I am obsessed with the plank wall trend. Obsessed.
I also rent my home. Adding shiplap or plank walls around my home isn’t exactly an option. So what’s a plank wall-loving, renting girl to do?
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Last year, I added a faux plank wall behind my bed:
Hint: that’s a roll of paper taped to the wall.
Everything went well for a year. Then this happened:
Life with toddlers. I swear. One of my twins, who shall remain unnamed, got curious. So, I ordered another roll of paper and got to work. This time I improved my process a bit.
The New Method
First, we had to tear down the old paper. I had plenty of help.
I taped off the area where my paper needed to go. I used blue painter’s tape. If you are using a lighter color paper, consider using light tape. I learned this lesson a few months back when I added a shiplap feature above our living room fireplace.
My helpers were bored of mommy’s project by this point. This pic melts my heart!
Ok, back to work. I added little pieces of double-sided tape over the painter’s tape.
Then I added the roll of paper. I made sure the top edge was lined up, and smoothed my way down.
I smoothed the paper all the way down. Then I cut the paper at the bottom.
See my original tutorial to see how I finished the edges. It was just too easy!