Stencils are a terrific way to decorate a wall without having to buy and hang wallpaper. Personally, I hate hanging wallpaper. I love stenciling. It’s really easy, as long as you’re careful with things like straight lines. All you do is stick the stencil to the wall and paint, or dab, or spray. It all depends on what medium you’re using. Read More…
Today I thought I’d feature some new wallpaper designs and resources from the UK and France. Some you may know, some not. I’m so happy that wallpaper has a new-found popularity; taking the place of faux finishes.
A few years ago I wrote a post about several reissued fabric and wallpaper designs created by Saul Steinberg for Schumacher. I have been getting quite a few emails requesting updated pricing for the four designs, so I thought I’d write a new post with the details. If this style looks familiar, it’s probably because
We got a lot of nifty ideas for using wallpaper as a craft. Thanks to everyone who entered.
And now, without further ado, the winner of 20 square feet of custom wallpaper from Alluminare is:
Congratulations, Libby! You will be receiving your coupon directly from Alluminare. And your Design Hole T Shirt from me! Yay!
Here is her design, along with her plan for making picture frames and some cool art. I hope I’ve translated the instructions properly. If not, I hope Libby will set me straight. Or, better yet, send me a photo of the finished project.
Cool Picture Framed Art
- Buy nine ‚Äì 1 foot square frames and spray paint them black.
- Carefully cut out a bunch of 1-inch x 1-inch squares of wallpaper – it’s ideal because you don’t need to trim or break the pattern.
- Tack the squares to the front of the frames (and only the fronts, no wrap-around).
- Arrange the frames into a 3-foot ?ó 3-foot grid and secure them together (temporarily, carefully).
- Find a simple, graphic design and paint it in white across all the pieces.
- Separate the pieces, affix to the wall in the same grid order, but about 1 to 2 inches apart on all sides.
Libby suggests: You could do this in any arrangement. A cool option would be to have several squares in a row, vertically or horizontally, and a long, skinny graphic across them. Perhaps use the same pattern in border form‚Ä¶at an angle, maybe‚Ä¶endless possibilities. Even vector family portraits, Lichtenstein-style, if you‚Äôre particularly artistic (that would be rad).
Thanks again to everyone for giving us some great ideas. And thanks to my sponsor, Alluminare for such a great prize.
Welcome back! Hope you all had a great weekend. I spent my time shopping for home accessories. I’m finishing up a bedroom project. Oh, and then there was dinner with friends at Mr. Paul’s Chophouse, an old restaurant that still makes Caesar Salad and Cherries Jubilee Flambe tableside. Hope your weekend was fun as well.
Now to the contest. This is the last day to enter for a chance to win 20 square feet of wallpaper from Alluminare. You design it yourself! Just visit the site, design your favorite style and post the link in the comments. Let me know what your idea is for using the wallpaper in a craft project.
You can read all the details here.
I’ll announce the winner tomorrow morning. There’s no time to waste, so enter today.