Designing a home you love is one of the best feelings in the world. It’s a landing pad, a place for you to escape the craziness of day-to-day life. Finding the perfect furniture shape and form the space is key to any design.
However, as Heidi S. discovered when she moved into a new home, furniture can get pricey. Instead of spending thousands of dollars on brand new furniture, Heidi, a software programmer, turned to DIY to perfectly decorate her home without breaking the bank, filling her home with thrifted furniture that she has turned modern.
For her most recent project, she used Striped Hexagon Peel and Stick Wallpaper from RoomMates and a mint green paint to completely rejuvenate a hutch for her living room. Keep reading to learn more about her project and her process.
How did you hear about RoomMates Peel and Stick Wallpaper?
I found RoomMates peel and stick wallpaper online! I did a quick search and found so many pretty designs!
What made you decide to do a furniture DIY with peel and stick wallpaper?
I have used both decorative paper and fabric to line furniture using decoupage before. But that process is pretty messy and can be a pain, especially going vertically on the back of this cabinet. So, I decided that peel and stick wallpaper would be much easier for this project. Plus, there was a pretty large hole in the back of this cabinet and the peel and stick wallpaper covered it up so well without any other supplies!
Where did you install the peel and stick wallpaper?
I lined the backing of a mid-century modern hutch with the peel and stick wallpaper.
What made you select Striped Hexagon Peel and Stick Wallpaper?
I wanted the back of the mid-century modern hutch to be lined with a pattern that included geometric shapes or with sharp angles and lines to accentuate and mimic the straight lines of the hutch. I also wanted it to be subtle and not over powering; a compliment to the paint. And the Striped Hexagon design was an absolutely perfect fit!
What are your favorite features of the peel and stick wallpaper?
I really liked how the wallpaper was pleasantly easy to install, it felt very durable, and the pattern was unique and the image was very crisp and clear!
Tell us about your installation experience.
The hutch didn't require very much wallpaper which was nice but it was also three tiny, awkward spaces between the shelves to try and line. I first measured the hutch to get the dimensions that needed to be cut. Then I laid out the wallpaper on my kitchen dining table and used a contractor’s level with a ruler to measure before cutting. I have cut out large paper for lining furniture lots of times so I have a little system down. I also do as the old saying says: measure twice, cut once! After cutting, I pulled the entire paper back off the wallpaper and lined it up in the right spot. I lined up the lower left corner and kind of sealed it down and was able to line up the remaining edges. Then I simply smoothed it out with my fingers. It was truly very easy to install! It took just a few minutes to install after cutting!
What has the peel and stick wallpaper done for your space?
The wallpaper helped transform this once heavy, dark brown hutch into a light and airy piece of furniture! It livened it up and tied together my vision for the hutch.
Do you have any tips for others installing the peel and stick wallpaper?
I would recommend to measure twice, cut once. It definitely prevents any waste of paper if the cuts are wrong. Also, it does require some patience and slow moving to get the wallpaper lined up just right at the edges. It is well worth it in the end.
Where do you plan to use the hutch now that it is refurbished?
I plan on using the hutch as a statement piece in my living room where I can display sentimental items and other decorative pieces.
Are you inspired by Heidi’s project? To recreate her furniture DIY with Peel and Stick Wallpaper, find our the pattern she used here. To see even more inspiring projects from our customers, check out our Instagram.