Our New Old House

1918 Bungalow


Not another wallpaper post!

I know you just can’t get enough of my crazy wallpaper posts, so here’s another one coming to you from my hallway and bathroom!

I uncovered wallpaper in the hallway that I haven’t seen anywhere else in the house. It seems to be the very first wallpaper ever put up since it’s the bottom layer. It has white doily circles surrounded by a red trim, what appears to be white colored cherries or apples, and a red trimmed bird, all on a light gray background.


This most intriguing wallpaper showed up in the bathroom. Apparently, our bathroom was once papered in – get this – BLACK wallpaper with dayglow neon colors in very random looking images! Thing is, I’d expect this of the mid to late sixties. But this wallpaper has to be at least from the forties, maybe even older. Does anybody know of trends involving black wallpaper from some past decade?





I would love to learn more about wallpaper trends of the past, so if anyone can recommend a good book or website I can read, do please pass it along to me. 🙂

Thanks for indulging me!

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3 Responses to “Not another wallpaper post!”

  1. September 24th, 2007 at 5:01 pm

    Helen says:

    I had the blue-grey wallpaper in the upper righthand corner of your first picture all over my house. Love the lamb!

  2. September 24th, 2007 at 5:03 pm

    ournewoldhouse1 says:

    You did? That’s funny because that wallpaper was put up in literally EVERY room of my house. They must have gotten a really good deal on that style. It’s been so funny scraping different rooms and hearing someone in the next room say, “Guess what! We found it in here too!” Goofy.

  3. January 19th, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    Anonymous says:

    I don’t know much about wallpaper, but those patterns remind me of some reproduction 1920s fabric you can find.

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