liquid starch is my friend.

22 Jan
My new best friend.  One quarter cup of corn starch, added to one half cup cold water, then combined with four cups boiling water.  It’s crazy how in love I have fallen with this mixture and what it can do.
Because I only recently discovered that, using this liquid starch, one can attach fabric to walls and remove it later to leave no residue or anything.  Rejoice much does the renter upon finding sites like this and this.
So this morning I woke up, put on my Saturday sweat pants (I don’t really have Saturday sweat pants – that would be far too pathetic and spinster-like – but Saturdays in the apartment do call for comfort.), and decided to adhere the fabric I bought last night to my wall.  Good plan, right?  
(Quilt courtesy of my quilting friends at Grace!)
Excellent plan.  It worked so much easier and swifter than I ever expected.  Now I have a panel of green/yellow paisley on my wall and it only makes me want to return to the fabric warehouse to buy more so the whole wall can be covered in it!  Left-over starch also led to the adhering of polka-dotted fabric polka dots around the bathroom mirror.  I’m on some sort of starch high – where else can I stick fabric to the wall?

2 Responses to “liquid starch is my friend.”

  1. ourlittlesliceofhappy January 23, 2011 at 10:43 pm #

    love this! I'm glad you scout out these cool projects for those of us who have no time to search or experiment. Do you think it would work on textured walls too?

  2. gnome preacher January 24, 2011 at 10:36 am #

    I'm not completely sure how it would work on a textured wall … you might need to really load it down with starch … but then would it come off as easily? And I had to tack it as I went, just to get it to stick/stay on my non-textured walls … so I guess I'm just not sure! You'd have to do a "test" corner!

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