Hi crafty friends,
It is Make it Monday and we are featuring a makeover, the Bead Cafe Craft & Hobby store toilet. Initially it was supposed to be simple, a fresh coat of paint but as I started to paint, it began to flake. I didn’t want the hassle of puttying the troubled wall or calling the professionals. Then I remembered seeing a picture online using scrapbook paper to cover a wall. I didn’t read the post but this paper idea stuck in my mind and I knew I had to try, this is what I did…
What to do?
Select your Canvas
I selected my troubled toilet wall. I did not finish paint it but I did scrape the flaking paint.
- 12×12 Scrapbook Paper (Measure wall to determine quantity)
- Mod Podge ( I used 4, 16 oz jars as the adhesive and sealer)
- Squeegee ( Squeegee is used to press the corners and edges of the paper)
- Brayer (Brayer is used to smooth the paper onto the wall to eliminate air bubbles)
- 4″ Brush Applicator (A 4″ brush is a good size to give a smooth even application)
- Decide on a pattern and lay it out. I went random, just have fun with your paper quilt.
Start pasting and smoothing
- Pour Mod Podge onto a disposable plate or container.
- Load the brush and completely apply Mod Podge to a 12×12 space.
- Adhere each sheet of paper to the wall.
- Use the Brayer and Squeegee to smooth paper (Pay attention to edges and corners).
- Continue pasting and rolling till your wall is covered (Some paper cutting may be required)
- Put a final coat of mod Podge onto the entire surface.
Give yourself a clap, smile, take pictures you are a design star.
Enjoy dabbling !
Post by Crafty T (Tameika)