Two years ago, in March 2011, I set about . Six hours and two home depot trips later I finished. . . having gone a little overboard, wallpapering the closet with contact paper.
I’m happy to report that the contact paper is still stuck on the wall, and peeled off, with no damage to the walls, when I tried peeling up a corner in the back.
Kmart used to have Martha Stewart Living brand contact paper and they still might. The designs were definitely a step beyond the generic country geese themes.
Where the edges of the contact paper meet the molding on the inside of the closet doorway (see below), there is a small bit of separating from the wall – but occasionally I just press it down to fix it.
Yes, this is mostly just for privacy and won’t block light but filters it a little bit. You could try this with colored contact paper, perhaps, or try something like this:
Wallpaper is beautiful and can make a huge statement in a room, but it’s a long term commitment. The only long term commitment I want to make is to my husband, so I avoid putting up wallpaper most of the time. But when I came upon this contact paper recently, I thought, man that would be cool on a wall! Then my curiosity kicked in wondering if it would even stick on a wall, and so I bought a roll to try it out. The first thing I did was to pull down a small portion of the paper backing on the contact paper and stick it randomly on the wall. I wanted to test the paper to see how it would adhere, and if it covered the texture on the walls. No need to do a whole wall if it isn’t going to work right? And woohoo, it worked like a charm. It was reposition-able, hid the texture of the walls, and adhered really well. It took two rolls to do the one wall, so for around $20 I got a big impact for a little price, and best of all, no long term commitment.It is self adhesive shelf liner, by When I first received the contact paper, I realized the background color was almost identical to the wall color I used at our river house. Then it dawned on me where to use it. I had been wanting to put something on the blank wall in the hall bathroom, and this contact paper would be perfect to try it in there.I used the contact paper on the wall that is behind the bathroom door. It has always bothered me that when you are “using” the bathroom and the door is closed, it was just one big blank wall. Not anymore! With the geometric pattern it now brings new life to the otherwise boring wall.