Worn and Ready For Refreshment
Priming The New Canvas
Wallpapering With Plain Paper And Overlays
Ripping Technique For A Smooth Surface
Base Paint With Jotun Pure Color
Hand painted Silver Lines With Sweet Pea Stencil
The Artisan Heidi Zilmer
Handpainted Sweet Pea Wallpaper Done
The castle was acquired by H. N. Andersen, EAC's founder, as a wedding present to his daughter Astrid (called Adda) Andersen and her husband Frode Neergaard. Adda Andersen was born and raised in Siam (Thailand) from which many of the antiques in the castle's rooms tribes.
Tirsbæk is located approx. 7 km east of the town of Vejle between high forested hills in a side valley of the Vejle Fjord. The three-winged building was built on a medieval rampart by Iver Lung and dates back to approx 1550.
MAKING THE WALLAPER
The original worn canvas on the walls were about 100 years old - the wallpaper from approx. 1930 was worn and faded. Both had to be replaced.
The new canvas was primed with skinglue and coated with two layers of plain, smooth wallpaper.
Classical wallpapering techniques were used to create the perfect wall.
The base color was painted directly on the wallpaper. Metallic stripes were hand painted and on top of them 6 stencils were used for the new sweet pea pattern.
Each stencil were handcut and there were only one of each - no mistakes were allowed and it took a lot of cleaning the stencils while making the pattern.
It was important for the family to make a copy of the old wallpaper pattern - because the name of the room is: Sweet pea room.
The family wanted the colours to match the reupholstered furniture and bed linnen and the pattern to be more modern and simple.
Old And New Design
Color Match With The Room's Bed Linen And Furniture
Luxury Bespoke Wallpaper
See more pictures of the process on the Blog