Tuesday, June 25, 2013

::DIY - Vintage Wall Paper::




Have you seen this?


This picture has been everywhere lately and it is just sooo gorgeous!!  I looked high and low for vintage wallpaper, with no luck.  When I did find it, it was a ton of money or it was UGG-LY! That's when I thought... What about scrapbook paper?  Lucky for me, I have a great scrapbook store close to home.  Are you ready to try this yourself? 
Here's what you'll need:

* Any piece of furniture you want to use.
* Scrapbook paper of your choice.
* Scissors or a paper cutter.
* Sponge brush.
* Collage Pauge
* Hand sander with 120 sand paper



Find the piece of furniture that you are going to use. I chose a coffee table that needed a bit of love.


After you have your piece of furniture how you want it, start to lay out your paper.  Then, cut it to fit the area your wanting to put the "vintage wallpaper."


Now that you have the paper where you want it - start collage paugeing the BACK of the paper and place it where it belongs on your furniture. After all your paper is in place, collage pauge the top. If there is bubbles, wet your fingers and work them out from the middle of each paper. If you are using the Aleene's Collage Pauge, you should not have very many bubbles.  It's just that good ;0)


At this point, I waited a day to do the next best part!  SAND IT like you mean it!  Really, go to town! The more you sand it the older it will look.


Here is what it looked like after. I wanted mine to have that classy old look.


Now your done!  Sit back and enjoy your one of a kind beautie, I certainly did :0)


Here's another picture of the front. Aren't you in love with that tiny drawer?


Hope you enjoyed the tutorial!  If you try it, I would love to see your masterpiece!


32 comments:

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  2. This is so pretty, and you did an awesome job as always. I love the paper you used, and sanding is a MUST in my book!! I deleted my first comment to correct a misspelled word! Love the table!

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  3. Thank you sooooo much!! I agree, sanding always makes me happy!

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  4. Oh...I'm definitely going to give this a try! LOVE how yours turned out! It would be fun to do drawer fronts on a dresser! We'll see what I come up with! :)

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  5. A dresser would be great! I would love to do one as well, I just cant find one!!

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  6. love it great idea!!! I like really the dirty antique look, so I would add a shoe polish or stain to make it looked aged.

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    1. Thanks Kathie! It's super fun, you should give it a try! I too, like the grungy look ;0) The dark wax looks great as well, just pick a tad bit darker paper...It did not look so good on this paper. Have fun~ Bridget

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  7. Thinking I might do this on our tv stand

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    1. That would be so cute! I would love to see when you're done 😊

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  8. http://www.sweetpickinsfurniture.com/2014/11/floralprintonnapkins.html

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  9. I am absolutely THRILLED to know how easy this was. I had seen the technique but thought it was a laser transfer. I like this way much better!

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    1. Thanks so much!!! Super easy indeed :0) I would love to see your project when you're done, happy crafting!

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  10. What a beautiful project. I can hardly wait to try it.

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    1. Thanks so much Vicky! It was a blast

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  11. Hi! Wow looks wonderful! Just wondering though, after sanding did you put any sealant or wax on top? Just wondering about doing this to my coffee table but I would need to be able to wipe clean. Thanks!

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  12. Hi Stenya, thanks so much for stopping by! I did seal it with a varnish and after sometime it turned yellow, ugh! I then had to sand it down more and I put a water based finish called Clear Finish its by Artisan Enhancements. I promise you'll love it!! It's such a better finish, super smooth and water resistant! Have fun!!

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    1. I tried it today with leftover wallpaper. I must say I was slightly disappointed. The wallpaper was too thick and the sander took off the print before it made a dent! Looked for the thinner vintage paper and wow (expensive). Plus it looked blotchy because I only wanted it in certain places on my shelf. So, think I will follow as you did and use the thinner scrapbook paper instead and and paper the whole of the shelf and see how that looks. Thanks for your tip on the finishing too! :)

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    2. Hi Stenya! Boo, what a bummer! I thought the wallpaper would be a dream to work with and I was just to cheap to use it, ehehhe! Well, I'm glad the scrapbook paper is better, plus there is just so many styles to choose from! I hope your project worked out great!

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  13. ooohhhh, this is a cool idea. I just did a garage sale bread box for my daughter, LOVE IT and I too thank you for the finishing guidance.

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  14. Yay!! I'm so glad this post helped you out. I bet your bread box is adorable! Thanks for writing :0)

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  15. thank you for sharing, I will try this in a wood covered wall

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    1. That would be sooo cool, I would LOVE picture!!

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  16. Hi! Is there any way to do this without the hand sander? Can I just use some sand paper and my muscles? Haha, if not, are there places I can rent a sander?

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    1. Heck yeah!! It will take you a bit thought ;0)

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  17. What a great idea! Your table looks fantastic! I may try this too! Thamks for the inspiration.

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    1. You betcha! Thanks for stopping by!!

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  18. I have "inherited" my mother's old kitchen table and chairs. The table top is OK light oak but the table legs and chairs are all painted white but won't come clean because of age and greasy kitchen use. I don't really want to repaint them but I love, love, love this look. Do you foresee any major problems with trying it on rounded and concave surfaces? Any ideas would be appreciated.

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    1. Hi Kim!!
      I do use this on rounded items all the time! You just sand your paper downward and it kind of cuts the paper into a perfect match for any shapes! The problem I would foresee, would be on a table...You would use it more than a coffee table so you would need more of a sealer. I'm in LOVE with Annie Sloan's Decoupage glue and varnish.I also use a clear finish from Artisan Enhancements that works lovely as well! Hope this helps!
      Goodluck and have fun!

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  19. I saw the picture and just like you could not find instructions. Im pretty crafty and thought about how it could be done. I was exactly right and I'm glad I found this post before I tried it!!! Im glad you said about the scrapbook paper. I knew I wouldn't be able to find vintage wall paper that wasn't outrageously priced. I love all the scrapbook options. Thanks for the post!!

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    1. Yay!! I'm so glad you fond me ;0) I know, I just adore the vintage wallpaper but the prices, eek!! Hope you have a blast and your project turns out wonderful!

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  20. Oh my goodness, it is absolutely fabulous!
    Can you join pieces since scrapbook paper is no bigger than 12"x12"? Will the join be noticeable do you think? Thanks for sharing!
    Kathy

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