Lots of new stuff happening around here! I’ve been going room by room making renter friendly updates, including my favorite easy wall treatment. Yep, more peel and stick temporary wallpaper!
As soon as I saw our bright white kitchen I knew I wanted to do yellow and lemons. I found the most perfect vintage looking wallpaper from Wallflora and was so happy that it was peel and stick. This stuff is seriously SO easy to install it actually becomes addictive.
Here’s a look at my kitchen when I moved in:
As you can see I also covered the refrigerator in a peel and stick wallpaper for a mid-century inspired look. You can view that here.
I still have a few things I want to do like hang something on the back wall to break up the pattern a bit, and get a new rug and tea towels, but here’s what it’s looking like after the wallpaper installation!
I also dyed white cafe curtains the perfect shade of yellow with a half and half mix of Rit’s lemon and golden yellows.
You can find this lemon peel and stick wallpaper from Wallflora, they have an AMAZING selection of prints. Use the code MELODRAMA at checkout to receive 25% off the lemon print!
That’s it for now! Stay tuned for more updates and be sure to follow on Instagram for the latest.
The only thing that really bothered me about my new kitchen was the way the refrigerator looked in the space.
Now don’t get me wrong it’s a nice brand new refrigerator, but the way the side of it created a big black rectangle in in the middle of everything bothered me.
I bought a peel and stick wallpaper a couple of years ago with the intention of covering my old refrigerator, but never got around to it. Luckily I found the paper when I was unpacking and since I’m still renting I decided to put it to use!
I like the shape of the refrigerator door and I don’t mind the stainless, so I decided to only apply the wall paper to the sides and top to cover all the black. I was also inspired by the two-toned refrigerators that were popular back in the day.
The paper I used is a light minty blue with a metallic silver cross-hatch pattern. It looks very vintage to me and reminds me of mid-century upholstery fabric. I knew it would work perfectly for what I wanted to attempt.
All I had to do was pull out the refrigerator and apply the peel and stick the paper, carefully matching the seams and making sure to smooth out any air bubbles. This type of paper is very easy to work with and made the job extremely simple.
To finish off the edges I used a thin washi tape in the same color and similar pattern. This gave it a more finished look and helped make sure all of my edges were properly secured.
What an improvement! The refrigerator no longer stands out like a sore thumb and adds a nice subtle color and more retro flair to the space. It also gives it a nice smooth texture which makes it way easier to clean than the bumpy texture that it had before. I love it!
Now I’m going to use a different peel and stick wallpaper to cover that back wall as well. Stay tuned!