How to: Create Your Own Graphic "Wallpaper" with Patterned Fabric

by Chris Gardner

How to: Create Your Own Graphic "Wallpaper" with Patterned Fabric

Friend o' Curbly Jessica Jones says, "I couldn't stand our boring white door anymore. Something had to be done. So over the weekend, we wallpapered it with a big, fun piece of fabric. I love it. And it's useful, too. There are four white doors in this corner of the apartment—bedroom, bathroom, coat closet, and outer door—and sometimes departing guests get confused about which one they came through. Now we'll just tell them to exit through the village."

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Felt Wall Tiles: Crazy or Cool?

by Capree K

Felt Wall Tiles: Crazy or Cool?

Unless you've been living under a rock, you've probably noticed the wool felt craze that's been going on the last year or two.  People are using it to make pretty much everything imaginable, from simple circular coasters to laser-cut rugs and now: geometric wall tiles!    

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How To: Awesomely Painted Walls Using Contact Paper

by Craftmel

How To: Awesomely Painted Walls Using Contact Paper

The trouble with renting apartments is that they often come with a "no painting" clause in the contract.  This is truly the bane of my renting existence, but hope is not lost!  When Interior Designer Stephanie Sabbe found herself with walls with a bad case of the "no-paint blahs", and put herself right to work.  The result is something that would also make my walls very happy.  

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6 Wall Prep Tips for Stunning Wallpaper

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

6 Wall Prep Tips for Stunning Wallpaper

Chances are, if your home was built or redecorated in the late 80's, you've got some wallpaper that needs to be removed. I've done my fair share of wallpaper stripping, wall washing, patching and wallpaper hanging. For about 10 minutes I even considered starting my own wallpapering business. Ha! That was short lived, but I did learn a thing or two about prepping walls. May I share?

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How to Make a Marimekko-Inspired Wallpaper Transfer

by Kibwedaisy

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I have been pining over Harri Koskinen's Frekvenssi wallpaper for Marimekko (pictured below) since I saw it ages ago in a magazine.  I decided that I must use the wallcovering in my new place.  Since I am currently renting, I thought of purchasing a bolt and framing it.  Then, I thought of the cost and quickly changed my mind.  I was determined to find a low cost way to use the wallcovering. 

Marimekko inspired wallpaper

I looked at the sample realizing that the...

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Wallpapered Bar Cart

by DIY Maven

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Wallpaper is clearly not just for walls anymore. If we needed any more proof, check out this before and after of a rickety bar cart Sarah snagged off Craigslist. Some reinforcing, wood filler and a couple of shots of WD--40 in the squeaky bits took care of the mechanical problems. For the aesthetics, paint and wallpaper.

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Modern-Looking Scrap Wood Walls

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

Modern-Looking Scrap Wood Walls

Image: LumberJocks

If you're trying to achieve that modern, textural, wood wall look, here are some scrap wood walls to consider for your nature loving self. Here, the woodworker has made good use of scrap wood, even though the project was a bit labor intense. But look at the results! It wouldn't be nearly as attractive if the room was overfilled with furniture and dust catching tchotkes. The sparse furnishings complement the dynamic wall.

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Fun and Interactive Wallpaper.

by Chris Gardner

A traditional wall, by definition (I think), is a two-dimensional surface. By extension, wallpaper, traditionally, is also a two-dimensional deal.

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At least, it used to be. "Designer Kicki Edgren Nyborg has decided that wallpapers shouldn’t be boring and repetitive.  Instead they should be interactive, functional and whimsical.  As far as functionality goes, her “Off the Wall” wallpaper is able to house lighting and storage.  Her second design, “...

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