Paper Tiles

by Lilybee

I know that wallpaper is one of those contentious things, what with the work that is required to get rid of it, but what if it looked like this?

created on: 12/04/08

and you could design your own pattern? and it was temporary (just attached with some bits of double stick tape) and it meant that you could have painted walls even in a rental where painting was a no no? AND it was made of 100% post consumer recycled paper? I say 'yay' to all those things.

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Color-Your-Own Wallpaper.

by Chris Gardner

Admit it: more than once you've thought, "I'm totally gonna learn how to screen print and make up my own wallpaper for the ultimate custom room!" Okay, well, at least I've thought of it. But, that's a heck of a lot of work and is rife for potential error.

Color-Your-Own Wallpaper.

Enter a happy medium: color-your-own wallpaper. It works just like a coloring book: black line drawings on white paper, ready to be customize as you see fit. £40.00 per roll, sold at Nineteen...

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Camilla Diedrich's Glorious Wall Coverings

by DIY Maven

Camilla Diedrich's Glorious Wall Coverings

(View of the wallpaper during the day.)

I dislike wallpaper. Truly, I think it should be outlawed. But Camilla Diedrich’s new wallpaper series  has stolen my heart. According to DesignBoom, Ms. Diedrich wanted to create a wall covering ‘which used real light without having to make use of too much technology. The design, which has a fibre optic appeal, creates a luminous floral pattern, bringing nature into the home and casting a soft glow...

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Frame Wallpaper

by Lilybee

I spotted this rather smashing Frame Wallpaper over a Graham & Brown, 

created on: 10/17/08

It's by artists Taylor & Wood and appears in their Young British Talent section (*waves flag and hums God Save the Queen*) and it's $40/double roll. The blurb says that 'it's a completely interactive wallpaper - you decide what you want it to be - whether you want to put up your youngsters art, paint directly in to a frame, or put up family photos - it's up to you!' ...

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Pocket Guide to Wallpaper Removal

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

created on: 09/19/08

Stripping wallpaper is one of the worst home improvement projects I've ever undertaken.  During each room, I swore I would never hang wallpaper again, but......

 "Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in." Michael Corleone, Godfather III

I daydream about sitting in my favorite chair, journaling (a verb?) about my goals and dreams, in front of a vibrant retro-inspired oversized graphic wallpapered wall.  No, no, no!! I won't do it. 

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3 D Wallpaper

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

created on: 09/09/08

Not only has Swedish designer Hanna Nyman created a 3 D wallpaper, it's also interactive.  Once applied, you can peel back the parts you want to dangle from the wall to create your own version of sculptured art.  She has done these in contemporary colors and floral designs.  As you might expect, Hanna is a fan of origami and has melded her wallpaper designs with her beautiful paper lampshades.  These designs are so fresh, beautiful, and...

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12 Quick Around-the-House Fixes

by DIY Maven

12 Quick Around-the-House Fixes

Sometimes we're so busy around the house with the big stuff that we disregard the little stuff. Follow This Old House’s advice to fix the latter to bring harmony home.

  1. Take the Squeak out of Squeaky Floors and Stairs
  2. Unclog a powder room sink.
  3. Clean your stainless and keep it spotless.
  4. Hide scratches in woodwork.
  5. Tighten a loose set screw.
  6. Mask a musty smell (via your furnace!).
  7. Tighten loose chair legs.
  8. Tighten a drafty window.
  9. ...

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Light-Emitting Wallpaper.

by Chris Gardner

Inhabitat.com illuminates this light-emitting wallpaper by Jonas Samson. Though the technology hasn't quite been revealed,"this Light-Emitting Wallpaper harkens back to recent products exploring digital paper by Miquel Mora, part of the Flat Futures project– developed by the Royal College of Art Design Interactions Department– showcased at the MoMA’s ‘Design and the Elastic Mind’ exhibition. By using developments like e-ink and OLEDs (organic...

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Has anyone ever painted over wallpaper?

by DIY Maven

Has anyone ever painted over wallpaper?

This weekend I was watching one of my favorite home make over shows–Sell this House–and my girl-crush Tanya Memme was explaining how they were going to paint over wallpaper because it had been applied to the wallboard without the wallboard being primed or painted. If they had attempted to remove the wallpaper, the paper from the Sheetrock below would have come off too. After they had painted it, the walls looked good; but, of course, this was...

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Organize your computer's desktop in three steps.

by DIY Maven

 

created on: 02/27/08

Currently I have 21 shortcuts on my desktop. I didn’t think that was a lot, but now, after reading Make Use Of’s 3 Steps to an Organized Desktop, I think it might be. I mean, at least 5 of my shortcuts are in my start menu, so do I really need the shortcuts? How short do shortcuts need to be, anyway? As I ponder this and other cosmic questions, I’ll let you to the article, after which you might want to check out The Best Resources to Pimp...

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Hand Painted Wallpaper.

by Chris Gardner

When Curtis found a tiny sample of Montgomery Ward wallpaper, he knew he needed it for his kitchen. Unfortunately, the book was printed in the 1940s, so procuring several rolls proved a little difficult. "No problem," thought Curtis, "I'll just paint it on."

 

Hand Painted Wallpaper.

 

"When he wanted patterns for his bathroom and kitchen, he picked them out of an old Montgomery Ward sample wallpaper book. And he didn't just pick them, he used different inputs to create...

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3D Wallpaper

by DIY Maven

3D Wallpaper

Check out Mio Culture’s V2 3D Wallpaper tiles. The 12" x 12" tiles, available in white, orange, natural brown and lime, are made out of 100% recycled paper. At 28 bucks for a pack of twelve, they aren’t the most economical way to cover an entire wall, but they WOULD make an interesting and inexpensive art piece.

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My New Craft Room: Wallpaper Triptych

by DIY Maven

My New Craft Room: Wallpaper Triptych

We all know that framing decorative paper is a great way to create economical art, but if you’re looking for art with a defined image, wallpaper borders are a great way to go. This sweet border reminded me of Manet’s flowers in water-filled vases. All I did was cut the individual images apart and framed them.

For inspiration, check out Just Borders, which sells, you guessed it, just wallpaper borders. And don’t worry about buying an entire roll...

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Contemporary Wallpaper, Buckingham Palace Style

by DIY Maven

Contemporary Wallpaper, Buckingham Palace Style

Cole & Son’s have been in business making beautiful wallpaper for a very long time. It’s no wonder they've caught the eye of The Queen Herself. Although, I’m not sure Liz is choosing prints for Buckingham Palace from their contemporary selections, but with options like these, maybe She should. For Her consideration, how about Palm Leaves? Woods? Cow Parsley? Hey, it could work. I’ve heard She’s an outdoors-y kind of gal.

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