Have you ever looked at the dated wallpaper in your bathroom and wondered what in the world you could do to freshen up the space… without having to actually remove the wallpaper? In this post, I am going to show you how to paint over wallpaper in a bathroom!
This project is easier than you think and is a much quicker way to refresh your bathroom! I mean, who really wants to go through the hassle of removing wallpaper when you could just paint over it and add a fabulous DIY pattern of your own?
How to paint over wallpaper in a bathroom:
First, you’ll need to gather up your supplies:
- paint in your desired colour scheme
Behr paint colours shown above:
Recycled Glass MQ6-18
Nocturne Blue HDC-CL-28
Saga Blue S480-4
Secluded Woods S480-4
Rice Curry MQ4-09
Saffron Strands PPU6-02
- cereal boxes
- adhesive drawer liner
- craft knife
- free printable template
Next, we make the pattern template pieces you’ll need to create your painted design:
Start by cutting out the shapes from the free template you downloaded.
Grab your empty cereal boxes and open them up. We’re going to use the cardboard as the base of the template.
Use a pen to trace the outline of one of your shapes onto the cardboard, leave 3 to 4 inches around each shape.
Use your scissors and craft knife to cut out the inside of the template.
Next cut out a piece of the adhesive drawer liner big enough to cover the cardboard cut out.
Remove the backing paper and apply it to the cardboard cut out. Trim the access and use the craft knife to cut out the pattern shape. The adhesive drawer liner will enable you to wipe the access paint off and use the pattern template with various paint colours.
Watch this quick video to see how I painted this wallpaper pattern
Now you’re ready to paint your pattern!
Pick one of your paint colors and grab one of the pattern template pieces.
Add a layer of paint into the negative space of the template, holding firm with the opposite hand for clean lines.
Allow to dry completely.
Alternate pattern piece sizes and paint colours, allowing ample drying time between layers and colours.
Once the first layer of paints and colours are dry, add dimension by layering on a similar color of paint.
Fill the whole wall, one template size and one paint color at a time, until you’ve perfected your new patterned feature wall!
It is entirely possible to paint over wallpaper in a bathroom in this style in just a weekend! And totally worth the time investment as well.
Everyone that has seen this new addition to the bathroom is has raved about it and I love sharing all about how to paint over wallpaper in a bathroom!
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Do you have any extra tips on how to paint over wallpaper in a bathroom? Let me know in a comment below!