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    • bigdic
    • By bigdic 14th Jun 17, 2:30 PM
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    Finding a wallpaper to match existing
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    • 14th Jun 17, 2:30 PM
    Finding a wallpaper to match existing 14th Jun 17 at 2:30 PM
    Hopefully someone here can help, there are a few holes in our ceiling due to a rewire and I'm looking to match in the existing wallpaper. Only problem is that the paper was put up by the previous owners (now passed away) and I am struggling to find the same pattern.

    It's a blown vinyl and I've been to a few decorating centres but it doesn't appear in any of the current catalogues. Does anyone know of a website that perhaps carries discontinued wallpaper?

    I've attached a few pics on the off chance that someone recognises the pattern or could point me in the right direction.

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    • Doozergirl
    • By Doozergirl 14th Jun 17, 2:48 PM
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    • 14th Jun 17, 2:48 PM
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    How very 1980s.

    Can't you just strip the rest of the paper off and paint the ceiling instead? It's not exactly an original William Morris paper
    Everything that is supposed to be in heaven is already here on earth.
    • phoebe1989seb
    • By phoebe1989seb 14th Jun 17, 2:59 PM
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    • 14th Jun 17, 2:59 PM
    Our current house - 1850s with an Arts & Crafts extension - was full of that and woodchip (the devil's decorating material of choice ) when we bought it - between ceiling joists, inside cupboards, on the undersides of shelves in those name it, our PO applied horrid textured paper to it......grrrrrr!

    Fast forward two and a half years and we're still battling to remove it all and replace with classic smooth painted surfaces or period-appropriate wallpaper.

    As Doozer says, it's not exactly worth saving, let alone adding to

    If you must though, I've (surprisingly) seen similar in B&Q recently as well as in the discounted section of some independent decorating shops. Might be worth a try.....
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    • bigdic
    • By bigdic 14th Jun 17, 4:00 PM
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    • 14th Jun 17, 4:00 PM
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    • 14th Jun 17, 4:00 PM
    I'd love to strip it down and get rid of it, but I've no idea what the state of the ceiling under it will be and budget/time constraints don't allow for replastering. Don't have the time or inclination to repaper the whole ceiling either as it's a huge area.

    I've been round all the shops in my area and no luck so far.
    • moonpenny
    • By moonpenny 14th Jun 17, 4:45 PM
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    • 14th Jun 17, 4:45 PM
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    • 14th Jun 17, 4:45 PM
    I had similar paper on the ceiling years ago and after removing centre light fitting had the same problem.
    I have a settee pushed up against the wall (same wallpaper) and as there was nowhere else where the settee would go I decided to remove some paper from behind it.
    It was pretty easy as it had been painted over so many times it was like card. I drew round a saucer on the wall roughly same size and restuck on ceiling.
    A quick paint over and on bald bit on wall and you couldn't even see where it was patched up.
    Hope this helps!
    • Slinky
    • By Slinky 14th Jun 17, 4:45 PM
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    Is it one of the old Anaglypta classics patterns? Fibrous or Zircon maybe?
    Originally posted by Quizzical Squirrel
    If it's not, it's probably as likely a close a match as you'll fined.
    • auntymabel
    • By auntymabel 14th Jun 17, 11:10 PM
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    • 14th Jun 17, 11:10 PM
    Try here
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    • vacheron
    • By vacheron 15th Jun 17, 11:50 AM
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    • 15th Jun 17, 11:50 AM
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    • 15th Jun 17, 11:50 AM
    I had the same problem after a small leak brought some of our papered ceiling down.

    Previous owner had it done and it looks ok.

    I took a photo of the ceiling then googled "blown vinyl" on google images. I then scrolled through until I found the pattern and that link took me to the website.

    In the end we found an almost perfect match on which auntymabel just posted above!
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