WTF...!

This one just kills me! A new one from bryonie porter, the fabulous British wallpapered furniture company:
See the legs? it is a dresser, leftover scrapes of fabulous wallpapers, can you identify them? I can most of them.
I always wanted to do paper on furniture and then I saw this stuff a year ago and it just shut me down. It is so outrageously and perfectly executed that anything anyone else does looks like crap. Don't get me wrong. The top, some panels, drawer fronts, interiors, all that is fine. I can do it and love it.  And I urge my readers to do it! But beyond that, there is a standard now and this is it:

LOOK at that alignment on every part of the piece
Can you imagine the exact cuts, placement, alignment, gluing, and finishing required. All those edges have to be flat flat flat even if it is wrapped around the edges which I doubt. High end expensive wall paper is not thin flimsy stuff. It is not forgiving. You need a new blade for each piece you trim. Try wrapping it around a corner. You want to shoot yourself.

What else could you possibly need in a bedroom other then this, a big round mirror above and some La Perla?

As you will see from their site Bryonie has a handful of new reproductions pieces you buy and then pick out your own paper. Of course they do specials orders.
PS: I know Bryonie has been around the blogs for awhile now. Tough. Look at this gorgeousness again.
PPS: I apologize for not posting more and posting consistently. And I don't mean to use work as an excuse but it is a GIANT excuse. I would rather be redoing and spending time here so come back please.
PPPS: Your comments mean so much to me. XXXXOOOOO


8 comments:

  1. Cat, this just KILLS me!!! I want to do all of this with stencils, of course! Wish I had their furniture blank source....so jealous! Thanks for sharing. Maybe "everyone" has heard of this company, but this is the first time I've seen it---so thanks!

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  2. Oh I am so glad I gave you something new to see Melanie and Yes yes, stencils and I thought of that but it would make me way to long. All those colors and and small areas to get into, hard with a stecil. Other then your fabulous Modellos Melanie can you also invent a reusable VERY flexible stencil.
    Cat

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  3. I had never seen it either and I thought I had my fingers on the pulse of UK "stuff".
    My husband gets mylar stencils into all sorts of odd corners using a metal straight edge and gets a very sharp finish

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  4. I can definitely see all of these projects being done with stencils. I'm thinking they would be easier to work with than cutting up wallpaper and would wrap around the edges easily. You could use a combination of Modellos and stencils or cut up some stencils to fit. Now I'm looking at all my furniture to see what I can experiment with! Nice to see you posting again, Cat. I hear you about finding the time to keep up with a blog. You want to do it, but some days/weeks it is just not possible unless we can find a way to clone ourselves.

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  5. Oh, I hit the wrong button and my post above shows up as Anonymous. So sorry! :-(

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  6. Carol/Cait: you are making me feel better about doing this with stencils. I have never successfully wraped a stencil around a corner and it has always been touch and go even at the ceiling. How do you do it. I luv the modellos but I don't have a client to pay me....
    Cat
    PS: thanks so much for stopping by!

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  7. Cat, I often use a repositionable spray adhesive on the stencils, but other times I just use a lot of tape. You have to assume some contortionists positions for corners. Do a little yoga first! ;-) I always fill in areas I could not stencil well with a liner brush.

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  8. Thank you so much for posting these photos. I have never heard of either Bryonie Porter or wallpapered furniture, and find myself delighted, thrilled and inspired. My favorite is Black Birds. I agree that the paper likely does not wrap around the edges, as it would be too difficult to cut multiple repeats and place them just right. That said, how does he prevent peeling? Perhaps multiple coats of varnish do the trick. I would really like to try this, and will let you know if I do. Thank you for yet another truly unique blog post.

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