I'd like to cover one wall in my apartment with something that looks like weathered/distressed wood.
The wall is 13 feet wide and 9 feet tall. It's currently just textured and painted.
My project has a few limitations:
- I'm on a limited budget. Like really limited.
- Since I'm in an apartment, I don't want to attach anything to the wall that isn't easy to remove without damaging the wall.
- I'd rather not paint the whole wall and have to paint over it when we move out.
I started playing around with ideas this morning. My first cheap idea was to find images of distressed wood online, and print them on normal white paper. Then I cut out the individual "boards" and taped them to the wall. It looks good enough! (And it's a lot cheaper than buying wallpaper, which I wouldn't want to glue to the wall anyway.)
The problem is how to attach each "board" (rectangle of paper). If I use tape, it will peel the paint off the wall when I remove it. (I know this because I've tried!) If I use push pins, well, that's a lot of pins to push in, and the pin heads will be visible on each "board".
I'd thought about attaching the printed "boards" to a bed sheet and hanging the sheet, but it would probably droop.
Thanks in advance for your crafty ideas! :)