A Renter-Friendly Fish Scale Wall For A Small Space

A Renter-Friendly Fish Scale Wall For A Small Space

Sarah Rae Smith
Apr 26, 2011

A few months back we took a look at Kara's home in Tulsa over at Apartment Therapy. She's the lady behind many of the decorations you see at local retailers and she recently shared how to make this super cool fish scale wall panel. It's a big look — perfect for a small space when working on a budget!

Throughout my life I've worked at several jobs that have an excess of thick paper, cardboard or boards used in mailer envelopes. Quite often these things are discarded and would be perfect for this sort of project. Small circles are cut from poster board and layered one on top of the other. It's fabulous because it doesn't require any permanent installation into the wall.

Kara's look is attached with push pins, though I think you could tape several together side by side and eliminate 1/3-1/2 of the pins required (and holes that will need to be patched when you move out). So next time you pop into the office, check your recycle bins and see what's being tossed away. You might have a wall treatment waiting in the wings!

See the full tutorial over at Kara Paslay Designs

(Image: Kara Paslay Designs)

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