January 21, 2011MCM Home Improvement – Wall Treatments and More Fabric
By Sablemable aka Jan
This was a fun research project to do as I discovered two sites that I didn’t know about.
You know the area above the kitchen cabinets, the soffit(s), I believe they’re called? It’s a what’s-a-girl/guy-to-do dilemma as far as decorating goes. Do we paint it? Wallpaper it? What? What!
Here’s a few ideas.
Stenciling has been around for quite some time, but there’s never been anything for the MCM home. At Home Art and Fun (www.homeartandfun.com) they offer stencils with a definite MCM style. The stencils shown below are repeating or allover stencils.
MAUD FLOWERS LARGE AT $55.00
MAUD FLOWERS SMALL AT $32.00 (ON SALE!)
Jan Dressler’s stencil website (www.dresslerstencils.com) has the Robin Carter Collection which has a couple of MCM designs. Eggz and Chopsticks. Unfortunately, all images are copyrighted, so I can’t show them to you. But go check them out on her website, please. You won’t be disappointed.
I’m not crazy about wallpapering, but after seeing these, Iam considering adding wallpaper.
At Design Your Wall (www.designyourwall.com), I found two kitchen wallpaper designs that are a big thumbs up for MCM kitchens! I forgot to find out if the wallpaper is single or double rolls, but each are a 30 square foot roll going for (hold your breath) $98.99 per roll. Ouch! Samples are available.
CHICKEN AND CHICKS ON A GRAY BACKGROUND
KITCHEN UTENSILS ON A BLUE BACKGROUND
If you haven’t heard of Bradbury and Bradbury (www.bradbury.com), then you’re missing a real treat when it comes to MCM wallpaper. Their MCM line is called Atomic Age and here are a few that will send you straight to the floor in a dead faint. Both shown are 30 square foot rolls. They also have samples.
ATOMIC DOODLE PINK (ALSO IN TURQUOISE AND TAUPE) FOR $72.00 A ROLL
GEE GEE BISQUE (ALSO IN GRAY AND SAGE) IS $58.00 PER ROLL
If you’re wanting something to go with your late Sixties to early Seventies home, Bradbury and Bradbury have you covered. This is from their Mod Generation Line and the rolls are 30 square feet.
WONDERWALL MARMALADE (ALSO IN GINCHY GREEN AND MOODY BLUE) IS $62.00 A ROLL
REVERB TAMBOURINE GREEN (ALSO IN PURPLE TANGERINE, NAUGAHYDE, AND MOODY BLUE) RUNS $62.00 PER ROLL
I was ecstatic, almost giddy with joy when I found this website. Melina Made (www.melinamadefabrics.com), not only has wallpaper, but heavy duty barkcloth upholstery/drapery material that is designed with MCM home owners in mind. First the wallpaper, which only comes in single rolls and the samples shown below are all $35.00 per roll.
BOOMERANG PINK (ALSO COMES IN MUSHROOM AND WHITE)
STARRY NIGHT WHITE (ALSO COMES IN LEMON)
TIKI FOREST (ALSO IN TIKI SUNGOLD)
Now for the fabric, and I’m only showing two samples of what is offered. Those shown are $40.00 a yard and the fabric, as I had mentioned earlier, is 100% barkcloth in upholstery and drapery grade material.
Now our only dilemma is what-do-we-choose!
Readers, tell me about your favorite wallpaper store and what samples made your head spin.