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How to Install Peel & Stick Wallpaper

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Hey guys and happy Wednesday. Thanks for all of your kind words on my son's big boy room reveal. I love the room and it makes me feel great that you loved it just as much. As promised, I am back with a full tutorial on how to install the Wallpops Peel and Stick Nu Wallpaper in the Gray Woods style. To be honest, this wallpaper was super simple to install, and took just a few hours. It lined up nicely and adhered to the wall with no issues. 






Before you purchase your wallpaper, you will need the length and width of your wall(s). Because I only wanted an accent wall, the width of my wall was 117 inches wide, with 8ft ceilings. Based on these measurments, Wallpops was kind enough to send me 4 rolls of wallpaper, along with the smoother and utility knife set, which are sold seperately from the wallpaper. Having the smoother and utility knife set made hanging this a breeze, so I definitely would't skimp on purchasing this. 



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Once you receive your wallpaper, to begin, you will first remove the paper from its backing, just along the area where you will be starting in.  I suggest starting at the top of the wall, from left to right.

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Applying in furthest left corner of the wall, starting at the top and allow your roll to drop. It's okay if it drops because the part that you've attached to the top left of the wall should be the only part without backing, and sicking to the wall at this point. As you place your paper on the wall, you should pull away the backing.

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After removing the backing and pressing the wallpaper against the wall, you should use the smoother to smooth out any bubbles in the paper.

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Once reaching the baseboard, use the utility knife to cut the excess paper along the baseboard.
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After cutting the excess paper, you should start your next row of paper with the paper you just cut from the last row. That's how you keep it lined up, and continue the pattern so that it looks continuous.

To eliminate seams, keep the paper as tight as possible to the last rown that you installed. Any gaps would be highly visible, especially if you have anything other than a white wall behind the paper.



But that's it. Not alot of steps and pretty easy to apply. I did it by myself over two nights, probably a total of 2 hours or so overall. One hour each night.

So what do you think? I would definitely attempt this DIY in another space, I just need to find the right one!

Thanks so much for stopping by. If you have any questions, let me know and I will be sure to answer them.

Until next time!


7 comments

  1. Okay that is seriously so pretty but man I donno if i'd have the patience. I always screw everything up anyways so i'd probably get a wrinkle in it and fall on the floor crying lol!

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    1. lol! I totally think you could do it. It does take patience, but once you get it going, you will get the hang of it easily!

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  2. You always do such a great job and thought I have been watching some wall paper that I want to try for a while...I think I would much rather have you do it for me! LOL. I can see this going all bad for me.

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    1. Thank you Lauren. You can do it, I promise. But if all else fails, hit me up and I will help you. But I really believe that you can do it!

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  3. This is so good Erin. You make it seem so easy. It looks beautiful!

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    1. Thank you Andrea. It really was easy. I was super itimidated in the beginning, I have to admit. But once I got started, it was pretty easy.

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  4. Great tutorial and such a fun wall treatment! I love that it is non permanent. You've created an adorable space for JuJu, Erin!<3

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