Love the look of wallpaper but the price tag can be hard to swallow. Come see how we took this Ikea fabric and turned it into "wallpaper." Such an easy project and it made such a great statement wall!
DIY Fabric "Wallpaper"
Measure the area you want to cover and add 6 or so inches to each side to allow for shrinkage. Add more if you plan on pre-washing your fabric. I didn’t pre-wash because i’m a lazy DIY’er.
Steam or iron your fabric to get all the wrinkles out. I also didn’t do this at first and ended up having to steam part of it while the other part was stuck on the wall. FUN times haha!
I started by using thumbtacks and tape to secure my fabric to the top of the wall
Starting at the top corner I rolled some liquid starch on the wall then smoothed my fabric on top of it. Work in small areas because the starch dries fast!
Then roll the liquid starch on top of the fabric. You want to make sure it is completely saturated.
Continue doing this along the whole wall working in 1-2 foot increments. Be careful not to pull the fabric too taught. I used a small sponge brush along the edges to make sure they were very saturated and I used pins every foot or so to really secure it while it dried.
Allow to dry completely. At this point I taped all the excess back to the wall. It will look splotchy until it dries.
Use an x-acto knife to trim off the excess
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Published August 19th, 2018 2:52 AM
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