Happy Thursday Friends!
That’s kind of weird to say.. I feel like this year is going by SO DANG FAST. Like, slow down!!!
Today both of us had a day off as there is snow all over the roads and we’re awaiting another huge snowstorm, so we decided to tackle this wall today! A few months ago I had my followers vote on a wall mural for the boys bedroom from Urban Walls and 89% of you picked this one – so we picked it and it was shipped here a few weeks ago!
I thought it would be fun to take you guys along the ride and show you how it’s done. Since this is my third time putting up removable wallpaper, I do have some tricks and tips up my sleeves.
First a foremost, you want to get your wall a good wipe down. Can I be a little frank? Boys are boys and there was a ton of dried boogers on their wall. That’s not something that you want under the wallpaper as it will show through.
Second, measure measure measure. Like the directions say, I like to overlap about 1″ onto the ceiling. Then once you’re completely done putting up all your panels, you can take an exacto blade and cut it so you have a seamless finish.
Since the boy wall is 8×11, we got 7 Panels.
Also, ignore the hole in the moulding.. It’s from the owners prior to us moving in. Not sure why!
One thing to mention is that this wallpaper easily peels off – so if you make a mistake, you can try again!
If you lay out your panels, you can see how they will line up together. We worked left to right. and each panel is labeled 1,2,3 etc.
Then Glen carefully measured so we could place it onto the wall.
I feel like the first panel is always the hardest. Knowing exactly where to place. It was also especially hard for us because we had a wall/window valance as you can see. So we had to work around that as well.
Once you get it on the wall, you can smooth the vinyl by working from the middle towards the edges. We used a debit card inside a sock so it wouldn’t damage the wallpaper.
and just like that – the first panel was installed! Please ignore the fact that the only picture I took was focused on the bunkbed. I was clearly very antsy to finish the wall!
After the first panel is installed, it goes fairly quickly. With both of us doing it, it took about 3 hours start to finish. That’s including cleaning time before we started too.
Check out how beautiful it looks all completed. Their room is a super tight space, so some of the photos are iPhone photos and some are with my DSLR.
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As you can see from the photos, you can see a slight line from where the wallpaper ends and meets. We tried to smooth this out as much as possible but you can still see it if the natural light hits it a certain way. Still a beautiful wall mural!
Hope this helps you figure out how to put up your very own removable wallpaper.