If you haven’t read my post – ‘ The Great Wall!’ Click here to read it, to know the background of this wall makeover! I was very happy with what we had achieved with the existing wardrobe in the master bedroom. We didn’t make any structural changes in the room, we didn’t break a wall, we didn’t ruin the wardrobe and we didn’t waste anything! We were making it possible, without doing anything! With the wardrobe turned around and its back facing the room; I had another canvas to work on! A lot of brainstorming went into how to give it a makeover. Let me share some of them with you (not the gross & weird ones!):
- Turn it into an accent wall with a bright paint job.
- Paint it the same colour as the walls, so that the room still appears spacious.
- Mount narrow shelves on it and turn it into a display wall.
- Dress it up as a headboard for the king-sized bed.
- Put a full size photo poster of our favourite holiday destination Goa!
- Wall paper it, to give a stone wall effect.
We both agreed on wall paper option (for once we agreed!). Both of us being Libran it has always been difficult to agree/decide on something so easily! The next step was choosing the wall paper. AHA! There it was…once again we had to agree to disagree or disagree to agree!!! To cut a long story short –
And then the intervention by the children! And then settle on neutral turf! Whew! That’s the story of my life. Does it sound familiar?! In all its seriousness, the choice of wall paper was Akhilesh’s, just as was the idea! The entire credit goes to him. (There I have said it babes! Let the world be my witness! You can’t complain now!)
The entire family prepared the base by sanding and priming the back of the wardrobe for its makeover.
Finally the chosen wall paper was pasted on the prepared surface. And this wall paper didn’t cost us a bomb; we bought two rolls for INR 1400/- from Chawri Bazaar, Delhi. I am still left with 3 quarters of a roll which I keep using here and there for smaller makeovers.
Here is a close look at the textured wall paper.
This is how the wardrobe aka false wall, in the master bedroom looks now!
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