One of the areas in my home that needs the most decorating help is the downstairs family room. We spend the most time in this room, but it has been the last room to receive any attention, partly because the room is full of challenges. The carpet is hideous, for one thing. The shape of the room is awkward too. Anyway, the computer desk is the main area that I have been wanting to work on:
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: