Normally I’m not a big fan of wallpaper. I like the colors and prints of wallpaper, almost in the same way I like the colors and designs of fabric but I had a bad experience once, trying to remove it from our bathroom walls after moving in. I ultimately failed and we had to hire professionals to finish the job because it was just not coming off. But when the giant blank wall behind our kitchen table was begging to have something put on it I decided to give wallpaper another chance – in a small dose.
I got a large board (3′ x 5′) which just barely squeezed into the van, painted the edges white and wallpapered it. It sounds easy, but this job took hours – getting the wallpaper to hang straight on the board, then trying to get the board to hang straight on the wall. I like to think I’m handy with tools, but sometimes it’s still a challenge. The wood is actually anchored to some pieces of wood behind it so it isn’t flush on the wall – sorta like art.
I happy with how it turned out. I originally wanted to hang pictures on and around the board, but I’ve decided I like the simplicity of it.