My old cedar chest needed a face-lift. After a lot of labor-intensive projects in my home, I was ready for a quick and easy project. We have had this cedar chest for years. It has survived many moves and I have lost count of the colors that it has been painted.
The cedar chest was painted a light taupe color in 2003 or sometime around that. About 2008 I painted purple diamonds on the cedar chest. Then a couple of years ago, when I got rid of the purple accents in our bedroom, I painted the diamonds turquoise and added some highlights and shadows to give the shapes some depth. My plan had been to paint a faux distressed wood effect. But I was in serious need of something fast and easy.
Let me show you the transformation.
On a shopping trip for something else, I found this super cool, removable peel and stick wallpaper by RoomMates. And, it was exactly what I wanted, blue distressed wood. It had just enough grey to go with the new wall color in the bedroom.
Being a contact paper queen in the past I thought, “Yes, this is just what I want and it will be easy!” No water, no glue, just peel and stick.
I measured the length and width that was needed to cover the turquoise diamond shapes. The backing is easy to peel to uncover the sticky back. I peeled it back a little at a time, being careful to get it in the right position and work the air bubbles out.
If you make a mistake on the position, it is easy to remove from the surface and do it again.
It was fantastic that the taupe color in the wallpaper worked so well with the color of my cedar chest. I would have repainted it but this was nice. It was almost instant gratification. Sometimes you just need to reward yourself for all the other hard that you do. I talked about rewards in this POST.
Kitty No approves of the new look.
Now just a peek inside the dressing room closet in the bedroom. I am not ready for the reveal just yet but it is close.
Because this wallpaper was indeed fast and easy, I decided to use some of it on the shelves in the dressing area of my closet.
Speaking of distressed wood, this morning my son Joshua sent me a photo of this old church at Forsan, TX. This is really distressed.
It was a beautiful day so, I called my friend Renee, The Junkyard Queen. A road trip was just what we both needed. We talked about changes, blogging, recipes, passion, and purpose.
It was a great break from taxes, deadlines, and de-cluttering. She is also giving me some instruction with my new Canon DSLR. I got it for me for my birthday about 6 months ago, so I am still learning.
This photo was only cropped and not enhanced at all. Isn’t that a gorgeous sky?!?
Back to the wallpaper, I am so glad you dropped by. I would love to see how you have used peel and stick wallpaper. Post it in the comments.