Are you living in a leased space and your landlord forbids painting, wallpapering, and hammering into his precious walls? And are the blank walls are driving you nuts? Here's a simple, easily reversible way to wallpaper your wall with fabric and strip it right off when you move. It's so simple, ReadyMade
tells you to soak a lightweight cotton fabric in a bucket of liquid starch. Then, with a brayer or straightedge, smooth the fabric onto the wall. A semi gloss painted wall works best for easy peel down. But what if you want to cover a wall wider than 45" (width of most lightweight cotton fabric). There are two ways to do it.
1. Find a fabric you can live with and stitch panels together to cover a wider wall
2. Buy coordinating flat bed sheets on sale, cut and stitch sections together to make big enough piece to cover the wall or do a "collage" or patchwork effect by mixing it up
3. Cut strips of fabrics, measure across a wall, and adhere strips of fabric
4. Just do one long strip, vertically down a wall as a backdrop, or horizontally above a desk or bed
When you cut the fabric, you may have fraying of the fabric, you can stop that with FrayCheck, available at the fabric store.
When you're ready to skedaddle, strip off the fabric, give the walls a good washing with soapy water and be ready to get your deposit back.
Tip: Often, Goodwill sells brand new bedding from Target. I don't know what that arrangement is, but it could mean new sheets to wallpaper with, at a low price.