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!
If want to try something similar but a smaller project, give a piece of furniture a makeover with peel and stick wallpaper!
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