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DIY Wallpapers & Installations

By Jenny Komenda |

I love designer wallpaper as much as anyone, but between the commitment phobia and the huge price tag, it’s tough to pull the trigger on. That’s why I love these DIY wall ideas! Some are great for an accent wall and others could be great in a whole room!

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DIY Wall Decorations

Fish Scale Wall

Drooling over the sequin walls at Kate Spade stores? Try this awesome tutorial instead!
Find the tutorial at Two Thirty Five-Designs

About Jenny Komenda


Jenny Komenda

Jenny Komenda is a design blogger and decorator in New York City. She started her blog, Little Green Notebook, and her interior design business, Jenny Komenda Interiors, in 2007. She contributed to Babble's Home Ec blog in 2011.

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20 thoughts on “DIY Wallpapers & Installations

  1. Meghan says:

    Quick Tip: Metallic Poster Board Exists!!!

    (fyi-railroad board is the same as posterboard, don’t be scared!)

  2. Emily @ Little Bits of Delight says:

    You have me so inspired! I want to do a wall in my hallway now… Are these ideas renter-safe?

  3. CharLesie says:

    This is so AMAZING! I cannot get over how simply brilliant this is!

  4. Joyce says:

    What is the size of the circles? Did you use spray paint and what color did you use?

  5. Two Thirty Five Designs says:

    Hey there!! HUGE thanks for the feature, I am shocked by the love!!! CAn’t say thanks enough!!!
    The circles are about 4 inches. I did it where it would overlap on side every other row.
    On the color, I don’t have the paint anymore, but it was Rustoleum Professional Line and just the gold metallic.
    Big thanks again!!

  6. Jen says:

    I LOVE THIS!!!! BEAUTIFUL! Okay…now are you a crafter??? B/C I am NOT a crafty person…but I want to try this. Would you say it is EASY?? I know that it is time consuming….
    About the paint… you mentioned that you used Rustoleum Professional Line and “just the gold metallic”….so…did you use two or just the one color?? Also…did you spray paint them? Thank you!!! I have a HUGE HUGE wall I want to put this on in my dining room! I think yours is STUNNING!!!!! :)

  7. Two Thirty Five Designs says:

    hey there!
    I wouldn’t say I am a huge crafter, just a diy-er cause I hate dropping tons when I know I can do it myself. I would think it could qualify as easy, glad you understand the time consuming part!! Just some math required on it ;)
    I used the Rustoleum Universal Spray Paint, Metallic paint and primer in one. It is the pure gold color. Think you would have to spray paint it, I would think it would get too ‘wet’ if you did it with other paint?
    Thank you for the compliments!!!

  8. Becca Thering says:

    Did you paint the circles before stapling them to the mdf board? Or do you staple them first and then spray paint?

  9. Two Thirty Five Designs says:

    hey, if you go to my blog, I give step by step instructions ;) . I tried to do it before, but they blew around like crazy, so I did it after!

  10. Jen says:

    Super! Thank you so much!!! :) I think when I try it…I am going to use all one color, like you did…but I am going to prepaint a few a different metallic color (like silver or bronze) and then stick them in there in various places at the end!!! Just to add some spunk in a suttle way! :) Heading to your blog now! Thank you!!! :)

  11. nicole fletcher says:

    heyyy do you have your exact blog post url? i cant find it on your blog and i LOVE tHIS

  12. Kristin says:

    Wow!! This is AWESOME!! I’m going to have to try this! I am also IN LOVE with your console table! I have been searching Ikea’s website, but can’t find it… do you remember the name of it?

  13. Two Thirty Five Designs says:

    the exact post is on there, click where it says find the tutorial at Two Thirty Five Designs, thanks!

  14. Two Thirty Five Designs says:

    Hey there, on the ikea sideboard, I think it is called the Trollsta, but I got it back in the spring and it was being clearanced out, I haven’t been able to find it again for other people, so sorry!!

  15. Riley says:

    So do you have directions on this and if so can I please have it?! I love this and we are military and move from one endless white wall rental to the next and anything to throw something interesting up that doesn’t cost a fortune would be wonderful I have found a ton of idea’s on pinterest, which is actually where I found yours. I absolutely love it!

  16. says:

    Love the scale fish wall! Dying to try it out myself! Great post!

  17. Erin says:

    LOVE this and am going to begin this project this weekend! yay!

    I did have a question about the frame….what did you use and how did you put together? My fiberboard has some “give” to it so I’m wondering if I need to staple gun the frame to the fiberboard edges? Just wondering if you could point me in the right direction…Thanks!

  18. Linda says:

    I love this! I am seriously thinking of trying to do a headboard using this technique! Maybe in a light turquoise….whatcha think?.Any tips? I’m afraid of the frame tho, I have never mitered anything!

  19. Amanda says:

    hey i really like this idea i think that i am gonna do this project for my stairway! gotta brighten it up some way! ty again for the brilliant idea. oh do you paint them before you place them?

  20. michell says:

    hi it says the blog has been removed..where can we find yiu…this is fantastic!

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