Brick Wallpaper and Accent Chalkboard Wall

2 Materials
1 Week
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In my latest project, my industrial farmhouse boys room, the biggest DIY projects were the wall treatments. Since I was doing this as part of a complete overhaul, the board and batten (and painting the board and batten and the ceiling) took the longest. After I finished those, I set about completing my accent chalkboard wall and my brick wallpaper accent wall. These two walls went relatively quickly and could totally be done in a weekend.

I was super impressed with the Devine Color + Target DIY products. They have some super cute wallpapers to choose from, as well as a bunch of other colors of paint, both chalkboard and regular. And while I was at Target, I found a bunch of other accessories for this room that really just pulled it all together–namely the black globe, the wall art, and the cute bolster pillows. Target really does a great job coordinating their decor to go with Devine Color.

Before:
HOW TO APPLY BRICK WALLPAPER


Supplies for Brick Wallpaper:
  • Devine Brick Wallpaper (3 rolls) exclusively found at Target
  • Paint scraper (or other type of squeegee) 
  • Razorblade 
  • Ruler
  • Scissors


First I cut a couple strips the height of my wall.  Since I was doing a wall with lots of windows, I didn’t cut all my strips first.  I had a lot of obstacles to cut around and this particular type of wallpaper made it super easy to lay strips in more of a patchy way.
I started from the ceiling and worked my way down, letting gravity work in my favor.  This wallpaper is so great because you don’t need to get it wet or activate any glue or add any paste.  It has a backing that peels off like a sticker and if you stick it to the wall and need to adjust it, just carefully pull it off and adjust it and it still sticks with the same adhesion power.  I don’t have a ton of experience with wallpaper, but I’ve heard it was a pain.  This was definitely more doable.  
I used the squeegee (paint scraper) to work from the center of the wallpaper to the edges to remove bubbles.  I also used it to push the wallpaper flush into the edges of the wall, ceiling, baseboard, and window trim.  Then I used the razor blade to cut off the excess and leave a very finished edge.   It took some patience but overall a fun project and so super exciting to see the end result!  And I’m not going to lie, after dealing with paint for a week straight, it was nice to do a project that wasn’t super messy.  Also, I was worried it would be hard to hide the seams but the brick pattern was actually very forgiving.  I just tried to line up the mortar lines as best I could and I honestly love the end result!
Suggested materials:
  • Devine Brick Wallpaper (3 rolls) exclusively found at Target
  • Paint scraper (or other type of squeegee)
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