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Friday, March 31, 2017

Tempaper in the Sunroom at Bluestone Hill

We recently made a fun change in the sunroom. The left wall had previously had a green and white wallpaper on them, and I had painted right over the wallpaper as a quick fix last spring with Benjamin Moore Wales Gray. The lines where the strips met up were faintly visible, but not too badly. I kept thinking I would like to paint the wall white to brighten up the room, but I thought that would make the lines more obvious. When I saw the new textured Brick White wallpaper from our sponsor Tempaper Designs, I found the perfect solution. 

I had already used their Gold Peonies wallpaper in Everly's room, so I was fairly used to the way it applies and on the second strip I started rolling right along...until I got to the window. My brain just doesn't want to measure and cut backwards. I have always had trouble measuring things anyway. When we built our house and I had to take a measurement for insulation or something for my husband to cut, I couldn't think past quarter inches, so I would yell "34 and a quarter and two babies!" (That is to say, it is a personal deficit, not a complaint about the wallpaper!) ;) Aside from my cutting inadequacies, it went on great, and the long cold stretch hasn't affected it at all. (The sunroom is essentially a sun porch; we don't heat it, although it gets warm on sunny afternoons even in the winter.)

It actually fooled someone who had been in the room before, so I consider that a success! On my husband's birthday we had family over, and I got called out to ask if the brick was painted when we moved in, or if I painted it afterwards. It has a nice texture to it that really imitates true brick. And as long as no one inspects my corners or underneath the window trim, we're all set! Having used it twice now, I have to say, it really is a great option if you don't want to pay someone to apply wallpaper, if you aren't going to stay in a place forever, or have some other reason that you may want to remove it down the line. It holds so well and doesn't look temporary at all, but I love knowing that I could remove it and try a completely new look with very little hassle. I am a big fan!

Source List:
Faux painted brick wallpaper - Tempaper Textured Brick White
Floor - Bluestone
Windows and Curtains - existing
Table - Ballard Designs Ceylon Whitewash Outdoor Dining Table
End chairs - IKEA
Throw - Target
Side chairs - Joss and Main Xander Side Chair
Woven chargers - IKEA
Plates - Pottery Barn Emma set
Glasses - Home Goods
Rusty orb light - antique store
wooden crate (centerpiece) - antique store
sideboard, mirror and wire vase on sideboard - secondhand or antique store
Metallic distressed vase on sideboard - Target
footed bowl on sideboard - Pottery Barn Emma Footed Serving Bowl
Chaise lounge - Ballard Designs Baldwin Chaise with ruffled slipcover
Burlap buttoned pillow - antique store
White striped pillow - Union Willow
Striped throw with tassels - Target
Clock - Joss and Main
Side table - Target (was white I painted it)
Pitcher - Target
Small footed stand - antique store

Have a great day! - Jamie


  1. Wow I think it came out great. I have used faux bead board paper before, and this looks like it has the depth and texture to give it that realistic look!

  2. Jamie,

    Does Tempaper offer any kind of discount to get a sample of this through your blog post by chance?


    1. Hi, Michele! Unfortunately we aren't aware of any kind of coupon codes.


  3. Your house is so beautiful!! You make it look so warm and cozy!! Great job!

  4. I have wall paper in my powder bath, and would love to try this brick pattern. What is the Prep required over existing, well-stuck wall paper? Prime/seal? Then paper?
    Your room looks so inviting!
    Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thanks, Sharon! Jamie just painted the walls with regular Benjamin Moore paint and then a few months later applied the wallpaper. I would recommend consulting the Tempaper site for more specific instructions on the best application prep and techniques.


  5. Beautifully done!Love your style!

  6. Love how truly realistic that wallpaper is....enhanced the beauty of a room that is already beautiful!

  7. I completely understand the difficulty you have with measuring! I have the same problem! :-) The room looks so beautiful! The faux brick adds a lot of texture and charm. Thanks for sharing!

  8. What color did you paint the sideboard?
    Jason....when are you getting a new home to start on?

    1. Hi, Theresa! Jenni painted in Kendall Charcoal a few years back. And I'm not quite sure of that, but we do have some exciting changes to announce later this Spring!


  9. What a blessed person you are to have your uncle's beautiful home. You have made it even more beautiful. I have a question. Have you ever thought about painting or dry brushing the stone floor in a light gray? Just a thought. I really enjoy you and your sister's post. Keep up the good work! Rebecca

    1. Thanks, Rebeca! I asked Jamie and she said she has never considered doing anything to the bluestone--not sure she would dare try.



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