Create Removable Wallpaper out of Fabric

Hi guys!  Today I am going to show you how to create removable wallpaper out of fabric. There are so many fun fabric patterns to choose from! Fabric is really a fun choice for furniture. It turns a piece into something really unique! You can even create a feature wall in your home with fabric!

I bought this not so cute hutch wanting to turn it into something fun for my kitchen. I have to be honest, right after bringing it home, I had buyers remorse. It looked uglier than it did in the picture. I was a little worried that I wouldn’t be able to turn it into what I was wanting.

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I  wanted to try and make it a little more unique, so I desided to go ahead and add fabric to the drawers and back of the hutch. I was happy about how it turned out so I thought I would share!

Here is what you need

  • Paint Brush
  • 1/8 Cup of Corn Starch
  • 1/4 cup of tap water
  • 2 cups of boiling water
Paste should be a thick consistancy

Mix the corn starch with the tap water until smooth. Add in the boiling water and stir until it becomes nice and thick.  I ended up adding in a little extra corn starch to get the right consistency.

Measure your fabric

While your paste cools, carefully measure your fabric to fit your desired space so there isn’t any wasted fabric.

Your fabric Should be nice and wet

 

Once your paste has cooled a bit, use your paint bush to paint it onto your surface. Add your fabric and then paint over the fabric again with the paste. The fabric should be nice and wet. After you are done with your paint brush, it helps to take a paper towel and wipe any excess off of the fabric. Plan on your fabric taking a few hours to dry. Be patient! It’s worth the wait!

I am super pleased with how my hutch turned out! I really love how the fabric added some uniqueness to it. If I get tired of the pattern all I have to do is simply remove it. The fabric can be washed and reused for another project.

Thanks for reading! I would love to here any questions or comments that you might have!

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