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    I Tried Putting Up Target Peel-And-Stick Wallpaper And It Wasn't A DIY Disaster

    I made basically every mistake possible, and it still turned out great.

    I'm not a particularly crafty person, and typically only turn to DIY activities when I'm utterly desperate (which you may remember if you read my creating a fairy light ceiling story from last year). But I moved recently, and with a new apartment comes Projects™.

    Enter: The Nook. When I first saw the new place, my first thought was, what am I going to do about The Nook?

    photo of the nook in writer's apartment

    This peel-and-stick wallpaper from Target! I knew it was the *perfect* thing to take this weird, pointless wall and make it into a gorgeous focal point of my whole place. But I was definitely nervous to take on such a DIY-focused project, for myself AND my security deposit...

    the blue and beige woodland creature patterned wallpaper up close

    And here's where I want to give a disclaimer: PLEASE do not treat anything — beyond my wholehearted recommendation of this wallpaper — as advice! I made every single mistake in the peel-and-stick-wallpaper-book, and thanks to how forgiving the wallpaper was, it still turned out great.

    Now, that's not to say I didn't have my fair share of challenges along the way. There were definitely some air bubbles that just couldn't be smoothed and will now haunt me forever...

    Luckily, I always planned to put these open ladder shelves over the new wallpaper anyway, so the imperfections wouldn't stand out all that much.

    Now, all that's left is to ~decorate~.

    And I'm not the only beginner who totally loved this wallpaper...

    the wallpaper used as kitchen backsplash

    What I thought would be a daunting DIY project turned into a super fun weekend with, dare I say downright *gorgeous* results. It only took me about four(ish) hours across two days, and since I messed up frequently enough that I had to pull whole patches off the wall and rehang them, I'm not worried at all about peeling it off when it comes time to move!

    reviewer's picture of the fully decorated nook

    Ready to try it yourself? Get this NuWallpaper Terrene peel-and-stick wallpaper from Target for $27.99 per roll.

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