Let me start with a familiar quote, “Never say never!” Guilty!! I swore I would never hang wallpaper again, and I am eating my words. I am just going to jump in and give a big thumbs up to the product I used.
I had been tossing around ideas of how to somewhat separate our small entry wall for a year now. I thought about the possibilities of board and batten, wains coating, or just a simple chair rail. I believe each of those avenues would have been charming in this space, but I am in love with the decision to hang this peel & stick NuWallpaper from WALL POPS! I chose Shiplap 😀 Each package covers 3’5″ x 8 ft. We used 2 for this space.
- clean rag to wash down wall prior to installation
- NuWallpaper Peel & Stick from WALL POPS
- Smoother and utility knife installation kit
- step ladder
- Handy level
- A second person 🙂
We began by removing the outlet covers and measuring how high we wanted to hang the paper. We have a vaulted ceiling, so we used the corner as our guide for height. Using a level, Glenn drew a light pencil line to mark the top ledge.
I am certain this could be a one person job, but I think 2 people makes for a smoother installation 😉 Just simply begin to peel back the paper and secure it with the smoother tool. You want to make sure you slowly pull the paper as to not stretch it too much, otherwise matching the pattern will be more difficult. This is where a buddy comes in handy, one is pulling, and one is smoothing slow and steady.
Trimming the edge is the finishing touch. Like I mentioned before, this partial wall and a 2 person team took less than 1 hour to complete 😀
Talk about fun to decorate! Seasonal changes will be so fun!
Isn’t it amazing? I have had several friends over since the installation, and am proud to say that they loved it even more in person! One friend even said it looks more like real wood the closer you are!
I am so excited to hear your thoughts! Have you tried WALL POPS NuWallpaper already? What pattern did you choose?
Next up– A new entryway light 😉
Author and photos – Martha Knake
Chief Editor – Emily Schunke