Belinda's DIY Fabric Wallpaper

Belinda's DIY Fabric Wallpaper

Laure Joliet
Sep 27, 2010

I loved Belinda's kitchen as soon as I saw the image of white with turquoise and wood details and the lovely pattern above the kitchen doorframe. I loved it even more when I realized that it was actually a successful example of DIY fabric wallpaper.

Belinda writes on her blog A Happy Home:

"I was planning to actually use wallpaper on the wall for once with a patchwork of scraps but didn't have enough on hand. Instead, I took the opportunity to try fabric in the space. It's pretty easy — you simply make up a paste similar to that you use for papier mache, (Belinda used this recipe from How About Orange) paint it on the wall then smooth over the fabric. You have to cut it pretty much exact, but there is a little give with fabric so you can stretch a teeny tiny bit.

I've seen some great examples of well done fabric wallpaper, but not many first hand accounts so I love that, at least in a small area, it's very doable. And because the paste you're using is normally water and flour (or cornstarch), you can peel it off easily without any damage to the wall making it a great reversible idea for renters.

Check out our post on How To Make Removable Fabric Wallpaper and chime in with tips if you've attempted something similar!

Image: Used with permission from The Happy Home Blog

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