Reusing Gracie Wallpaper

When I installed Gracie hand painted wallpaper in my previous home, in Westchester, I had it backed in muslin fabric with the thought that if I ever so desired, I could take down the paper and reuse it.  I had been told this was an option, and quite frankly, I wasn’t sure it would work out!

Well, I am here to tell you that it is possible!  Here are a few photos of the paper in my previous dining room (all photos copyright The Well Appointed House/Melissa Hawks):

Here are some photos of Joe Shea and his team reinstalling the paper, two years later, in my home in Greenwich:

The end product (minus a rug, and these are iPhone photos!)
Well, as they say…
If you love something, let it go.  If it comes back to you, it’s yours forever.  If it doesn’t, then it was never meant to be….
I say:
“If you love something…
back it in muslin…
Keep it…
and rehang it!”
-Melissa Hawks. The Well Appointed House
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  1. Elizabeth Traub

    This was fun to see. I love the worker in the blue shirt. His face is says it all. “Are we really rehanging this paper.” Your dining room in stunning and Iove the white mixed dark furniture. Elizabeth

    1. Darnel


      You are one lucky girl to be able to enjoy Gracie wallcovering in your home. I really wanted to use chinoiserie wallcovering in my master bedroom but the cost is prohibitive.

      Please tell me about NST Handcrafts.


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