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Topic: Victorian Newspaper Print Wall Paper?  (Read 1980 times)
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« on: May 14, 2010 02:36:23 PM »

I have a roll of this  Grin GORGEOUS Grin Victorian Newspaper Print Wallpaper. But I don't know what to do with it. I can't put it up on walls because I want to take it with me when I move out. And I only have a roll. I was thinking corset, because I adore corsets, but I don't think I could A.) wash it, and B.) I'm messy and clumsy.  Huh Any ideas? Huh

I think any picture of the wallpaper are in my...Gallery? I'm not too sure, this is, I do believe, my first post here so bear with me here. Lol. Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2010 12:46:26 AM »

get a large sheet of mdf/chipboard and paper the board and screw it to the wall instead of papering the wall you can take that with you Smiley

« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2010 02:17:22 PM »

You could get an old piece of furniture and decoupage it with the wallpaper! I heard of someone doing this with pages from old hymn books, so why not with wallpaper? Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2010 08:49:26 PM »

I like "fruitcake"'s idea - I'd make padded panels using large cardboard rectangles
and quilt batting. Use hot glue to hold the edges down. If you're a keener & like the
upholstered look, use a measuring tape to mark where to poke holes thru and use string to thread & hold in place shank-style buttons. Your panel can be held on the wall with
peel & stick velcro, foam 2-sided tape, or sticky tack poster putty

The idea about using it for upholstery is very interesting. It made me think that if I
had some left over after doing the above project, It'd be neat to cover a hat box
or maybe use "mactac" on the back for strength & sew it into a throw pillow. I gotta
go try that & see if it works! I don't think it would be comfy enough to snuggle with, though. Remember the wallpaper that a velvet/fuzz? That'd be interesting to see.


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« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2011 06:51:50 AM »

i not sure about your wall paper... but if you wanted, you could get the pattern on the paper printed on some fabric Tongue and make from that.
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« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2011 06:33:35 PM »

Ohh this sounds awesome! I would get one of those room divider screens and replace the gawdy looking "fabric" in them with the wall paper or do the wall paper on one side and fabric on the other.

I like the wall decoration idea as well.

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