I was planning on finishing and posting this project yesterday, but this took much longer than expected. I've hung fabric with starch before like here in SB's room, so the wallpapering didn't take very long, but the prep took approximately forever and with the kids out of school, I spent the vast majority of the day driving around in circles (to and from practice for WD, to and from play date for SB, pick up and drop off friend for WD, a couple emergency stops at various stores for "must have" items for the play dates, etc.) And to top it all off, I reached my photo storage limit so had to do some monkeying to get the pictures on this post. Grrr.
I've been in the process of making over the front hall closet. I was waffling between hanging wallpaper on the back wall, or painting and stenciling it when I came across this fantastic fabric. It was a bright, happy turquoise(yay!) with a fun, floral geometric pattern(loves!) and extra special bonus - it was an outdoor fabric so it could take a beating in the much used foyer closet.
Hanging fabric on a blank wall is super easy. This is the wall I planned to hang the fabric on.
Not so blank. Do you see that shelf support hanging out in the middle of the wall? That would cut into my pretty fabric and it needed to go. I applaud the recycling effort of the builder who used the scrap ranch molding as a shelf support, but would it have killed him to cut it down to size?
I first ran around the edge of the molding/shelf support with a utility knife to break any paint or caulk seal.
Then I pried it off the wall. Prying it off left a couple of dents in the wall. I might want to paint this wall someday if I get tired of the fabric, so I prepped the wall like I was painting. That meant spackle, drying time, sanding, primer, and more drying time.
You can leave the wall as is or finish it off with some ribbon. I'm searching for the perfect coordinating ribbon to frame the wall. I figure I can find a good spool of ribbon for $2 which'll bring the total for this madeover wall to $10. I'm also looking for a new light fixture, because the bare bulb doesn't do my new pretty closet any justice.