ONE EASY SOLUTION TO INVITING PAINT COLORS TEMPORARILY INTO YOUR HOME OR APARTMENT
Fact: I'm in the Guinness World Record books for being the slowest decorator ever. Okay, so maybe that's not a fact but you guys have heard me mention a time or two (or three) that I often deal with decor paralysis when it comes to decorating my house. So that's why I was super excited when this temporary, peel-and-stick paint came knocking on my door. That's right, PEEL-AND-STICK-PAINT! Did you even know such a thing even existed? It's so ingenious I wish I would have thought of it first!
For quite some time now, I've been hemming and hawing over whether or not I should paint the inside of our antique dining room hutch?
Disclaimer: I was provided with a free product in return for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own and are not influenced by the developing company in any way.
I like how the white dishes and decor contrast against the wooden shelves, but sometimes I crave a pop of color in there. The problem was I didn't want to commit to painting them, not like it, and then regret losing the wooden tones. Surrre...you can strip and scrape paint off but let's be real, I have incomplete projects from two years ago, we all know this isn't something I would get to right away, if even at all. This is when TemPAINT entered the picture!
Originally created for dorm dwellers, where painting is generally a no-no (where was this when I was in college?!), TemPAINT, is now an easy, and affordable solution for renters, decor enthusiasts, and indecisive folks like me 😊
This stuff is essentially like removable wallpaper, except it has the look and feel of paint texture. I got to try out the Seattle Blue color. Whether you're a fan of red or green or black, there's pretty much an option for everyone.
The only other materials I needed to complete this project were scissors and a measuring tape. Yipee! A low-supply makeover, my type of project!
Even though the application process is pretty straight-forward (clean your surface, peel off the back, apply, and smooth) I still recommend checking out this quick video tutorial on their website. I was able to start and finish "painting" my hutch in one afternoon during nap time.
I was happy with the dose of color it brought to this space! I will point out that TemPAINT's primary purpose is for walls and I did reach out to the company's rep prior to applying it to my hutch to make sure it was okay for furniture. They informed me that furniture could be a little more trickier than walls, but that customers had most certainly used it in the past on pieces they wanted to rehab. They cautioned me on using it on any family heirlooms or super expensive pieces since treatments can vary. So just wanted to put that out there!
I will agree that lining these shelves was a little tricky at times as I was applying from left to right (where as on a wall, you would be applying from the top and then just smoothing down) and the shelves go wider than what you can see from the outside of the hutch, so it was tight quarters at times. But all in all, it was a fairly simple process and when I got into a bind with the paper it was easy to gently remove it and reapply.
The only issue I had with the "paint" sticking was underneath the top and middle shelves, where I folded it down to cover the "lips" (not sure what to call it?) and I'm pretty sure it's because it's raw wood underneath. As I said, this product is primarily for walls, so just keep this in mind if you have a furniture piece you are contemplating working with!
I think this stuff is fabulous for lining shelves and is a great way to temporarily bring color to the inside of a cabinet or bookcase. Another great way to use TemPAINT would be if you wanted add "painted" stripes or shapes to an accent wall, you could just cut the stuff and apply. What about your office? HR or maintenance won't let you paint? TemPaint to the rescue! I even saw on their gallery page that someone used it on a refrigerator!
The best part about TemPAINT is that it helped end my constant battle with myself on whether I should paint the inside of this hutch. I mean how do I end world hunger? Do I paint my hutch? These are the important questions that keep me up at night! 😉 Don't get me wrong, the blue hutch is fun right now and I enjoy having it around but I know in my heart of hearts I'll crave the wood shelves in a few months and how nice is it that in 10 minutes top I can revert it right back to its original self?!