But I am kinda lying. Wallpaper is expensive! So... we went with wrapping paper- on sale- at TJ Maxx. Dan picked it out & I will tell you, I was nervous. I thought it might be too bright and scary but it is so fun! It adds some brightness & a modern touch to the traditional built ins. And there are not 100 bowls! Woot!
So how did we do it? We picked up two rolls of wrapping paper for about $6 total.
Then we emptied the bowl of fame.
|Four bowls just right there!|
|Demonstrating with a napkin|
So we rolled out the whole thing and hoped that it would be long enough and wide enough.
So we rolled it up long ways & snaked it onto the bottom shelf. We thought working from the bottom up would be best- that way if it was messy somewhere it would be the top. Foreshadowing- it will be.
We secured it as we went with these glue dots- the paper is so light & the shelves do a lot of the holding, so it just needed a little help.
And then we were done! And then we were about 2 inches too short. Womp.
|Some places were ripped because of nails or the paint closing the passageway...|
|Token cute dog picture|
If you're really good and want to scroll that much you will see a few little changes from this picture and the top one. Challenge, anyone?
So in about 30 minutes and with about $10 we had brand new built ins! And since we rent & can't paint this pop of color is definitely welcome!
What do other renters do to make their spaces pop? Been decorating any built ins lately? Have too many bowls? Disclaimer: I LOVE all my bowls- they just needed to be displayed better!