Hi friends and welcome to week 3 of the “New Year, New Room Challenge”. If you are just tuning in, I am participating in a month long challenge where a group of bloggers are doing a room a makeover in their home. We have a tight timeline, but some amazing sponsors to help make it happen and it’s always helpful to have a reason to focus on one space from start to finish. For my space, I am giving the boys bathroom a refresh- you can see my design plans for the space here. This week I am thrilled to share an easy upgrade I installed over the weekend- a Faux Shiplap Wall using Peel & Stick Wallpaper. I love this fresh statement wall in here and the way it adds some charm but is still a subtle detail.
And the best part? I did it all by myself, in about 2.5 hours.
Oh wait- I think I forgot to mention the best-est part… that it is REMOVABLE Peel & Stick Wallpaper.
When I set out to figure out how I wanted to update this bathroom, I just kept channeling what I would want a bathroom to look like if we owned a lake house. And I wanted everything to feel fresh and clean. So I was thrilled when I found this removable faux panel peel and stick wallpaper through Spoonflower.
But I’m not going to lie. Wallpaper is so intimidating, isn’t it? So I just closed my eyes and took the plunge and ordered it and just crossed all my fingers and toes that it would work out.
SPOILER ALERT: It was SO easy. The first strip took a little extra time to get the hang, of, but once I got going- it was super simple.
As a reminder, here is what this wall looked like before. Nothing offensive, just a collection of whatever randomness we had and the shower curtain was here when we moved in.
And here is that same wall now after the Peel & Stick Removable wallpaper addition! This wall required three wallpaper strips and I will share a few tips from each step below.
- Peel and Stick Wallpaper
- Exacto Knife
- Smoothing Tool (it came with the wallpaper)
Here is a snapshot of the progress as I put up the first strip of wallpaper. The wallpaper came with instructions and tips for installing, but it was also pretty self explanatory. And it is DEFINITELY removable because I was able to peel it off and reposition several times as needed in order to get it lined up with the shower and the ceiling.
Here you can see the second strip- the hardest part here was just getting the lines to perfectly line up. It helped to have the wallpaper overlap by about an inch. Here you can see me using the smoothing tool to get all of the air bubbles flattened out.
The third panel was the trickiest as I had two outlets to manage and also had to cut the wallpaper into a smaller strip. But the wallpaper is very thick and easy to cut so it wasn’t an issue at all. As far as the outlets, it also went much more smooth than I thought it would! I just placed the wallpaper on the wall and removed the backing all the way to where the outlet started. Then I used the outlet as a stencil to draw an interior box where I could cut the square out. From there, I just used scissors and an exacto knife until I got it to the right size.
In this picture you can also see how the lines aren’t exactly aligned and there are some bubbles. I was able to peel it off the wall and reposition until it was perfectly aligned. Then I just used the smoothing tool to get those air bubbles out.
Overall, this is a project I would 100% absolutely do again in the house and I am already trying to figure out my next statement wall!
A HUGE thanks to our sponsors for this challenge, and in particular for Spoonflower for providing this wallpaper.
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