To the 271 people who wandered the aisles of Hobby Lobby looking for the paper to make the faux wood wallpaper bookcase….
I’m truly sorry.
What was I thinking?
I totally should have mentioned it wasn’t in the gift wrap aisle.
Or the scrap-book paper aisle.
Or the contact paper aisle.
It’s just that I got a little carried away that week.
I mean there was the whole one room three-ways things thing and I got all wrapped up in moving the dining room furniture and hauling in the garden gate in from the yard and spray painting a basket and ordering gas station pizza for everyone because the rest of the living room covered every spare inch of the kitchen.
And I totally forgot to mention that the paper….was located in the hobby aisle next to the model cars.
All 4 feet by 12 feet of it.
Of course it was.
After all….isn’t that the first place everyone looks for faux wood paper for book cases.
Faux Wood Wallpaper Bookcase
Faux Wood Paper from the hobby aisle at Hobby Lobby
Step 1: Measure space on back of bookcases
Each of the bookcases on my shelf were different sizes, so I measured each one individually.
Cut out a piece of paper slightly larger than your space.
Step 2: Insert paper into the back of the bookcases
Tape top of paper in place with painter’s tape or any other non-stick tape.
Fold paper in crease to make sure you get an accurate fit.
Then with the edge of the scissors or a small utility knife….cut the paper in the crease.
Make sure to take into account any extra spaces.
I had a 1 x 2 on the side of each shelf, so I made sure to make allowances for the 1 x 2 when cutting out the paper.
Step 3: Apply double-sided tape
After the paper is cut to fit exactly….remove the paper and apply double-sided tape.
Apply a lot.
I put mine every 5 to 6 inches.
Then take paper with tape and press firmly into the bookcases.
When I was planning this project….I researched all the ways to hang the paper.
There were projects that used spray adhesive.
Or Mod Podge.
Or covering cardboard and inserting the covered piece of cardboard into the space.
Bur for me….it came down to double stick tape…..which has held up amazingly well in the two and a half weeks since the room challenge.
So to all the aisle wanderers at Hobby Lobby….I adore you.
And I wanted to tell you the official location of the paper because…..
….I knew you “wood” want to know.
PS That last line was totally free of charge.
PPS Please tell me when you were looking for the paper…..you found that AMAZING burlap ribbon with red checked buttons. Totally Christmas.
PPPS If you don’t have a Hobby Lobby near you….here’s a great resource for the paper (please note that this is an affiliate link):