Day 22: Complete a project I’ve been putting off

I’m beyond thrilled to share my latest home project with you! Just a few days ago, I finally convinced Andrew to stop studying for approximately one hour to help me finish something I’ve been wanting to do since we moved in. In just over an hour, we covered a wall in our guest bedroom with rad marble paper from Dick Blick. And guess how much the whole thing cost? Just $50 for the paper, Modge Podge, and brushes we used. Our pup friend, Max, happened to be staying with us that weekend. I think he loved it too. NOTE: Don’t do this if you have awesome walls. We do not. In fact, our walls have layers of wallpaper living below paint.DSC_0738Step 1: Measure the paper and calculate how many pieces you’ll need to cover the wall. We needed to trim a few of ours down so they’d fit perfectly. Gather your other materials (shown below).DSC_0702Step 2: Apply a semi-thick coat of Modge Podge to the back of one paper piece using a foam brush.DSC_0707Step 3: Starting in one corner, carefully press the paper onto the wall. DSC_0709Step 4: Add a second sheet, but reverse the direction of the paper so that the pattern looks varied. With each piece, press the paper against the wall from one corner to another, removing any wrinkles as you go.DSC_0711 DSC_0713Step 5: Carefully remove any excess paper along the bottom trim or along the corners where the walls meet.DSC_0756

One Comment

  1. Sarge in Charge
    October 23, 2013

    That paper is so versatile… I framed another color in the den of an old apartment. This looks fabulous and so much more high end than it is!

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