Friday

Wallpaper Scraps


 I found some wonderful ways to use wallpaper scraps.I came across these creative and easy ideas for using leftover wallpaper.


Mount wallpaper remnants (especially antique or hand-painted ones) on fiberboard frames and then hang on the wall. A unique piece of art!

Cover the surface of a coffee table or small tabletop and then coat with polyurethane (or have a piece of glass cut to fit on top.)

Transform open shelving by adhereing to the inside of the shelves, so much nicer than just plain paint.

Cut flowers, birds, and shapes from  decorative wallpaper and paste them onto a wall. I think this is a great idea for a teens or child’s room.

Decorate the front of a chest of drawers by simply unscrewing the knobs, then lightly sand the surface. Cut strips to size―slightly smaller than the drawer front to create a framed effect, or large enough to completely cover the space―and adhere. Replace knobs. So easy!

Have fun, I'd love to know if you try any of these ideas.

24 comments:

shopgirl said...

What a lovely idea Katherine...I must try this one day...do you think you can also use rice paper or strong types of wrapping paper?

Cheers!

Dori said...

I absolutely love this idea! :)

Rebecca said...

What a clever idea. I like that nothing goes to waste and one could always share with another the 'scraps'.

Liza said...

Love these ideas. Thanks.

Poppies and Sunshine said...

Love these ideas! So creative! The framed wallpaper looks fantastic :)

Becky said...

Wow this is a faboulous idea.Gorgeous papers.I will have to try this! Thanks for sharing!

tris1978ton said...

Great idea!

Lin said...

Does anyone wallpaper rooms anymore? It's funny how it goes in and out of fashion. this is a good in-between.

Free Pretty Things For You said...

so so lovely!

sweetromance said...

What a pretty idea. This offers a lot of versatility.

Tricia Rose said...

I have some wonderful mid-century wallpaper I use to wrap presents - it's a townscape, very Lowry-esque. Maybe I should save some for decor...

Il Mare Atelier said...

Wow, there are some great ideas here, thanks for sharing, Katherine!

~Su
Il Mare Atelier

wig4usc said...

I love those ideas, love the picture with the framed wallpaper, so cute11

skoots1mom said...

great ideas...
think i'll try this in my guest room

Maxabella said...

Looks great and is the ideal way for wallpaper-hesitant me to venture in. Thanks Katie.

Cindy (Letters From Midlife) said...

That's a good idea for someone like me who will never have my walls covered with wallpaper by choice! Thanks for sharing it.

Candice said...

Cool blog. It reminds me of the Idea Room.

Dee said...

This idea would be great for an apartment where they will not let you paint. You can make them any size you want.

Debbie said...

I love that idea. I love the one from Dee (above) too about making them as large as you might want.

Kristin said...

What a great idea. I never would have thought of that!

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Lauren said...

Oh, this is such a cute idea! I'll have to remember this for when I get my own place.

Lauren said...

That is so cute! I love that rustic, hotel look. :)

Teresa said...

Awesome, creative ideas!!!

Barbara Photography said...

so nice!