How to DIY Wallpaper
When we were renovating our powder room I new I wanted to do something fun with the small space. After the tile was laid and the beaded board installed and painted I was happy with what the room looked like but wanted it to have a little more pizazz.
Turns out choosing the right pizazz via wallpaper can be quite tricky! There are SO MANY options for wallpaper these days: removable, lining, textured, printed, bold, geometric, self adhesive, foil...the list goes on!
I knew I wanted a bold pattern and I knew I wanted to do it myself so I started scouring the internet for the right paper. We checked out Serena and Lilly, Amazon, Wayfair, and Spoonflower. The options were endless. We ordered a bunch of samples (which I highly recommend) and nothing was quite right. I also realized that every swatch that I really loved was really expensive- and we were on a budget! We ended up choosing William & Morris Pimpernel Vintage Smooth Prepasted wallpaper from Spoonflower.
Spoonflower takes the guess work out of ordering. You put in the dimensions of your room and they let you know exactly how many rolls of paper you'll need. Having gone with a bold print and only seeing the sample size I was a little nervous when it arrived but it was gorgeous!
The first step in DIY Wallpapering is gathering all the supplies you need. Because I got pre pasted wallpaper I knew as soon as I started to wet it I would need to move along quickly so being prepared and organized was important.
DIY Wallpaper Supply List
-Exacto Knife/Box Cutter (make sure the blade is new and super sharp)
-Paint roller and paint tray filled with water