Google: Tissue Paper Wall Treatment

September 29, 2009 at 9:36 am 12 comments

This morning I signed on to WordPress and read through my stats. I enjoy doing this. I like to see what sites have linked to Roots & Rings. I can see how many people click over from facebook, how many come from Google Reader, etc. But one thing that always makes me chuckle (can 24 year old women chuckle?) are the search engine results.

Yes, I’ve blogged about this before. But I feel like I wouldn’t be letting you in on a joke if I didn’t tell you about some of these. The bold is what they Googled, the italics are my comments. (By the way, the other day I said “I googled something on Bing today.” And this is why Bing will never be better than Google- because the word “google” means “to search” in our minds.)

taller girlOkay yes, I’m tall. I’m approximately 5’12, give or take a few millimeters. (No, I am not 6’… I’ve decided 5’12 is acceptable.) But why would a phrase as common as “taller girl” put you here?

delicious conneryMy father-in-law looks a lot like Sean Connery just several inches taller. So I could see how maybe someone might end up here eventually from looking up Connery stuff. But I am 100% certain I never called my father-in-law delicious. That’s creepy.

i’m pregnantNo, I’m not.

astonote eating I don’t even know what this means.

let me know if you have any thoughtsYes, please do. I love thoughts and feelings.

the angus has landed– Are you kidding me?? McDonalds, you suck. Take these billboards down and be more creative.

rehersal bowquetIt saddens me that such an awful misspelling would end up on my site.

There are a few daily searches. Anything related to Google logos, Lorna Doone Cookies, or Harry Potter’s Scar. But lately, I’ve been getting daily traffic from people searching “tissue paper wall treatment.” I get these because I talked about how I was going to do this in my bedroom. But I never posted photos or instructions or anything. So to my readers and to the random people who end up on my site, here you go!

Tissue Paper Wall Treatment – the common questions

-Why did you do it? There are a few answers to this. Basically half of my house is covered in wallpaper. I am too impatient and lazy to try peeling it all off so I’m trying to be creative. It’s easy. And it’s cheap. I like things that are quick and cheap but make a huge difference. Like hair dye in a box and cream of mushroom soup.

-What do I need? How much does it cost? Depends on the size of your wall. I had a pretty large area so I bought a very large jug of wood glue for about $12-$18. I went to the dollar store and bought about $4 worth of white tissue paper. I did the top portion of an accent wall a year or so ago and used wallpaper glue. It worked well but was so expensive. I thought I’d give wood glue a shot this time. So this project is less that $25 for a large wall, not including the paint you’ll eventually need to cover it.

-How do I do it? Plop in front of the television and crumble and tear your tissue paper. Just enough to get you started. Contrary to Lauren’s post today, not ALL things can be returned… I don’t think the dollar store will take your leftover torn up tissue paper. So start small and tear more piles as you go. Leave the sections large.

Get a container for your glue. I used an old Cool Whip container. Add some water to thin it out a bit – trust me on this. Your wrist will thank you. Paint some glue on a portion of the wall, ONLY the size of a piece of tissue paper because it’ll dry quickly. Push the tissue paper onto the glue, don’t try to flatten it out but DO make sure that the bubbles are gone. Wrinkles are good, bubbles are bad. Just keep going… paint the glue, push the tissue paper on, use your brush to smooth it a bit, repeat. Make sure you use the straight edges of the tissue paper for the straight edge of the walls.

It’s that easy. Once it dries, paint over it. Here is the finished product.

Tissue Paper Wall

And here are the pictures of our finished bedroom that I’ve been promising you for weeks now! The brown walls are all tissue papered, the pink walls are just walls. They didn’t have wallpaper on them.


Hello Rookie dog!


Dear HGTV, Please don’t come tell me that I shouldn’t have bought a bed-in-a-bag and a matchy bedroom set. I like my comforter. And my furniture is beautiful. Thanks, Chelsea


Yes, I have a vanity. Yes, it rocks. I love it.


There are a few more things we’d like to do in here. I’d like to paint the cabinets in the vanity area. I’d like to figure out some sort of DIY thing to do to the awful countertops of the vanity. We’d like to get a few things on the walls. There is a mirror against the wall in the first photo, I’d like it to hang above the dresser in the second photo. And ONE DAY, we’d like to rip out the stained white carpet and put in wood floors.

So there is the master suite in Hurst Castle. I hope you enjoyed it. I strongly encourage you to try this tissue paper treatment if you have some nasty wallpaper to cover. Let me know how it goes!

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12 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Jimbo  |  September 29, 2009 at 10:23 am

    That’s so exciting Chelsea! The master suite looks wonderful! (BTW, I love it when you talk about your blog stats. “Astonote eating?” Seriously?!)

  • 2. mom  |  September 29, 2009 at 10:25 am

    Okay, you totally lost me in the first 2 paragraphs with all the TECH TALK!!! I do NOT know half (or actually MOST) of what you said but I kept reading because you are my daughter. 🙂 Love the room – it looks so nice and put together and I know you are enjoying it. The white carpet will have to stay awhile – just like my crummy white carpet upstairs. WHO WOULD DO THAT??? And yes, HGTV, her furniture is pretty so leave her alone!

  • 3. Sarah  |  September 29, 2009 at 10:28 am

    Okay, so you have the same furniture in your master as my fiancee does. Take that HGTV!

  • 4. Lindsay  |  September 29, 2009 at 10:50 am


    Also? You’re room looks great. I never saw it with the furniture put back in the right spots.

  • 5. Kathleen  |  September 29, 2009 at 1:00 pm

    Wow, I learned something new. I had never heard of that tissue paper thing before! I’d like to see it in person because it’s hard to get the full effect from the pictures. Love your bedroom!

  • 6. Alyssa  |  September 29, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    LOVE that tissue paper thing! Great idea and seems easy peasy! When I first read that I was picturing a modge podge wall in all crazy colors. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  • 7. Spotty Prep  |  September 29, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    hahaha- the dollar store won’t take back crumpled tissue paper. Thanks for the giggle 🙂 Love the way the texture came out!

  • 8. Darla  |  September 29, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    Wish blogger had that feature like wordpress. That’s cool you can check that.

    Cool walls!

    PS We took all four kids last year to the BU/UT game in Austin. It was awesome!! The only bad part (besides losing the game) was that Brittany wore her Baylor tshirt. As we were walking in, she slowly began zipping up her jacket … total burnt orange intimidation. I blogged about the game last Oct. or Nov.

    I’m sure Caroline would love heading to Austin again … just probably won’t wear the BU t-shirt. 🙂

  • 9. Amanda  |  September 29, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    I often get googled by “period devil”

  • 10. Lisa D  |  September 29, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    I have never heard of this tissue paper technique – it looks awesome!

    And I totally bought a ‘bed in the bag’. And I love it. And I love yours, too!

  • 11. James Carter  |  September 29, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    “I like things that are quick and cheap but make a huge difference.”

    See also: “My Husband”

  • 12. Octavia  |  October 1, 2014 at 3:57 am

    It’s truly very complex in this busy life to listen news on Television, so I simply use world wide web for that
    purpose, and take the most recent news.

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