From day one, I wanted to add wood to the back of the built-in, in the dining room. It wasn’t a priority by any means, and I went through some different game plans in my mind.
The room began like this. Not bad, but always missing something.
Building cabinets in my past life, I originally planned to use a legit material in this cabinet: pine v-groove board laid vertically. (This is what our kitchen ceiling is made of). However, I decided because you couldn’t really touch the area and it didn’t need to actually be durable, I would just use wallpaper.
I got some suggestions to add color into the room and while I still haven’t painted the awesome nickel gap shiplap on the walls, sponsored by Weaber lumber, I only have the heart to go the alabaster route. I like the lighter color in here. Sorry for all those that voted darker on my Insta poll.
When I also had the opportunity to partner with Boutique Rugs, I was so excited! They offer a ton of really beautiful rugs in all different sizes. I knew this was the way to get the color I craved. I found this gorgeous rug, The Elaziz (7’6”x 10’3”). It can be found on their website, or by clicking here, and is so pretty! The colors are bright and vibrant without being overbearing. Boutique Rugs has great prices and I’m very happy with the quality of this rug.
I had tried to stencil it and it looked terrible.
Scouts honor, I had no intention of tackling this wood wallpaper project yesterday, but I had to share my gorgeous rug and I couldn’t kill the vibes with an ugly cabinet back.
I’ll share my steps and the materials needed below.
- Razor (not necessary if your scissors are sharp enough)
- Wallpaper rolls (1 roll covers 27.5 sqft.)
- Measuring tape
I started by cutting the “wood” into pieces.
I proceeded to start in one corner of my cabinet and angled it approximately. You can be very technical and measure and calculate the angles but if you’re lazy like me you can do the “ish” method. This isn’t real wood. You will use the razor later to clean it up so be slightly sloppy, always following the rule of having extra and not less.
You could do a tighter pattern but I wanted the full chevron looking straight on at the cabinet. To do this you would measure to the center the same way but would then divide those two spaces and do one more pattern. More cutting for sure though.
As you do the top area that connects try to connect the pattern. Mine is not perfect but the darker piece is in a chevron pattern all the way across.
This rug is so beautiful with the denim chairs. The colors are great!
After I finished the chevron pattern, I added the wallpaper to the sides but going in the correct pattern. It went fast because I just cut the correct sizes and laid it out rather than using the planks method.