How to Use Wallpaper As Shelf Liner


Lining a shelf can protect it from wear and tear as well as make it look better. While you can purchase "shelf liner," the job can become expensive. An alternative method is to use wallpaper. Many stores sell good wallpaper in clearance bins when they don't have enough of the style in stock to cover a room. By shopping for this kind of paper, you can get a great bargain and a good looking shelf.

Things You'll Need

  • Measuring tape
  • Wallpaper
  • Scissors
  • Take the measurements of the inside of your shelf. Measure the length as well as the width.

  • Purchase the wallpaper that meets your specifications. If you intend to use the wallpaper as liner to a shelf in a high humidity area, such as the bathroom, purchase a vinyl paper. Vinyl paper can prevent the buildup of mold underneath if the wallpaper get's damp. The vinyl paper is also easy to wipe clean.

  • Clean the shelf and allow it to dry.

  • Cut the wallpaper to size.

  • Remove the backing from the wallpaper to reveal the adhesive.

  • Carefully place the wallpaper onto the shelf, working your way from one end to the other end. Smooth the paper with your hands as you lay it down to ensure there are no air pockets or bubbles.

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