If you’ve been following me on Instagram or Facebook you will know I have been redoing my home office/ jewelry making studio. I have been meaning to redo this space for years but have dreading clearing out all the junk and ripping up the carpet. Finally the time has come. My friends over at Walls Republic offered me some of their gorgeous wall paper to use for a project. I decided this was the push I needed to finally make over this room and transform it into a tidy and inspiring space.
Wall Republic sent me some free wallpaper samples ( if you’d like, they will send you some too) and I ended up choosing this awesome industrial white brick pattern to use on the far wall with the window.
This paper is vinyl which means it would work well in a bathroom or kitchen. This type of vinyl doesn’t give off any fumes or bad smells. It’s also different from other wall papers because you paste the wall and not the wall paper. The application was actually pretty easy and not too messy. I bought some wallpaper adhesive and my husband and I mixed it according to the directions on the box. Then we rolled it right onto the wall and then applied the paper, pressed it down and smoothed it out. After trimming up the top and bottom we were good to go. The pattern was easily matched up, it was easy for the two of us to apply it. It took just under two hours to apply to the wall. The great thing about this paper is that if I ever get tired of it and want to redecorate I can peel it off! How great is that?
The walls in our office have an orange peel texture. The wall paper still went on easily, no tearing or bubbling. The wall paper was thick enough that you can’t see the texture underneath the paper.
Walls Republic has just about every style and color of wallpaper you can imagine.
I am still working on the rest of my studio. I have a light fixture to install and some reorganization of the shelving to complete. Once I am done I will show you the rest of the room with the before and after pics. What do you think of my new faux brick wall?