Wallpaper with lines (tile effect in this instance) should absolutely not be allowed in houses where there is bu**er all straight...
'She who has great ideas' thought that 'he who does what he's told' should put some heavy vinyl wallpaper on the wall behind the kitchen work surfaces. This sounds simple enough, but in a kitchen which is decades old, before the days of fancy lazer levels, it's hard to find a straight line to start from.
This of course isn't really a problem, as everybody who has stuck up a bit of wallpaper will know, you simply start with a vertical line. HUH!!!!
In hindsight I now realise that the worktops and wall cabinets were installed without the aid of either a horizontal or vertical line.
So perhaps I should have stuck with my gut instinct and said no to the idea of tile effect paper. But the job is done. 'She who normally tells me how to do things' managed to avoid instructions, and she's extremely happy with the results. Perhaps the reason she kept her mouth shut during the job has something to do with my overly liberal use of swear words every time I come in contact with wall paper.
Anyway, the bottom line of this little story is that I've found yet another connection between Shetland and West Norway......
Builders in neither of the two places can build anything that can be decorated with wallpaper with straight lines. LOL!!!!
PS. It's also the most expensive wallpaper I've ever hung, at nearly 600 Kroner for a roll.
PPS. The instructions came in English and Norwegian, but both were different since the paper was made in Holland, and it looked like they had used Google Translator when they printed the label.
Yun's aa fir enoo