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A mid-century kitchen with vintage-style peel-and-stick patterned wallpaper

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Our kitchen has come a long way in the 14 months we’ve lived in this house. We’ve peeled off old wallpaper, repaired and repainted drywall, replaced light fixtures, and replaced countertops. Tap, we removed a huge cabinet to let in more light, reattached the crown molding from where we lowered the cabinet, installed open shelving, and last summer we painted the old wood cabinets a new bright creamy white. You can see a little bit of the progress on this project in the pictures below.

Before: Mid-century farmhouse renovation

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A mid-century kitchen with vintage-style peel-and-stick patterned wallpaper

It’s like a completely different space, isn’t it? All have been taken parts Of our energy (and home decor budget) in the past year to get to the point where we can say we love the room, but Love her We really do. It feels modern but still retains the charm of our 1960s farmhouse, and the small space works surprisingly well considering the small square footage. Our kitchen is truly my happy place, and I always look forward to cooking in it. There was only one final design detail I really wanted to add back in before I could officially call the room “done.”

A mid-century kitchen with vintage-style peel-and-stick patterned wallpaperA mid-century kitchen with vintage-style peel-and-stick patterned wallpaper

A mid-century kitchen with vintage-style peel-and-stick patterned wallpaper

As much as I loved the new white-on-white aesthetic in our kitchen, I admit it looked a little plain. Since our kitchen is so small, there wasn’t a lot of room for decorative accents otherwise The open shelves we installed. I needed to find a way to add a little color to the space to make it feel like “us,” and ultimately decided that wallpaper would be the perfect solution. The reason is that it won’t take up space on shelves or countertops, and I can choose a custom pattern from the wallpaper supplier I use. Fantasy wallsuntil I realized I would get the perfect print for our home and its color/vibrance palette.

If you look at the photo above, you’ll see that we’ve narrowed it down to two styles of peel-and-stick wallpaper: One is called “Candice” Another called “Neutral geometric.” You may recognize the latest print from when I used it to renovate my flat panel door from last year. For the second sample, we had a custom “Candice” color matched to our favorite Sherwin-Williams “Sea Salt” paint, and I was very impressed with this vintage-inspired look and subtle touch of color. We ultimately decided to use the custom version of “Candice” Because I thought the blue/green color would help give our kitchen a timeless touch.

A mid-century kitchen with vintage-style peel-and-stick patterned wallpaperA mid-century kitchen with vintage-style peel-and-stick patterned wallpaper

I didn’t get any pictures of the installation process, however You can watch it in video format here on my TikTok feed. Just like most wallpapering situations in our house, I did the entire project myself with no surprises. I really enjoy the challenge of wallpapering a room! In my opinion, it’s much easier to use wallpaper than paint because it gives you such an instant transformation. Once I stepped back to look at the finished product, I was completely impressed. The new addition of color was the perfect finishing touch in our kitchen, but I’m glad I chose pattern as well as color. Yes, I could have painted the room “sea salt,” but this mid-century curvy linear pattern gets us to the point where we realize… love Retro design.

A mid-century kitchen with vintage-style peel-and-stick patterned wallpaper

A mid-century kitchen with vintage-style peel-and-stick patterned wallpaper

A mid-century kitchen with vintage-style peel-and-stick patterned wallpaper

Now, one thing you may have noticed is that we decided to stop the wallpaper only at the edges of the kitchen. Wallpapering this entire space – the kitchen and the attached open-plan living area nook – would break the bank and take several extra hours of work. I also didn’t feel like I was really the back half of the room necessary To be wallpaper.

I was lucky that the transition to the sitting area side of the room was clear and clean next to the refrigerator, as you can see above. The wall took a 90 degree angle there, so I stopped the wallpaper at that angle. However, the other wall is the open shelving extending directly into the corner of the kitchen (you can get a better idea of ​​the room’s layout in the second photo below). To create a natural transition from a wallpapered wall to a white painted wall, I hung a collection of Floor to ceiling curtains Next to the window in the room. This gave me an intentional place to park the wallpaper, and I think the solution works perfectly.

I thought I’d explain this in case you guys are in a similar predicament and need help figuring out a way to transition from one wall treatment to another. If you have a window in the room, use floor-to-ceiling curtains to soften the transition! I’ve also thought about a vertical piece of wall trim, and I’ve seen people do that successfully – my in-laws actually did that between the kitchen and dining room, and I think it looks great. I hope one of these two tips works for you.

A mid-century kitchen with vintage-style peel-and-stick patterned wallpaper

A mid-century kitchen with vintage-style peel-and-stick patterned wallpaper

A mid-century kitchen with vintage-style peel-and-stick patterned wallpaper

Honestly, these pictures don’t do the wallpaper justice. The color is somehow more saturated in person, which makes the pattern stand out more as well. I hope you see it in real life! Maybe you can get a better idea of ​​the colors and patterns in the video I put together —Watch it here on TikTok, As I said. However, we absolutely love this latest one Luxury peel and stick wallpaper Transformation, and it makes me giddy to move straight to my next wallpaper project for 2024. I can’t wait to show you what I have planned…

A mid-century kitchen with vintage-style peel-and-stick patterned wallpaper

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