Rental Friendly Wallpaper
Hi there! Well, it’s been a little of a struggle, but I’m happy to see a huge improvement in our rental kitchen. Welcome to week 3 of the month long New Year New Room Refresh challenge hosted by Casa Watkins Living. That means next week will be the final reveals for all bloggers participating. If you are coming from This Is Our Bliss, welcome! I can’t wait to see how her modern playroom is coming along.
New Year New room Refresh: Global Eclectic Rental Kitchen
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After I used removable wallpaper on our kitchen cabinets in our last rental, I was ecstatic to use it again. Unfortunately, I didn’t order quite enough to cover everything I wanted to do but the kitchen still has the same vibe I was going for. I chose this herb garden print from Walls Need Love to add more eclectic style.I measured twice before my making my cuts but quickly realized there was a lot of unevenness around the sliding doors and wall frame. My perfect straight cuts didn’t get me anywhere. I finished the wall the best I could but had to come up with a solution for exposed old wallpaper around the frame. I decided to border it with washi tape.
This is just a temporary wall solution while we live here so I’m okay with the tape. The wallpaper actually went over smoothly on the existing textured wallpaper which was a happy surprise. It’s also gorgeous!
I was planning on covering the cabinets to the left but ran out. I also wasn’t able to completely cover the wall. Still trying to think of a solution for this corner. Any suggestions?
Instead of pre cutting holes for the windows and door handles, I laid the wallpaper right over them and scored around the edges lightly with an exacto knife. It worked like a charm.
The wallpaper print looks great with all the plants around the house. I can’t wait to share the reveal next week!
There’s not much left to do!
Create a focal point with new wallpaper. Add more storage and counter space with a kitchen cart/island.
Update hardware with recycled copper pulls from our last rental kitchen.
Add a colorful rug to brighten up the space. Include more wood tones with counter top storage and cutting boards.
Brighten up the gray tile with a mirror or art.
Display our existing copper pots and pans with a stainless steel rail to free up cabinet space and add more interest.
Make sure to see Vintage Romance Style’s update this week! She’s been working hard on her gorgeous master bedroom.
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that paper is so incredibly fun!
Thank you Cassie! I LOVE it. Wish I had more… lol
This is looking amazing. What a great idea.
Thanks Marty! I sure makes a difference. 🙂
It’s so great Kathy!!! I love this design and the wall is definitely a showstopper!
Thanks Steph! My husband helped me picked it out. I wanted something a little more crazy, but I love how this one looks. 🙂
Eeeeek!!!!! This looks so good! The wallpaper adds so much character to the space. It feels fresh and it modernizes the kitchen too.
Yes! Loved hearing that. Thanks Jess!
beautiful Kathy, I love that this is removable. Just curious, is this easier to install then regular wallpaper?
It’s super easy! I’ve actually never put up real wallpaper but this one is really easy to cut and reposition (it’s like a big vinyl decal). It can take longer to remove because of glue it may leave behind but totally worth it. 😉
OH! This looks absolutely gorgeous! Loving it!
Thank you Jen! The kitchen sure needed some gorgeous. lol It is definitely getting better!
That wallpaper is amazing! The pattern is perfect and it completely changed the whole look of your space!! Great Job! Pinning!
Thanks Cat! The kitchen desperately needed it. I actually thought of it the very first time we walked through the house. lol
I love that wallpaper in your space! For the gap on the wall, why not fill it with some of the Walls Need Love solid stripes? A green or even metallic would look cool and it comes with plenty of feet on the roll to add some stripes to the cabinets.
Genius my friend! I saw some emerald green contact paper at the dollar store, maybe I can cut it into stripes!
So, I know you are probably so annoyed by running out of wallpaper but girl, it looks good! I adore the pattern you picked.
Thanks Ashley! I can’t believe I measured it wrong. Twice. lol It does make a huge difference…
The paper makes such a huge difference! It would probably be too much of a pain to take down the paper from the walls and apply it to the cabinets so that just the doors and cabinets have paper. Can you get more sent and just not sweat the reveal next week? I really love the look of having all of the walls and cabinets covered. Either way, your kitchen looks great!
Thanks Sharon! I think I might do something more in the future but I’m happy to have the bright pop of color that’s up. I’m trying not to stress since it’s just a temp space and solution. 🙂
Can I just say… You are the wallpaper whisperer! I love every one that you choose and you put it in the best places!
You’re so sweet! Thanks Corinna. I was a little iffy with this one because I wanted more color but I let my husband help me decide. I knew I needed a botanical!