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How To Create Sheet-Covered Walls

Covering an entire bathroom -- both walls and ceiling -- with pleated sheets is an exotic way to hide unattractive walls.

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pleated sheets hide unattractive walls
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  • Price Range

    $50 - $100

  • Difficulty

    Moderate to Hard


Step 1: Attach the Furring Strips to the Wall

The sheets will be stapled to furring strips glued to the walls. To begin, use heavy-duty adhesive to attach furring strips around the perimeter of every wall, and allow the adhesive to dry for 24 to 48 hours.

Step 2: Staple the Fabric to the Strips

Beginning in a corner of the room, staple one end of a section of fabric along the vertical furring strip. Hide the raw edge of the fabric by stapling the fabric face down along its length, then flipping it over along the wall that is to be covered so a hem is formed.

staple fabric face down along its length

Step 3: Create Pleats in the Fabric

Starting at the top corner of the wall, staple the corner in place, then pinch-pleat the fabric and staple along the top furring strip. When the top of one section is stapled, pull the fabric straight down, keeping the pleats uniform, and staple the fabric to the bottom furring strip.

Step 4: Cover the Edges

Continue covering the walls with fabric strip by strip. Cover the stapled edges with decorative cording or bamboo.

cover stapled edges with cording or bamboo