Hi Guys! I hope you all had a great 4th of July! Our family went on a little vacation and for 2 days I didn’t work at all (besides chasing a toddler around 😉 ) and it was just what I needed! Some time by the beach, good food, and quality time left me feeling so refreshed.
I am working hard on my dining room update. Last week, I shared with you the super boring before and the plans to jazz it up (I sound like I’m 90 years old writing jazz- haha). I am happy to report that the room is already looking much more exciting! Why? Removable wallpaper.
I remember first hearing about temporary wallpaper when Oh Happy Day redid her entry years ago! But I never considered it for my home because I own, so I can put up normal wallpaper. And I did- on my stairs (now gone, also known as my biggest DIY disaster) and in the nursery.
The thing about wallpaper is it’s a PAIN to put up- messy, and hard to take down. I put up the nursery wallpaper when I was super pregnant and it was so frustrating and it took me a full day- it probably didn’t help that I was expecting (but I do LOVE the result).
So when Pixers asked me try out their removable wallpaper, I was definitely intrigued. I choose a pattern (there are SO many to choose from) and gave them my room measurements. When they arrived, they were pre-cut to fit- I love how simple they made it!
How to Install Removable Wallpaper
To begin with, I washed the walls with the rag and some soapy water to help ensure that the wallpaper would stick as well as possible. After the wall was dry, I started on the left hand side to begin applying. I needed to cut out a notch in the wallpaper to go around the beam in the ceiling. That is where the pencil, ruler, and scissors came in handy.
I started at the top of the wall. I unstuck the backing and slowly worked my way down the wall. I used the squeegee to make sure it was stuck and to push out all air bubbles.
I then continued around the room, continuing the same method of sticking on the wallpaper and squeegeeing it to the wall. If I messed up and the wallpaper wasn’t level (I just used my eye since I was installing it in such a tight space), I’d just unstick it from the wall and start all over again.
The only other space I needed to cut out was around an outlet, which was easy (I just put the wallpaper over the outlet and traced the hole with a pencil and then cut it out).
The whole project only took a few hours and it was pretty satisfying work while being mess free! I honestly appreciate not having to deal with the water and paste that usually comes with wallpapering since my toddler was around during parts of the project.
The pattern instantly made the space feel more modern and updated! I love it next to the subway tile in the kitchen- I think they play together nicely.
Here’s a look at the before and after:
I am so excited to layer in other elements like a rug, drapes, art, a new chandelier, and accessories to completely change this space!
I really appreciate that if I get sick of this pattern that it’ll take 5 minutes to remove! If you’d like to see examples of Pixers wallpaper in other spaces, check out my Pinterest board here. And as a special promotion just for my readers, you guys get 45% (!!!) off with the code ASHLEY. If you have a space in your home that’s begging for pattern, this is your chance to jazz it up 😉 Let me know if you end up getting anything! Tag me on Instagram, I’d love to see!
Check back next week for another dining room post- I have some chair reupholstering on the horizon!
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