One of the most common questions I get on Instagram is about our DIY wallpaper artwork in the living room. I loved this wallpaper from Ellie Cashman ever since I saw it popping up in bathrooms on multiple blogs and Pinterest, but I didn't want to do anything permanent with it.
Alas, I saw this post from Coco & Jack and decided to give it a shot! I won't lie, it was a bit of a stressful DIY project and my husband had to rescue me at the end once it came to trimming the excess off of the edges. Wallpaper adhesive dries quickly so make sure you're ready to move fast through this project. Regardless this is a great option to create a large piece of artwork that creates a big impact in your space.
1. Smoothing Tool
2. Smoothing Brush
3. Drying Chamois
4. Seam Roller
5. Xacto Knife
6. Small paint roller and tray
7. Wallpaper adhesive
8. Wood panel canvas from your local art store (ours is 48" h x 60" w)
1. Paint the entire canvas including the outside edges black and wait for the paint to be completely dry.
2. On a flat surface, lay down your wood canvas and position the sheets of wallpaper evenly across the board to make sure you know where you want to place each sheet.
3. Once you have a plan in place, apply the wallpaper adhesive to the canvas.
4. Position the first sheet of wallpaper where you want it and smooth out any bubbles.
5. Repeat steps 3 and 4, making sure to line up the pattern in all spots and get the seams to touch without overlapping them.
6. Use the seam roller and smoothing tools to remove bubbles and press the seams down thoroughly.
7. Once all of the sheets are in place, let things dry for 15-20 minutes.
8. Use the knife to trim all the excess paper off around the edges.
9. Check the edges of the canvas and use a small paint brush to add adhesive under any spots that are peeling up.
10. Use a permanent black marker to hide the white edges of the paper that show once the excess is cut off.
11. Leave the canvas flat overnight and then hang on your wall of choice!
I hope you enjoy creating your own piece of DIY wallpaper artwork! Feel free to reach out to me with any questions.