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Do you put shelves (nook in side of fireplace) up BEFORE or after wallpapering?

(7 Posts)
AndShesGone Sat 11-Feb-17 08:06:05

If it's wallpapered first the carpenter will have to be mega careful not to mark the wallpaper confused

But if they shelve first then it will be bloody difficult to wallpaper confused

Zampa Sat 11-Feb-17 08:11:59

If you're using a pattern, definitely wallpaper first as matching it would be a nightmare.

MrsPresley Sat 11-Feb-17 08:13:00

I've always done things like shelves, pictures etc after wallpapering. A decent carpenter/handyman (or woman) won't have any problem smile

AndShesGone Sat 11-Feb-17 09:31:06

Fantastic, thanks. Very heavily patterned wallpaper.

PhoenixJasmine Sat 11-Feb-17 09:37:22

Ooh, completely thread hijacking, but what about same scenario but painting?

Am planning on putting built in shelving in alcoves either side of chimney breast and painting both shelves and walls the same colour so it all looks seamless.

I think shelves up before painting all in one go, DP thinks paint walls then paint shelves then put painted shelves up.

JoJoSM2 Sat 11-Feb-17 10:19:52

You'll need a different paint for walls and shelves, ei wall paint and wood paint. I'd do the wall before putting the shelves up.

ThumbWitchesAbroad Sat 11-Feb-17 10:21:01

Shelves after decorating, regardless of whether painting or papering.

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