Asked on May 8, 2017

Andy ideas for Temporary Wall Covers?

PamelaMelonnie JohnsonJustme
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My church just bought a 270 acre campground. We are in the process of building a Community Center, but at the moment we meet outside under the pavilions next to the lake. We have rented a construction trailer to use as a temporary nursery, but it is so UGLY. The walls are unfinished pressboard and we are not allowed to paint it. Removable wall stickers will not cling to it because it is not painted.

Any thoughts on how to cover the walls and brighten the room?
9 answers
  • Hillela G.
    on May 8, 2017

    How about making a mosaic on paper and hanging it up, that will have sentimental value and make you smile instead of frown every time you look at the unfinished walls
  • J
    on May 8, 2017

    Think about using some adhesive hooks, such as command hooks, then using some clip drapery rings, you could hang a drop canvas. I bet the teens at your church would have a blast painting the canvas for you.
  • Justme
    on May 8, 2017

    You could try soaking regular fabric into starch, then hang it like wall paper. When you're done, you simply wash the walls with soap and water. I use to use it in the college dorm. Or just use wrapping paper and thumbtacks or tape.
    • Pamela
      on May 9, 2017

      I saw that on Pinterest. The walls are some sort of pressed board. Do you think it would work on that kind of surface?

  • K2218441512
    on May 9, 2017

    What about rolls of drawing paper? Have kids draw or paint on them then use small nails or even pins to put it up?
  • Colleen Sturma Reynolds
    on May 9, 2017

    You could also use flat sheets to cover the walls...run a curtain rod through the top edge and let them hang
  • Pamela
    on May 9, 2017

    That could possibly work - we could have the older kids color or decorate since the children using the room are babies. We have to do something though - it's depressing!
  • Justme
    on May 9, 2017

    It should. It's always a good idea to try a sample somewhere before you commit
  • Melonnie Johnson
    on May 9, 2017

    I've seen this done (with the sheets). It looks really cool and you have serious damage to the walls. You can also put it up like wall paper but using staples to hold it on the walls instead of paste.
  • Pamela
    on May 9, 2017

    Thank you for the input. I had some reservations about this as well. Stretching sheets or shower curtains seems like the most reasonable choice. Cost effective and no damage to the walls.
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