ohhh, pretty paper!August 26, 2009
I love wallpaper I just can’t commit to it. I see so many gorgeous patterns but I can’t help thinking I might get tired of looking at it. It just seems so permanent, like a tattoo (I’ve never been able to commit to that either).
I have been really wanting to incorporate some wallpaper into my furniture pieces but the over $100 a roll price tag has scared me off. Enter Julia Rothman for Hygge and West to the rescue. Not only are her wallpaper designs super cute, but they can be bought in three foot chunks! Perfect! I love this. Why aren’t more people doing this?
I ordered three different papers for less than what I would have paid for one roll. I had so much fun! Check out my projects.
Mid Century Modern Table Make-Over
This is what the table looked like when I picked it up at the thrift store for $5. It has a horrible formica top but good lines. I could see some potential.
Oh my goodness! This paper is perfect for this table. It’s modern but with a retro feel.
Bird Song – Modern End Table
I got so excited to work on this piece that I totally forgot to take a before picture. I think it is pretty easy to imagine, though. It was a medium brown stained wood. When I picked this up at Fantastic Thrift for $10, a fellow shopper stopped me in the parking lot and told me she had the same end table and it had cost her $60 new – score!
This paper could make anything look cool. I added it to an otherwise ordinary storage box and wow!
Check out Hygge and West’s Blog, Picnics Under the Moon, for more inspiration!