A few months ago, the group that I am a part of, Bay Area Home (we are a total of 10 bloggers all living in the San Francisco Bay Area who came together after meeting on Instagram), was approached by Tempaper Designs (a family owned Temporary Wall Paper Company based on the East Coast), to work on a home project of our choice, by using one of their self-adhesive, eco-friendly, vynil, VOC-Free, phthalate-free, lead-free, temporary wall paper.
We were each given 1 double roll (20.5 inches x 11 yds =56.37 square feet). I ended up selecting the textured Lace White Chocolate, that can be found here:
Quite honestly, I’m not much of a DIY type of person. Both my husband and I have very busy schedules and I don’t really think that we are all that handy. However, I really wanted to support this company, because I like the fact that their products are 100% made in the USA and I also wanted to take this challenge as a way to push myself to think outside the box and see what I really could come up with.
Initially, I thought of using my paper on a chest drawer, but once I actually saw it, I knew right away that I wanted to use it in my daughter’s playroom, which was a room where I hadn’t put much thought into it, until now.
There were 2 different applications that I was aiming to work on. A back drop to this plain Ikea Billy book shelf + the wall behind where the shelf was going in, but soon realized, that if I was going to do both, I wouldn’t have enough paper to work with.
So, I ended up cutting the flowers and use them randomly on the wall – the intent with this, was not to fill up the wall. My tool of choice, was the scissors that I consider to be, the best paper cutting scissors out there – the Nate Berkus stainless steel scissors sold at Target are amazing!
I measured the book shelf (height + width) and cut 2 panels long enough to cover the back – I added about 4 inches more on each side (top + bottom) to make sure I would have enough paper to cover it. I used cardboard behind to be able to cut it without damaging the surface. Before the application started, I aligned both panels evenly and overlapped them, to see where they would meet and started pealing off as I was applying it.
I also wanted to add a few of the flowers on this cute stepping stool, but once again, I didn’t want to align everything properly, so I just overlapped them and I really like how it turned out.
This was a one person project and once I had all my tools and materials lined up it took me about 3 hours from start to finish, (styling included). This room is now a wonderful cozy space for us to hang out and play.
This book shelf holds some of her go to toys, and that way it’s easy for her to grab them herself. The baskets are pretty much filled up, and trust me… when she starts playing, everything comes out, but it’s also quite easy to throw (literally) everything back inside.
As much as Sofia, loves her books, she also loves to sing. I found this round rug at HomeGoods and thought it would be perfect as a designated “stage” area, where she can “perform”. My daughter is almost 3 years old, and pink rules her life… if she had her way, she would happily wear pink from head to toe, but she’s quite happy with the pink splashes the room has.
Let me say it right up… No, it’s not always this organized, nor clean. All the baskets you see, are filled up with toys and most of the time, when my daughter is home, they are all out, but baskets are the best tool to have in a kids room, because with all the mess it hides, makes it look organized, instantly!
Textured Chocolate Lace Wall Paper –
you can find Tempaper on Instagram: @Tempaper Designs
you can find them on Instagram: @forposhsake