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Get Rid of Wallpaper Once and For All!

Off with the wallpaper! Here’s what Frank Faulkner did>>

Frank Faulkner, http://frankfaulkner.com, is a Top 50 New York Designer, according to NY Spaces Magazine.He not only is a fabulous designer, but he is also a very talented artist. One of Frank’s recent homes is now featured in the March 2010 issue of NY Spaces Magazine. The circa 1870 home is in Hudson, NY. Having removed the old wallpaper, Frank decided to leave the living room walls “exactly as they were when we tore the wallpaper off, he says, cracked plaster, patination, and all.”

I was recently at a client’s home where the wallpaper had been stripped. Personally, I loved how the walls looked without anything further being done to them. It’s a matter of taste… wallpaper be gone!

Here are a few shots:

"Au naturelle" walls closeup

Walls left "natural" after wallpaper removal

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The Studio in Photos

For those of you who have asked to see what the Great Lakes Decorative Arts Studio looks like, here it is!

The Studio is located in the former Lake Erie Screw Factory in Lakewood, Ohio. It is a 2  minute drive from I90. The wonderful old factory houses over 50 various sized artisan studios. We hold an Open House twice a year, which is when most of these photos were taken. The studio is divided into two areas, the classroom and the work room. I keep the work room private; it is filled with products, works in progress, tools, ladders and anything else you can think of!

When I moved in...

When I moved in...

After a little lime plaster and rust

After a little lime plaster and rust

Welcome to the Open House!

Coming into the classroom area

Coming into the classroom area

 

Here is the wall of finishes… in several pics

Finishes- first

Finishes- first

Wall of finishes- two

Wall of finishes- two

Wall of finishes- three

Wall of finishes- three

Wall of finishes- four

Wall of finishes- four

The other long wall

The other long wall

In an upcoming post, I’ll tell you a bit about that gorgeous Art Deco screen that you see in the first photo.

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