DIY Removeable Wallpaper

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I’ve always wanted to hang wallpaper in my home. I love the beautiful patterns, plus it makes big impact in small spaces like mine.
As a renter, wallpaper can be tricky though. I avoid making any changes to my apartment that will require a lot of work when I move out. Moving is hard enough without having to repaint before leaving, or worse: losing a deposit!
I found a wallpaper pattern that I loved though, and decided to do a little experimenting. This DIY removable wallpaper in the kitchen is the result!
Cut out a piece of contact paper to fit your wall, then use a sharpie to draw the position of outlets (and anything else that needs an opening) on the grid side of the contact paper. Use a scissors or utility knife to cut out these openings.
Apply the contact paper to the wall.
Place the paper backing on your wallpaper and using it as a template, cut out the wallpaper to fit your wall.
Place your wallpaper face down, and then cover evenly with the spray adhesive.
Quickly apply the wallpaper to your wall.
The wallpaper made a huge difference in my tiny kitchen, and it came off cleanly when I moved.
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Suggested materials:

  • Wallpaper or other decorative paper
  • Contact paper
  • Adhesive spray

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  • Anne Hardy
    on May 18, 2019

    I will try this over my ugly splash back tiles

    using a few layers of Mod Podge over it to make it waterproof

  • Ivelis
    on Feb 13, 2020

    Thank you for that idea I love it I want to do it in my kitchen because my apartment is rented to If I have to move out I don’t wan to happen why are you say

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