4/22/19

3 Benefits of using Removable Wallpaper



Are you not loving the look of a room or area of your home and want to change things up with your decor?  Then look no further because I found a quick and affordable way to solve your problem.....peel and stick wallpaper from Milton & King



When my husband and I built our home almost eleven years ago, there was one area of the home that I was not happy with the outcome....the kitchen cabinets. Although I chose maple cabinets and picked out the color stain I wanted from samples, I never went to the cabinet shop to see the process of the cabinets being built.  Unfortunately, it was only after they were completely installed in our home that I realized they were the wrong stain color. But what's a girl to do at that point?


Not wanting to paint the beautiful maple wood, I've lived with it all this time, not trusting myself at this point to choose the correct stain....and also dreading and putting off the dreaded process of sanding them all down to redo them.But recently I discovered the new peel and stick wallpapers on the market and felt like this would be the perfect product to use on our large bar area in the kitchen to lighten up the room in the meantime.


I first discovered Milton & King through accounts I follow on Instagram.  As I looked through their choices of peel and stick wallpaper, I fell in love with one particular design, Whitewashed Bricks

The rolls come with a simple brochure explaining the easy process of applying peel and stick wallpaper.


Only a few tools are needed: 
Ladder (if covering a tall surface)
Utility knife
Level
Straight Edge
Pencil
A second pair of hands is always helpful 😀




Alot of measuring is involved


A straight edge is helpful to draw a line where the paper needs to be cut.




After making sure your surface is clean and free of any debris, you're ready to hang your first piece.
You use the header you cut off first to mark on the surface the width of each piece.  This will help you as you line up each consecutive piece.


Normally, you would allow a little excess on top and then go back and cut it off with a utility knife once the piece is correctly installed. Because this was under the bar edge and no one would ever see it, we started hanging the paper flush with the top of the cabinet.  


Once the top is secure, you just reach under the roll and pull down the excess, slowly pressing the wallpaper onto the surface and smoothing it as you go. We actually used a credit card to help us smooth the paper down and get out any bubbles or wrinkles trying to form.




As each piece was securely attached to the surface, we went back and cut off the excess from the sides and bottom with a utility knife.


The most difficult part of the process is matching up the pattern on a surface that isn't completely square.....and let's face it, what surface is? But we kept working at it and trimming until we got it just right.  After only three sheets, we were near the end of the bar and the space was already looking so much better.






On the end of the bar, we also had to cut out an area for the outlet. As long as you are sure to remove the outlet cover before applying the wallpaper, it's easy to cover up any little imperfections with cuts around the outlet.


The last thing we did was cut small strips of the wallpaper to cover the two wood edges of the bar. After doing that, the project was complete and looks amazing. The design is so beautiful, that you would swear you are actually looking at real painted bricks.





Here are 3 benefits of using peel and stick wallpaper:

1. It can be removed without damaging the surface it adheres to
2. It totally transforms the look of a space
3. It is ideal for renters, people decorating on a budget, and those who don't want to commit to long-        term decorating decisions.


So, if you have a problem area in your home and want to change things up a bit, I highly recommend the removable wallpaper from Milton & King.  They have quality products at an affordable price and staff are friendly and available for any questions or concerns you have about using the product.

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