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tigerstyLe 11-20-2010 08:13 AM

dirty wallpaper with rips, affordable creative fixes
hello everyone! i was browsing the net to find some cool ways for home improvement and i found this great forum. :)

well, i just moved into my studio, and the people living here before me did not take care of the home very well. i have done a lot of cleaning and the place is looking much better, however, the wallpaper is still bothering me. it is a cream colored vinyl wallpaper. it had a lot of stains, so i've been scrubbing them out. the big stains are all out but it still looks a bit dingy. there are also rips on the wallpaper that i want to cover up. anyone have any cool creative ways that i can spruce up the walls? some example pics would be awesome!

thank you!

AlyssaQB 11-24-2010 03:48 PM

I just read a really cool article, I think on the Material Girls blog, with Nate Berkus. He suggested using linens soaked in starch as wallpaper. You can use any material & it's an affordable option. He should have instructions on his site.

Kstar 12-14-2010 12:36 AM

Try hanging pictures, or maybe putting a piece of furniture infront of the rips. Or maybe making a fun unique piece of wall art. (like this maybe?) You can google "homemade wall art" for some really cool ideas too! Hope this helps!! :)

Sandra20 12-30-2010 11:55 AM

Use fabric cloths to make homemade art. This way you can choose different fabric patterns and different wall art sizes. This will make your room interesting.

neonguy528 01-05-2011 04:56 PM

This Is An Easy Decision
Just paint over the wallpaper. Problem solved.

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