Wednesday, July 2, 2014

My Wall of Style

By Elaine Scully

Last October I had to give up my walk in wardrobe, it was our only spare room and we were having an Au Pair come live with us - just until my youngest son finished primary school in June. Having an Au Pair turned out to be a great experience for the entire family (once I recovered from the loss of my room ha ha).

A couple of weeks ago we sadly said goodbye to our Au Pair, she's possibly the nicest happiest girl I've met. It was an emotional farewell but having my room back did sweeten the loss. I'm still fixing up the room but one of the first things I did was create a feature wall. I own pile after pile of glossy mags and thought it would be fun and creative to make some use for them. My brilliant brainwave was to use them as wallpaper on the main wall of the room. The guys in Woodies are still wondering what I'm on after I asked for advice on what would be best to use to firstly stick magazine pages to the wall and then to protect.

My Tools:
Lots and lots of glossy mags
1 x Cutting knife
1 x Cutting board
Wallpaper paste
1 x Paint brush
1 x Table
1 x 12 year old Son (for pasting the glue on the pages)
1 x Cloth (to smooth out the pages on the wall)
1 x Chair (to stand on to reach the top of the wall)
PVA Adhesive and Sealer

It took me a little over 5 hours!! It was such a fun task but I really was wrecked after it....a truly happy kinda wrecked.

Absolutely thrilled with the results....doesn't it look amaaazing?? My Dad called over while I was in work today and put spot lights on the skirting board, he was so impressed with my wall that he thought the lights would make it even more of a feature.....looking forward to trying out the lights when it gets dark later!! (thanks dad x)

What do you think? Have you done any creative DIY projects in your bedroom or walk in wardrobe??

Elaine xx
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