I've recently decided that I may just be the world's worst blogger. I second guess everything! I have an idea or do something to my house and think, "I should blog about that." Then a day (or hour or minute or nanosecond) later, I think, "Oh, who cares about that." I love writing about other people's homes, but when it comes to my own, I get all weird. I mean, does anyone want to hear about how I rearranged my furniture or bought a new pillow?
Does anyone else have these thoughts, or is it just me? Well, as my mind plays games with itself, I'll share something else that I've been second guessing... my wallpaper.
I've been so excited for the arrival of the grasscloth wallpaper we're using as part of our dining room makeover. Well, it was installed last week, and I really like it. I think.
I love the texture of it, and the visible seams don't bother me. I knew to expect that. I also knew that there would be inconsistencies in the color, as the natural fibers absorb the dye differently. But, I'm not sure I was prepared for just how inconsistent it would be.
I ordered 4 rolls of wallpaper, and all 4 were different shades. One was very pale, one dark, one more yellow, etc. My installer, who works with grasscloth a lot, said that you do not install one roll after the other, or it would look strange. Instead, she cut strips from each roll, and mixed all the strips together in a pile. We then decided the order in which they would be hung.
Now, I have no idea if that is the proper way to do it. I was trusting her expertise. But, there are some areas where one strip is quite a bit darker than the one next to it.
See what I mean?
The funny thing is when I'm in the room, there's really only one strip that bugs me. But, it's that one strip that wakes me up in the middle of the night. I start thinking about it, and wondering if the paper was really installed correctly.
I hesitated writing about this. (Remember... I've got issues). I'd like to know from you if this is normal. Not my mental issue (although feel free to comment on that)... I'm talking about the grasscloth now.
I'd like to know that this is just the way grasscloth is, and then I'll be able to sleep at night. However, I'm scared to hear that this is not normal, the paper is defective or the installer was off her rocker.
So, give it to me straight. I really want to know. I think.
Oh my gosh... I just had the greatest idea for a blog... "Blog Therapy." Bloggers could write in about their hangups, and we could diagnose and help them with their issues. Wait. Is that a stupid idea? Too late... I'm hitting the "publish" button....