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A couple of weeks ago, I shared the process that I went through to make a fabric roll storage rack. What I didn’t share was that when I was originally planning it, I almost talked myself out of it.
The issue was that the only wall space in my office that was big enough for the fabric rack was the area behind my work table. If you take a look at the picture of that area from when I did the office makeover back in the spring, you’ll notice that there is a wallpaper panel back there.
There’s actually 2 wallpaper panels that had to be removed…the other one is between the cabinet where my computer electronics are hidden and the work table. So installing the fabric roll storage rack would require removing two sets of moulding and wallpaper panels. And I didn’t really feel like doing either of those jobs.
Taking down wallpaper brings back bad memories of my first house, which had not been re-decorated since the 60’s and had the wallpaper to prove it! I know a lot of people who won’t put wallpaper up for exactly this reason…they are afraid that they will have to take it down and it will be a nightmare of a project.
However, I happen to like wallpaper (it gives you so many options to add color and pattern to a space) and I like to change things around a lot. Which means I have done a fair amount of hanging it, and then removing it…and so I have learned a couple of tricks for hanging wallpaper so you can remove it.
Read on to find out what they are.