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
Ginnie - Hello Little Home
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  • Cheryl Mitchell-Winters Cheryl Mitchell-Winters on Jan 21, 2022

    It would be beautiful but how do you keep the wallpaper from coming off when the backsplash runs behind the sink? Always gets wet

  • Tor9281323 Tor9281323 on Feb 05, 2022

    Where did you get your contact paper from? I love the print.

  • Joan barnoski Joan barnoski on Aug 24, 2022

    Where do I get wallpaper that cute.

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  • Faye Faye on Jun 25, 2022

    Love the paper and want to try it , where dud you purchase the paper. Love it. Thanks faye

  • Hb Hb on Oct 20, 2022

    Just my thoughts but if someone is going to post an idea/diy they should have the decency to answer people's questions about the project/products used!