coastal decor and crafts

11/6/12

Using Ikea Fabric as Wallpaper for the Bathroom

What do you do if the Top Wallpaper -Clarence House La Mer is not within your budget? You look for an alternative!

Ikea fabric as wallpaper in bathroom
And Lila found a great coastal alternative! She used Ikea fabric as wall paper in her bathroom.


nautical Ikea fabric
Namely Ikea's Benzy Skepp Fabric. How did Lila attach this lovley nautical Ikea fabric to her walls? This is what she wrote me in an email. "I used wallpaper paste specifically for lightweight paper which mixes to a liquid consistency. Then I soaked the fabric and applied it to the wall exactly as you would wallpaper. Overall this project cost me about $50.00 and I'm very happy with the results."

Thank you so much Lila for sharing your Bathroom! If anyone else has used fabric as wallpaper, I would love to hear about it!

Related Posts:
Covering a Powder Room with Thibaut Wallpaper
Going Wild with Wallpaper in the Bathroom

6 comments:

"Cottage By The Sea" said...

Brilliant! And I love the Ikea prints. I will be on the lookout for the nautical ones for my cottage.

Ideezine said...

That is a great idea. I have a client who just asked me about inexpenisve wallpaper last week and guess what I said fabric too! Too funny.

Anonymous said...

I would think that there could be a mildew issue with fabric in a bathroom? And wouldn't it shrink after it dries if you soak it first? With wallpaper, you don't exactly soak it, you slide it thru the water bath to activate the pre-pasted coating

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Interesting questions! I would think the glue/past gives the fabric a mildew resistant coating. I guess it didn't shrink since Lila is happy with the result. Thanks for stopping by!!

Lynn Fetting said...

I would think as with any fabric, you would wash it first. This would eliminate the concerns in regards to shrinking. As far as how it would hold up, you could always seal it. If its a powder room, it should not be an issue! Great look!

Lili said...

I LOVE this fabric...thanks for posting Maya...it turned out absolutely gorgeous!