How To Get Rid of The Ugly Wallpaper Border Without Destroying The Wallpaper

When we purchased our home several years ago, it came complete with some ugly wallpaper border in the master bedroom.  I left it until this past year only because there were other things that were more pressing for my attention, money, and time.  Finally, the time came to get rid of it.  The only problem was that I loved the wallpaper under that border.  I knew that removing that border would probably mean destruction for the wallpaper underneath, but I came up with a plan to get rid of the ugly wallpaper border without destroying or removing the wallpaper.
Learn how to get rid of the ugly wallpaper border without removing the wallpaper.
I was committed to saving the pretty and timeless shabby chic wallpaper and committed to getting rid of the ugly 1980's style border.
  I decided that the best option was to match the color of the wallpaper and paint the border.  I could have picked the darker color but I wanted a light airy feeling so I chose the lighter color for the paint.
I added a pretty trim molding to cover the bottom edge of the border.  
Overall, I am very pleased with how it turned out.  It feels much better and definitely more updated.  
I planned a texture treatment for it but have not decided quite yet because I love how it looks now.  I will keep you updated if I decide to add the texture treatment to it.  Now you know how I got rid of the ugly wallpaper border without removing the wallpaper or destroying it.  I would definitely use this plan again.

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Stacey said...

Wow Debra! That changed the whole look of the room. Who would have thought that a small thing (which was a lot of work) would transform the space so much.

Thanks for your sweet comments about my dining room and the Peace rose. Both of them make me very happy. :)

So thankful for the rain today!!

June said...

I LOVE how this looks Debra! Your bedroom is so lovely---I adore that bedspread! The trim you added below the painted border was such a great touch!

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

That turned out wonderful! You did a GREAT job.