One thing I’ve learned about myself somewhat recently is that I love textured or patterned walls. The only catch is that I also like to change things up sometimes, so temporary changes are ideal. Check out this simple kitchen refresh with temporary wallpaper.
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I’ve been wanting to add shiplap or a full wall of subway tile to our kitchen for a while, but also knew it wasn’t going to happen anytime soon. This wallpaper has been in Nesting with Grace’s house for a while and I’ve always loved it. So when I got a gift card (for my birthday maybe?) I knew I needed to get some of this wallpaper. The most beautiful thing about it is that it’s temporary peel and stick. It goes up easily and comes down without damaging any walls.
It really was the easiest thing to put up. I’ve tried pre-pasted wallpaper before, where you have to spray it and book it. It was a miserable process (given I was also like 6 weeks post-partum). It was not the smartest project to tackle at that point in my life. Needless to say, it turned out ok, but I’ve already taken it down since it just didn’t turn out to be a favorite project.
This stuff. on the other hand, was so easy. I promise it was. Since it’s peel and stick, you can put it up and then re-adjust it. It’s really user-friendly and error proof.
I love how it just adds some excitement to this kitchen wall. And it’s temporary excitement, which is the best kind.
It was also pretty affordable. Of course, in order to do a whole wall you would probably need several rolls, so keep that in mind. But for this wall, I only needed one roll and I still have a good amount leftover. You can find this temporary wallpaper here.
Tips for Application
While this project was very simple, there are a few things I’ve learned from watching others and from personal experience.
- Slightly overlap each panel, so that if it shrinks, there isn’t a gap between the panels. This happened to me a different time. If you line them up just right, there will be a gap, with is a bummer.
- Measure and cut on the floor. You can even lay it all out to make sure the pattern matches up.
For this project, I measured and cut one piece, hung it, measured and cut the second piece, hung it, etc.
- Peel the backing off of the top portion first, line it up, and then remove the rest of the backing as you smooth it to the wall.
- Hang first, cut around outlets, windows, etc afterward.
If this is a project you’ve been wanting to do for a while, I encourage you to do it. It is such a simple project and I know you can do it 🙂
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