Hi there friends! This week has been the most fun for me during the One Room Challenge. I finished installing the floral removable wallpaper on my cabinets and am just smitten with the way they look.
If you are not familiar with the One Room Challenge, it’s a 6 week room makeover/renovation for a group of featured bloggers and 100s of guest participant bloggers. This is the first time I’ve participated and have really enjoyed the process and interaction with readers and other bloggers.
I thought this part of the room makeover would take the most time but I completed this project in 2 hrs! The cabinets are made of metal or plastic but there is a smooth painted surface which is what removable wallpaper is made to adhere to. Walls Need Love sent me three 10 foot rolls of Clara wallpaper. I decided to hang it vertically so the pattern would line up across the cabinets from left to right.
It worked out perfectly. I used a yardstick and craft knife for nice, straight cuts. Make sure to measure twice and cute once if you are trying this!
The wallpaper was a dream to install. It was easy to reposition and didn’t leave any sticky residue like the last contact paper I used. Since I had previously tested, covered my cabinets with contact paper, and removed it without damaging the cabinets at all; I was confident in installing this lovely product! I’m super happy I made the decision to recover them. It’s such a crazy design choice (which is why I LOVE it!) but a perfect short term solution as a renter!
Okay, so we are almost done!! Next week is the big reveal and we’ll have fun seeing the before and afters. Here’s what has happened in the last 5 weeks.
A quick rundown of the ol’ to do list:
Spruce up seating with a pop of color Remove old contact paper Cover cabinet doors in a floral pattern – renter friendly
Update pulls to brass or gold
Hang new art Add a new rug Update tiles – renter friendly Better organization of countertop space and cabinets
Maybe try something new with the window treatments?
You can read about the entire process in these posts: Week one: Inspiration | Week two: Cabinet Organization | Week three: Update | Week four: DIY Swiss Cross Tiles | Week five: Floral Cabinets | Week six: Rental Kitchen Reveal