Elegant Wall Finish Made With Tissue Paper From The Dollar Store!

2 Materials
8 Hours
Believe it or not I created this wall with tissue paper, YUP! The same stuff you wrap your gifts with. In fact, I bought the tissue paper at the Dollar store. This faux finish is not only easy to do it is also budget friendly.
The best part about this technique vs wallpaper is, you don't see the seams and it's a lot less expensive. Here are the 4 easy steps to creating this yourself.
1: Separate the tissue paper and roll it up in a ball. Make a bunch before you start to apply it to the wall.

2: With a roller, apply wall paper paste to a 4x4 area. Unroll the tissue and lay it gently on the wall starting in the corner. Use a soft brush and VERY lightly brush over the tissue to flatten it down and get all the air out. Let dry over night.

3: Paint the entire area with white eggshell paint. Any brand will do.

4: Mix 2 parts glaze to 2 parts metallic paint and rub on the wall in a circular motion with a car sponge. DO NOT use a heavy hand or you may tear the tissue paper. Let dry.
And that's it, YOU'RE DONE!

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Suggested materials:
  • Tissue Paper   (Eggshell paint)
  • Walpaper paste
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  • Teri Boling Moye Teri Boling Moye on Jul 06, 2016
    Can this wall covering technique be applied with newspaper if all I'm wanting is a single color finish?
  • Susan Susan on Jul 07, 2016
    I don't have a picture but I did this at a friends house red paint it looked great she was so happy with the results
  • Mindy Mindy on Jul 08, 2016
    what kind of glaze? I want to do my whole dining room using this technique. About how much ofceach product? Lowe's only has the metallic in gallons.
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  • Jill Carpenter Jill Carpenter on Jul 03, 2016
    We did a large room this way. We did tear the the paper as then there was no fuss about edges. Since then we have repainted and it did well the second time too. The biggest issue was the edge at the ceiling and getting it right. Untorn works best there.
  • Lisa House Lisa House on Aug 04, 2016
    Love your room! The wall is perfect back drop for everything else! Thx for sharing!