10 Ways to Use Vintage Wallpaper

After spending a grueling 2 days removing wallpaper from our master bedroom, I really thought I could swear off wallpaper forever. I didn’t care if it was trendy, or fun, I was just over it and hated it and cursed it forever.

Until…I found this treasure.

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Check out this amazing vintage wallpaper I picked up from an antique store in Dallas. I couldn’t find any information on it so I don’t know how vintage it is, but I know I love it. Check out these lovely colors—pink and aqua with gold accents…doesn’t it sort of look like my blog? Haha!

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So here’s the dilemna. There are a few places in our house we could actually put this wallpaper on the wall. I’m thinking accent wall for sure rather than an entire room.

BUT.

There are also so many cute ways people have been using vintage wallpaper these days. So here are a few of my favorites.

1) Framed vintage wallpaper scraps

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2) Vintage wallpaper stair risers (I really, really wish I had stairs!!)

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3) Vintage filing cabinet makeover

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4) Wallpaper-backed bookcase

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5) Vintage wallpaper clipboards

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6) Vintage wallpaper photography backdrop

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7) Vintage wallpaper floorboards

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8) Wallpaper-backed lampshades

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9) Vintage wallpaper gift tags

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10) As wallpaper, of course! :)

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What do you all think? Walls? Furniture?

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Are you jealous you don’t have this paper? DON’T BE.

I’m excited to share that an online shop is currently in the works and I’ll be selling some of this beauty on there so you can make a project of your very own out of it. Sharing is caring after all! :)



DIY Gold Polka Dot Ceiling

diy gold polka dot ceiling—no paint required! Click through for instructions_0001 I spend a good chunk of my at-home time in my studio. I love that space so much—between the full wall of books, the drawers full of crafting supplies and the giant white table where my friends and I sit on my very favorite stools in the entire world and dream and create. When I decided to paint that room bright white I chose that color with the full knowledge that there’d be so much art and color going on that the space would never seem bland at all.

I had always fully intended, however to come back in and add a fun pop of color to the ceiling. While I love the idea of a sky-blue ceiling over my head while I’m crafting away, the thought of removing all the furniture and covering the floor with a drop cloth and taping off all the edges and removing the light fixture made me tired just thinking about it. I was looking up some ideas on Pinterest the other day and found this tutorial from Lauren Conrad that I had been holding on to for an occasion just like this one. Rather than do a gold polka dot wall, however, I decided to do a gold polka dot ceiling.

I ordered this gold contact paper from Amazon and decided to use a friend’s Cricut machine to cut my circles out.

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After I cut a few I did a test run and stuck 3 on the ceiling to see how they did. I waited a week and was able to easily peel one off with no damage to the ceiling. I didn’t do a pattern, but just used my eyes to space things out somewhat evenly across the ceiling. This was a pretty easy project  that would be even easier if you just ordered the dots precut, like from here.

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I ended up doing a variety of sizes, just for fun. :)

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I love the touch of luxe they add to this room—just the right amount of gold. Isn’t it fun how it plays off the light as well?

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Gold for days. <3

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What do you guys think? Would you consider removable decals…I’m kind of digging them! This would be a great solution for a renter as well whether you wanted to create a wall or a ceiling. You could even do it in a different color, I won’t be too upset. :)