I absolutely love scrapbook paper, so when I saw this basement playroom decorated with 12×12 sheets, I couldn’t help but put it in my idea file! Darcy from Smart-Bottom Enterprises spent a grand total of $13 for this fun remodeling project. She purchased the paper at Hobby Lobby for ten dollars (using a coupon, of course!) and spent another $2.25 for glue dots to attach the sheets.
Yep, you read that right – she used glue dots to stick the paper to the walls. I can’t help but think that those little dots of adhesive might be a problem some time down the road. Sure, they are inexpensive and easy to apply, but to be honest, I would not want to be the person who has to remove the paper! Darcy even included a disclaimer in her post that she knew they were not going to be fun to take off.
I knew there had to be a better way, so I started looking into it…
Here’s my solution – use 3M Scotch removable poster tape. It is a clear, double stick tape that can be used to hang posters and other lightweight objects. It supposedly removes without damage to the surface it is used on. A 150″ roll shouldn’t set you back more than five dollars, although I am guessing you will need more than one roll for a project of this size. A similar solution is the Command Brand poster strips (also from 3M) – similar to the tape, except in strips.
3M also makes different spray adhesives. I saw one project on their website in which they used their Super 77 Multipurpose Adhesive to hang a wallpaper border. Since this adhesive can be used on paper, it could be used for this project, although I am not sure how difficult it would be to remove the paper when its time to redecorate. Also, when you use spray adhesives, you have to make sure you have good ventilation and a way to handle any overspray. Because of these concerns, If I do scraplift this project, I will probably just stick with the tape.
Would you like to see more pictures of Darcy’s scrapbook paper wall? I thought so – here’s the link where you can find it…
SCRAPLIFTER SOURCE: Scrapbook Paper Wallpaper from Darcy at Smart-Bottom Enterprises