Get the look of reclaimed wood

I walked past this multi-colored barnwood vignette admiring its blue gray repurposed wood finish, but as I got closer I realized it was self-adhesive removable wallpaper. It completely fooled me from a few feet away; that’s how real this faux reclaimed wood pattern looked.

Barwood wall

When shopping in Montreal at Item Maison, a trendy furniture and accessory store in the new community of Griffintown, I fell in love with this new self-adhesive repositionable wallpaper. The in-house designer who created the display said it was fairly easy to install.

There’s no need for wallpaper paste or water, so no mess. Simply peel off the backing and stick the paper to the wall. Use a shower squeegee to remove any air bubbles and you’re done. It’s also safe to use in bathrooms, as it won’t be damaged  by humidity or steam.

Removable wallpaper is an easy and inexpensive way to create a high impact effect in a room without needing any fancy tools or having to paint. The best part is that it can easily be removed once you tire of it, or if you’re moving and don’t want to leave it behind. It’s also perfect for renters or for students to decorate their dorm room.

barwood 2 frames

The paper is sold in a double roll like this one  – 20.5 in. x 11 yds. = 56.37 sq. ft. It comes in a variety of stylish designs.  At the store they had framed a few samples to show off some of their collection. Framing small sections of paper is also a creative way to use leftovers to create your very own artwork. We’ve done similar projects using wallpaper and the results were stunning.


Tempaper roll

On the Tempaper Designs’ blog you can see other stylish ways to make over a room using the adhesive paper. There’s a fabulous bathroom done in black and white,  a kitchen where a mix of two different Tempaper patterns was used and a small office that was given a facelift with a touch of vintage.

As for this in-store vignette, I love the idea of framing different styles and colors of faux barn wood wallpaper and hanging them on the wall. They add texture and interest to the background wall covered with vinyl paper (not actual wood as we now know). The two white frames, without glass, make the pieces pop and would add a worn, rustic feel to any room.  

Barnwood frames sideways

Would you use Tempaper to decorate a wall in your house?

Liette Tousignant
Co-Founder of Under The Roof Decorating


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