Hanging wallpaper is super easy if you’ve got confidence and patience. Just ask Michelle Flynn, who recently wallpapered the master bedroom of her mum Yvonne’s home in Tauranga.
Although she can now sit back and admire a job well done, she admits she felt a little pressure when she first took on the job. Before retiring, Yvonne ran a wallpapering and decorating business for many years, which she operated while raising her four kids.
“Mum’s incredible, and I really wanted to do a good job for her,” says Michelle.
Michelle was pregnant with her eldest child when Yvonne taught her how to wallpaper, and she knew her mum had high standards.
High performance definitely runs in the family – Michelle is mum to wellness entrepreneur and former Black Stick Gemma McCaw.
With a sporting and wallpapering legacy to live up to, Michelle – an intermediate teacher by day – decided to brush up on her DIY skills, seeking a little guidance from Resene Eco.Decorator Steve Flett.
“Steve was great and he showed me a few new tricks,” says Michelle. “I found out wallpapering is much easier than it used to be.”