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« on: September 19, 2018 08:57:27 AM »

The previous owners of our home had beautiful oak shelves custom built for either side of our mantle.  Problem is that I’d like a little color on the back side of the built-ins but I hate to do anything permanent to the wood. I considered using mod podge to put up fabric, like a wallpaper, Thinking that with mod pod being waterbase it could be removed in the future if I wanted to change. I’m also considering putting up a removable contact paper and then painting that instead of the wood itself. Anyone tried anything like this before or have any other ideas? Thanks in advance!
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« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2018 09:29:52 AM »

schnerby posted about doing this with wheat paste. It looks like she last checked in here in Feb but maybe she'd reply to a question on the topic or a private message. You could find out how well it held up and ask details if it sounds like an option for you Smiley.

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« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2018 01:23:53 PM »

There are lots of options for removable/repositionable wallpaper now, too.

melissa! used contact paper and paint chips to add a little color to her space.  https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=236340.0

Another option is to use removable, repeating decals to create the visual of wallpaper without the full coverage.

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