Roll On Wallpaper

My friend Grace from A Storied Style (who posted the cutest room reveal today), tweeted me a link to this company recently.


I think I got a PR email from them or something once and was intrigued with the idea. Do any of you have any experience with patterned paint rollers? I wonder how hard it is to line up the patterns perfectly and to get the paint on the wall in a consistent layer? I suspect you'd have to get okay with the idea of there being a lot of variation in the color shades. Could look cool though?

I'd be tempted to try something like this neon pink in a kid's room, or a closet or the backs of a bookshelf. A stencil would work just as well, though I wonder if the roller application would be much faster?

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Happy weekend, friends! Let's make it a great one! xx

26 comments:

KatiePerk said...

Holy smokes! That is neat!

Hawleywood said...

I have a vintage pattern roller that I'm planning on using on the back of built-in bookshelves soon. I'll let you know how hard it is!

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Love this idea!
Happy Saturday.
Teresa
xoxo

tricia7934 said...

I love this idea. Any suggestions on where to find solid color wallpaper?

Between Blue and Yellow said...

That is cool! But what about if you want to paint over it later. Will the stencil show through I wonder?

JD said...

When I was 12 and living in Germany,my mother had this done to the living room. I recall the backround base was a warm taupe and the print was done in 3 different colors,white,bluegray and an orangey beige. There were 2 men working side by side and the colors were added to the roller after the predominate white had dried.It was beautiful.I remember it was a vine with small flowers and birds, maybe butterflies(?).I'm 60 now,wonder why it took so long to get here?!dl

DG said...

How could that possible work when you get to a corner or the end of a wall?The pattern most certainly wouldn't line up and you can't cut the roller?????? They perhaps have instructions??

rcwillman said...

Ha! everything old is new again! my parents did this in the 70's(???) it was all the rage, can't say it looked great as a DIY project (my dad was an impressive diyer, hung wallpaper etc) but I remember thinking meh. I'm not certain about an entire room but I'm intrigued wit hthe idea of the back of a bookcase or one highlighted wall, perhaps adding highlighting with a brush would be interesting? i would love to see photos

April Sharman said...

What a fabulous idea, but you would need a steady hand! I checked out the patterns and they are so pretty.

Nancy said...

It's a brilliant idea. I hope to have an application for it one day! I'd love to try it.
Hope your weekend is grand.
xo Nancy
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Grace Mitchell said...

Oh my word, sweet Jenny! Thanks so much for posting this! I am ordering the chinoiserie, the woodgrain, and the malachite with my birthday money! :) I'll let you know how it goes!

Also, did you notice anything familiar with the design board for that room? When I was googling inspiration images, I found some from you - of course! Still can't go wrong with Rustoleum Safety Red!

See you soon! xoxo

http://www.astoriedstyle.com/

Grace Mitchell said...

Oh my word, sweet Jenny! Thanks so much for posting this! I am ordering the chinoiserie, the woodgrain, and the malachite with my birthday money! :) I'll let you know how it goes!

Also, did you notice anything familiar with the design board for that room? When I was googling inspiration images, I found some from you - of course! Still can't go wrong with Rustoleum Safety Red!

See you soon! xoxo

http://www.astoriedstyle.com/

Liz Lewis said...

What a fantastic idea! Super rad.
Liz
http://liz-makes.blogspot.com/

SimplePrettyThings said...

I wouldn't be comfortable putting up the money to try something that looks questionable. Get a stencil.

lemongroveblog.com said...

In concept it seems like a lovely idea - but man - I think it would be so hard to get a good finish. I see lots of paint dripping, and I think it would be pretty hard to get the pattern to line up correctly. I would love to see this if you try it though!

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Shannon said...

SO pretty!!! WOW!
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Sarah K said...

Looks great. I haven't tried this technique, but done a few wall stencils before. I would imagine it would be way faster and I wouldn't mind the variation in color.

Thanks so sharing will probably try at some point.

Hannah J said...

You had posted about the faux bois roller by Martha a while back and I ended up doing it to my bathroom walls- here:
http://angelbabiespaintandcookies.blogspot.com/2012/08/new-powder-room.html
my experience was that it was super duper fast for sure- but as one of the other commenters said- the tops of the walls where they meet the ceiling, as well as the bottom and edges near the moldng were tricky for sure- since the roller is round- I had to be creative- you can see in the pics how it left a sort of line where the roller stoppped around the edges. In all it looks pretty awesome!

cd said...

I found this company too - they seem to have even more patterns, just lacking the cute etsy store front :) (I haven't tried either company, but it seems SO much more appealing than stenciling which I know I'd do three repeats on and then quit because no way jose.)

cd said...

oops - forgot to paste:
http://www.rollerwall.com/pattern_2584.html

cd said...

I found this company too - they seem to have even more patterns, just lacking the cute etsy store front :) (I haven't tried either company, but it seems SO much more appealing than stenciling which I know I'd do three repeats on and then quit because no way jose.)

Molly said...

i love the idea, but it seems like it could be a bit difficult to get the patterns to line up. would love to give it a try though!

Molly - http://dreamsinhd.blogspot.com/

Mathilde Inge said...

My Mother is from Germany and my parents used these rollers in the 70's. My Father also rolled designs in many of their friend's homes. I noticed a question I thought I should answer. Someone asked about corners. What my Father did when the pattern did not repeat perfectly on the wall, was he used a piece of cardboard over that he held over the already painted portion and then rolled the roller over the cardboard and the wall to fill in the gap. I also noticed another question about painting over the design. Yes the design did show through so more than one coat may need to be applied. Hope this helps!!

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Adventures in Dressmaking said...

OMG, what an amazing tool. I've tried stenciling but on my orange peel walls, it looks terrible!! Would LOVE to give one of these a try!

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