A simple and easy way to
get rid of barren old walls in your dorm room is to
cover them up. However, wallpaper can be quite
expensive, so we will use fabric from discount stores
and clearance sales instead. Putting fabric on walls
is much like wallpapering them though fabric is easier
to remove and remains reusable.
The fabric can be chosen according to your budget
and taste. You may decide to cover the entire wall area, a
border trim, half a wall, decorative frame for your notice board
or even make your own wall mural using colorful pieces of
fabric. While leaving the room at the end of the year, you can
always remove the fabric, wash it well and reuse it for other
purposes. Here are the methods to put and remove fabric on walls
of your dormitory:
Things You Will Need:
A pair of good Scissors,
Clean sponge or paint roller,
Fabric (a couple of inches more than the area
you want to cover),
Spray Starch Stiffener.
Instructions To Apply:
Wash the wall to remove any dirt or film.
Measure the wall from floor to ceiling or the
area you want to cover and buy fabric a couple of inches more
than your measurement.
Lightweight fabrics such as polished cottons,
ginghams and chintzes are the easiest one to apply.
Cut the fabric carefully, making sure to
match the pattern and design while cutting the next panel.
Mask edges of ceiling and floor to avoid any
over spray in these areas.
Spray starch stiffener on the top half of the
Smooth fabric into place with the help of the
paint roller or sponge.
Keep it in place temporarily using push pins
until you are finished and leave about one inch that can be
Keep spraying starch on the wall as needed
until you finish to the floor level and leave fabric
overlapping at floor by at least one inch.Remove any wrinkles
on the fabric by applying more sta
rch to the top of the fabric and smoothing it
Repeat with next panel, coordinating it well
with the first panel.
Leave one inch of overlapping at all edges
such as windows, door, ceilings and floor.
When fabric dries completely, cut out all the
overlaps. This allows for shrinkage in the fabric before
Fabric overlap should be cut when the fabric
is completely dry. It will then cut clean and easily and any
shrinkage will have occurred before you trim.
Instructions To Remove:
Dampen the fabric using a wet sponge.
Peel one corner loose and then keep peeling
off the fabric gently, panel by panel, while dampening it as
Fabric should come out easily.
Now, wash it thoroughly and hang it out to
dry for reusing it in another craft projects.