18 May 2011

fabric wallpaper

One of the questions I got asked most through comments and emails about my entryway makeover was....how'd you hang the fabric....here's the answer.



First step is to decide on some fabric....I love this Natural Hatley by Cabbages & Roses.


After you cut your fabric to the desired size, get a bucket and a bottle of starch and soak the fabric...this only takes a minute....just make sure the entire piece of fabric is wet.


Next....hang it up. The process of hanging it was pretty simple...although you may need an extra set of hands to help hold the fabric up while you adjust it. Smooth the wrinkles out and viola....fabric wallpaper. Imagine all the projects you could use this application for. The best part....when your ready to change it up....it literally peels away like a sticker leaving the walls mess free.

To finish up the edges we added some thin moulding and called it done!


16 comments:

  1. Perfection!LOVE it~ Hugs,Rachel :)

    French Farmhouse 425

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  2. Wow! that is amazing. I wouldn't have thought that would have stuck. You learn something new every day!

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  3. You are amazing, lady! Love that you are sharing your skills with the world! ;o)

    W.T.

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  4. BACK IN THE EIGHTIES WE USE TO DO THIS BUT IT WAS SHEETS WE WOULD TAKE A FLAT SHEET AND GO ALL THE WAY TO THE TOP OF THE WALL AND STAPLE THEM TO THE WALL THE PUT A WOODEN STRIP UP AND COVER THAT WITH THE EXTRA PART OF THE SHEET FROM THE BOTTOM IT LOOKED VERY NICE MY DAUGHTERS HAD THE STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE THEMED ROOM IN OUR RENTAL HOME IT WAS ON ONLY ONE BIG WALL 2 TWIN SHEETS WOULD NORMALLY FIT THE WALL AND THEN THE OTHER THREE WERE PAINTED PINK BACK THEN IT WAS SURELY A BIG HIT XOXO SHERRI

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  5. It's absolutely beautiful!!! I may have to try this myself, it does seem easy and it is so lovely. You did an amazing job!
    Have a wonderful day.
    Sincerely,
    Melinda

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  6. ta da!!!! fabulous!! I love it!

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  7. I have done this in a home using a sheet. I love the textured and vintage look. What a beautiful way to say "Welcome"!

    Your Friend,
    Deborah

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  8. Wow - I've never heard of doing this before, Andrea! That is so cool! And it looks gorgeous, too!

    xoxo laurie

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  9. pretty much madly in love with this idea!!!

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  10. This is awesome. Thanks, Andrea! Is the left (beneath the stairs) wallpaper or fabric as well? Beautiful.

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  11. this has to be one of the best decorating ideas I've gotte in a very long time.....thank you so much for sharing this simple trick. Imagine the possibilities!
    thank you thank you!
    gail
    adventuresininnkeeping.blogspot.com

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  12. Pretty idea! And thanks for your kind words on my blog about Eclipse.

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  13. It turned out so wonderful Andrea...you are always so creative!

    I really like your idea of using the fabric, and it looks so vintage.

    xoxo kelley

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  14. What a marvelous idea :-) I have just the spot for some fabric wallpaper-my stepdaughter's room. I love the fact that it is so easy to remove. Thank you so much for sharing.

    Cristine

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  15. What a fantastic idea and easy to do! Thanks so much for sharing your technique. I am enjoying browsing your blog. A new follower.

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