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Topic: Paint chips + contact paper = Homemade Wallpaper!  (Read 26636 times)
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« Reply #70 on: May 28, 2008 04:53:43 PM »

I've been reading this post and I absolutely love this idea. My darling and I will be moving in together within the next few months, and I now know what to do about his oh-so-plain walls....

However, it occurs to me that while I don't have any paintchips available at hand - though they are accessible - what I do have plenty of is little upholstery samples. Since my boyfriend works for a furniture store, he provides me with these perfect little 3x3 squares (and some large 1ft x 6in swatches) of every kind of fabric pattern and texture imaginable. So, what I was thinking was, could I possibly use this technique to create a colorful and fuzzy wall ? I would just need to make sure the texture goes on the outside. What do you guys think?
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« Reply #71 on: May 28, 2008 05:05:41 PM »

blueberryfields3 - that sounds like a really neat idea. I'm not sure how it'll work out though, because the contact paper would be over the texture. do you know what I mean? because the sticky part needs to be against the wall, it's like a paint chip sandwhich, contact paper, paint chips, and then wall. I'm sure theres a way you could do it though. maybe gluing them ontop of the contact paper? I don't know what type of glue that would need, but in any case, it sounds like it'll be fabulous when you do it. Cheesy good luck.
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« Reply #72 on: May 28, 2008 05:23:23 PM »

wow..this is awesome..truly inspirational! thanks for sharing!!
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« Reply #73 on: May 28, 2008 10:34:45 PM »

What a kick-ass idea! I think i'm going to have to do that in my kitchen now!!! I was just going to paint, because landlord won't let me rip down walls and retile... (hmmm i don't know why!) So i'll just make my own backsplash this way. And if it gets dirty, a simple wipe of cloth & windex will clean it right up! Thanks!
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« Reply #74 on: June 02, 2008 05:14:23 PM »

Soo..how did you go about piecing it together..did you lay the contact apper out on the floor, sticky side up, then place the squares on, then put it on the wall? How did you go about it girlie?
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« Reply #75 on: June 03, 2008 09:35:52 AM »

pinky damone - well... there has to be a better way to do this than how I did it, I just rolled it out onto my table a little at a time, stuck them all eye by eyeballing it, and then when that section was full, I'd move it forward off the table and do the next section, then I'd try and carry it all around the house (we've got an odd odd layout) to my room, stick it on the wall, and then start the next piece. Cheesy see, there has to be an easier way! haha...
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« Reply #76 on: January 09, 2009 11:29:12 AM »

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« Reply #77 on: January 09, 2009 02:34:02 PM »

woah. how exciting. thanks!  Cheesy
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« Reply #78 on: January 13, 2009 01:32:23 PM »

What a great idea! I might try what you suggested with the magazines or various interesting bits of paper.
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« Reply #79 on: January 25, 2009 09:35:24 AM »

I'd love to see that! Make sure you post pics if you do, I really think that would look amazing... Cheesy
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