Friday, July 23, 2010

Turn Wallpaper into a Style Statement!

Don't toss that scrap of wallpaper; turn it into a smashing style statement. Try these creative projects from Better Homes & Gardens, using a single roll of wallpaper or less!

Make over a hand-me-down side table with decoupage. Paint the table with two coats of metallic paint and a coat of metallic glaze for extra shimmer. Let dry. Cut a scrap of wallpaper to fit the top. Coat the table with decoupage glue, position the paper, and cover it with several layers of decoupage glue. (Allow each coat to dry before applying the next.) Finish the top with a spray sealant.

After removing the shirred fabric and rods from the panels of these hinged, decorative shutters, we gave the frame a fresh coat of paint. Then we tacked wallpaper-covered plywood panels onto the back to make a zippy privacy screen.

A discarded display cabinet gained new life with lipstick-pink paint and sections of punchy damask paper inside and out.

We used floral paper to rejuvenate the drawer fronts of a tired dresser. And the lampshade project is a snap. Just cut paper slightly larger than the shade. Adhere, pressing firmly to smooth wrinkles. Once dry, simply slice off the excess paper with a craft knife. Use the same technique to cover artist's canvasses with coordinating papers for instant art.

Visit Better Homes & Gardens for more wallpaper ideas.

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