Bathroom Rental Revamp

January 20, 2021

A little peel + stick wallpaper goes a LONG way – especially when you’re looking for a non-permanent solution to liven up space. I used Chasing Paper peel + stick wallpaper in our spare bathroom as part of our rental revamp and I’ve loved it!

Ready for a Removable Wallpaper project?

Removable wallpaper seems to really be having a moment in styling and interior design. When we moved into our rental home, I knew that using removable wallpaper could be a great way to temporarily customize a space to make it feel like home. I’ve had my eye on Chasing Paper’s design driven peel + stick wallpaper products since seeing a few of my favorite designers use their products and rave about the quality. I love that the founder, Elisabeth Rees grew up in the printing industry so paper was a big part of her life. That paired with her love for design and decorating led to her removable wallpaper company being born. Her company creates gorgeous papers and I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the product to try it for myself.

Product + Install

This wallpaper is really pretty thick and quite wonderful. You can feel the premium quality simply by touching it. White it has a sticky backing, the great thing is that it doesn’t stick to itself and since it is thick you get far less air bubbles.

I’d classify my small bathroom project as “medium” when it came to difficulty level. I was starting off with smooth walls (which is required for install success), but because our house is over 100 years old some of the corners aren’t straight, so I had to work around that just a bit.

The beauty of removable wallpaper is that you can make it temporary but also, it can stay on your walls as long as you like. After spending a few hours to fully install it, I can’t imagine wanting to take it down before we move! I love it so much!

Lighting Fixture Update

Before I tackled the wallpaper, there were two other things I wanted to do to revamp this rental space. I wanted to swap out the mirror as it was hung too high for anyone to seem themselves correctly and figure out a solution for the old light fixture.

I found a larger, more sculptural mirror that I loved which was fairly easy to replace (even though it felt a bit dicey at first!). To update the light fixture, I simply swapped out the glass shades for a modern look. Each shade was about $7 at Lowe’s so I was able to completely transform the fixture for less than $25.

3 updates = HUGE difference

I feel like I completely transformed this bathroom by making 3 small updates.

  • Swapping out the light fixture glass shades.
  • Swapping out the mirror.
  • Hanging peel + stick wallpaper.

I’m so happy I took the time to do it as this bathroom is one of the most used spaces in our home and it makes me happy every time I’m in it!

How about you? Have you taken on any rental revamp projects or attempted hanging peel + stick wallpaper?

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