These encyclopedias are pretty unique as they contain pictures rather than a lot of text. I spent several nights leafing through all five volumes and selecting pages that include items related to architecture, design, furnitures, etc.
The first step in this project was to trim up the pages. Not super exciting but having straight edges certainly makes this project a lot easier as each page keeps the next one straight (meaning I didn't need to pull out the level or mark off any chalk lines to keep everything straight).
The next step was to put up a layer of sizing on the wall. Sizing helps prep the wall for wallpaper and gives you a little wiggle room to line up the sheets. It also makes removal a wee bit easier.
And that's another item off the 'to-do' list:
paint the room in Stonington Gray (carrying the colour up from the downstairs) paint the desk in white wallpaper behind the desk with pages from books
- add shelves above the desk (purchased!)
paint out the closet door in whiteand replace the handles paint the interior of the closet
- create efficient shelving in the closet
- replace the trim around the doors
paint the baseboards white
- paint my dresser in navy blue and switch out the handles
- bring it all together with artwork and some accessories