We’ve been enjoying our summer so far up here in our Michigan rental house, and hope to have it up and ready for rentals by the time we leave. One of the projects I worked on this week was wallpapering the guest bedroom. I knew I wanted to do something to cozy up the room and when Photowall reached out to me to see if I’d like to try their wallpaper I thought it would be a perfect place to do so!
Another great thing about this project is that I would have some help! Jessica, of Instagrahamhome, and I have been friends for well over a year now and have never met in person! We became Instagram friends a while ago during a course and have done projects together from afar but this time we could actually do it together! Jessica lives an hour away from the Michigan house we bought and was so gracious to load up her three boys and head my way. Yes, three boys and my two kids equal five kids under the age of six running around while we install wallpaper. Do big deal right!?
This particular wallpaper was more like a mural, in that it wasn’t just a repetitive pattern, rather it made an overall picture. When ordering I put in the dimensions of my wall, being sure to include extra on each measurement – this way I could extend it a bit at the top and bottom to accommodate un-square walls and wiggle room.
Photowall sent me the rolls in 10 sections. Each section was labeled to know which one went first and then working from left to right the entire mural would line up. I thought this was a great way to save space and not have to send me ten full rolls, everything fit on three rolls.
The wallpaper paste was easy to use, simply add one gallon of water to one package of dry paste, stir, let sit for five min and it was perfect! No clumps, right consistency and was easily rolled on the wall with a paint pan and roller. We used a paint brush for the tops and bottom of the wall.
Once everything was prepped the wallpaper went up smoothly, lining up each panel (not overlapping) and only pasting the wall one panel at a time.
When all the panels were up we took an exacto knife and trimmed the top, bottom and sides.
While I have done wallpaper quite a bit before, I found this to be an easy project for anyone! If you are interested in trying it yourself check out the array of designs Photowall has to offer and be sure to use my Code: jessicadawnhome25 for 25% your order.
*Wallpaper shown in this post was gifted to me.