I heart wallpaper. I want to wallpaper the bedroom, the powder room and maybe even a wall in the dining room. But someone in my house is strongly against it. What he doesn’t get is, wallpaper has come a long way. It’s not the same impossible-to-get-off-nightmare that we spent weeks trying to remove about 10 years ago from our very first home. But still, he’s not going for it….for now.
To give this naysayer a little taste and ease the idea of wallpaper back into his mind, I gave some bookcases a mini makeover with Tempaper temporary wallpaper. This peel and stick loveliness, brought a little flair to an otherwise boring set of Ikea bookcases. I quite like the look and when I get bored of it…Voila! It peels off, easy peasy!
I was amazed at how much abuse this paper took as I put it on and pulled it off repeatedly in an attempt to position it perfectly and remove pesky air bubbles. It didn’t tear, crinkle or stretch out of shape.
I managed this mini makeover on my own, but a whole wall project would definitely require more than two hands. Once the backing is peeled away this stuff wants to grab itself like packing tape.
I have quite a bit left over, so I’m looking to apply it in small doses elsewhere. Maybe on a vase, in a closet, on the back on a door? Ya know, the more you-know-who sees it around the house the more he’ll warm up to the idea of a whole wall.
Temporary wallpaper is a dream for renters, those wanting to test the wallpaper waters, and those afraid of commitment. Will you or have you tried it? I’d love to hear your feedback.
Here are a few resources if you are interested. I used Tempaper, purchased from ModCloth.