Happy Monday, friends! I hope you all had a wonderful, long holiday weekend! We certainly did! We had 3 get-togethers, therefore lots of cooking and prep work, but I managed to squeeze in a few projects before hand. Come see my latest little one! It involves peel and stick wallpaper!
If you are like me, your to-do list seems never ending! It’s always something, right? Last week I decided to knock out a few projects on my list. I finally painted the entire hallway next to the kitchen and did a fun little project in my closet. Thankfully, my husband and I have separate closets in our master bedroom. This is perfect because I can do what I want with mine and so can he! I decided to take a make a little dressing area in my closet where I can store my jewelry, scarves, etc.
This is how my closet looked before. These jackets and sweaters are seldom worn and not at all this time of year. So, I relocated them to a different spot. This is the perfect spot for my new dressing area!
Since this is the back of a built-in system in my closet, it was already smooth and clean and no patching of holes needed. I removed the wooden bar and got to work!
I found this peel and stick wallpaper on Amazon. It’s $37.50 for a 24″ x 60″ roll of removable wallpaper. The pattern is called, “Dot Dot Spot Animal Spot by Spoonflower.com. One roll was all I needed for this project.
I did this project alone, but if you have a larger project, an extra set of hands will come in handy. Measuring the length of the opening in my closet I added 5 inches to the total length and cut with my scissors to allow for wiggle room. I started at the top left and peeled away the backing down several inches all the way across the top. I tucked in the paper at the top leaving several inches so I could trim it later. I smoothed the paper across and down going slowly, pulling out any creases in the paper. Using the squeegee tool that comes with the paper, I smoothed out any bubbles or wrinkles and worked my way down. This wallpaper is truly forgiving and reposition-able so don’t worry about making a mistake. If you spot a crease, simply pull the paper back up and start again until it’s all smooth and straight.
I had just a little bit of over-lap when I was finished and I cut it off using a new, sharp, X-Acto knife. Wallah! This wallpaper took me about an hour to install from start to finish. (Mainly because I’d never done it before.) I used up the majority of the paper so one roll of this wallpaper is plenty for this size project. And for less than $40 it makes a huge impact in my closet! Yes, it’s really for my eyes only since it’s in our master bedroom, but sometimes adding a little something that makes me happy is worth it!
I had this beautiful little gold leaf mirror in my stash waiting for the perfect spot. And this is it! I added my old jewelry box my parents gave to me when I was a teenager. I admit I don’t have a ton of jewelry but I do have a few favorite pieces so now I have the perfect spot to display and keep them in one place!
This little spot in my closet is front and center so I can see it whenever I pass by. If I get tired of it or want to change it up, it’s as easy as peeling the paper right off!
So, a quick before and after of my closet. For less than $40 I added a little pizazz to my closet. And of course a crystal chandelier helps too! Another project checked off of the list!
Now that I hung this peel and stick wallpaper it’s given me confidence to perhaps tackle installing real wallpaper! How hard can it be, right? I’ll let you know how that goes….
Thank you for stopping by today! I’ve been a bit slack lately with my blog posts, mainly because I”ve been so busy with projects and I”ve been trying to concentrate on Instagram. So if you’d like to see more of my house and home decor, be sure to check out @dellsdailydish on Instagram. But, I have several posts in the works that I’ll share with you very soon, I promise! I hope you have a lovely, day! Stay cool out there! xoxo Dell