Torn Cork Wallpaper

Digital ImageThe backing used for cork and grasscloth might be a little more fragile than that used for many wallpapers. And once it gets pasted, it gets softer and flimsier, not to mention heavier. Plus, this was a 10.5′ drop, so when I unbooked (unfolded) the paper, even though I was trying hard to keep it from falling, the bottom end dropped a little bit with a jolt, and the sheet tore apart.

Cork wallpaper has a rough finish, and the tear was way up near the ceiling; I thought I could disguise the tear and salvage the strip. It worked great – I was able to push the pieces together, and the tear was not noticeable at all.

Here’s how it turned out:

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