As you can see, it needs some work! I've seen some awesome posts around blogland about using fabric and liquid starch to make removable wallpaper. I love this idea, because we do live in a rental and white walls get so old. And I thought having a bright color above the desk area would turn it into a cool feature wall.
So I started with some plain cotton broadcloth. I soaked it in liquid starch ($3 in the laundry aisle), then used thumb tacks to hold it in place while I smoothed it onto the wall. I got that baby perfectly smooth and was pretty excited. It was blotchy as it started drying, but it was looking good:
When I got back from running a few errands, I ran downstairs to see this:
As the starch dried, the fabric puckered and bubbled. Boo! Wah! Sniff, sniff! Pouty face!
I don't know if I did something wrong, but I suspect that the fabric was just too thin. If I had used a sturdier fabric, maybe it would have stayed smoother? Maybe?
So I am back to the drawing board.
I am considering buying heavier fabric and trying it again. They sell removable wallpaper, but it's kind of pricey, so I would really have to love it. Or I may try something with contact paper. I even saw some cool mirrors at Dollar Tree that I considered buying in multiples and hanging in a grouping. Or maybe I'll just do a large canvas with pretty fabric like I did HERE. We'll see.
Have you tried starch/fabric wallpaper? Is ure would love to hear your tips and tricks!