Wallpapering can be a real commitment and expense if you use it in an entire room or wall. If you don't want to make that big of a commitment, but really LOVE wallpaper (which you should) you can just paper a small area, as I have here. Our bedroom has a built-in vanity area with a couple of high shelves with a set of doors. The doors were the perfect canvas for this project. This wallpaper is called Wild Poppies and is flocked with a slightly shimmery base. It is a super cool and modern print.
For this project I papered small doors, but use your imagination to make it your own. If you want more of a large focal point somewhere in your house, you could wallpaper a large piece of particle board or wood from your lumber yard and attach it to your wall.
- Mod Podge (or wallpaper paste)
- Paint brush for applying the Mod Podge
- Pencil for tracing
- Scissors for cutting (or a cutting mat)
- Roller of some sort. Even a rolling pin will work
- First you will want to prep what you are wallpapering. Make sure it is clean and smooth.
- Trace your item (or measure) and cut the wallpaper to the size you need.
- Cut to the correct size. You can cut any excess once it's applied, but I find it easier to have it the correct size to start with.
- Use your paint brush to cover the area with Mod Podge
- Place the wallpaper on the item. I started by lining up one edge and then smoothing out the rest
- Use your roller to smooth out the wallpaper to ensure good contact with the Mod Podge
- If any drips out of the side, wipe it with some damp paper towels.
- Use scissors or a rotary cutter to cut away any excess
The bag to the right is my favorite madebyhank bag. She makes the coolest purses and bags and I am feeling the urge to buy another one. She has a shop here you should check out.
The art on the right was made by one of Dave's former students. Every year the art department at his school holds a huge art show. We bought this piece a couple of years ago. It's been hanging a few places around the house, but I think I finally found a permanent spot for it. Although, another plan for this room is to make that whole small wall a mirror. I desperately need a good full length mirror in our bedroom (in addition to a well-lit space) so I stop accidentally wearing shirts that are see through to work. Oops.