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Nov 14, 2013, 12:51 PM
Ponch2
Large Wall
We have a very large wall that I need suggestions on decorating.
Nov 14, 2013, 08:29 PM
GardenSprite
More information would really be required for anyone to respond and help you.

How large is "very large"? Is it paneled, painted, and if so what color? What color are your draperies and carpeting? How much lighting is there in the room? What are your preferred styles of decorating?

Photos of the room would help as well.
Jan 08, 2014, 09:00 PM
KristinNicole
Turn it into a chalkboard wall, or find a large stencil and jazz it up that way. Look on Pinterest! I recently painted the wall in my laundry room with a chevron pattern and it looks great!! It took a long time to tape off (about 5 hours) but it was worth it!!
Mar 29, 2014, 05:10 PM
PropMgr
I'm considering the textured wall panels you can install. Haven't seen them myself in the real world but on-line and on the shows they look cool.

Does anyone have any experience with them?
Mar 29, 2014, 05:13 PM
PropMgr
Also, does anyone have any experience with removing grasscloth on the walls? It's a heavy textured wall covering they used alot in the 70's. My new condo has it on every wall downstairs, I think it's going to be a bear to take down! Hope the walls don't get wrecked...
Mar 31, 2014, 11:26 AM
Sparky617
quote:
Originally posted by PropMgr:
Also, does anyone have any experience with removing grasscloth on the walls? It's a heavy textured wall covering they used alot in the 70's. My new condo has it on every wall downstairs, I think it's going to be a bear to take down! Hope the walls don't get wrecked...


It is removed like any wallpaper. How well it comes off depends on how it was installed. If you're lucky the walls were painted with an oil base primer before the paper went up and they were sized. If you're unlucky it was installed on unpainted drywall or drywall with just a flat coat of paint on it.

I.HATE.WALLPAPER!


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