Salvage and showcase remnants that are too pretty to throw away.
Four good-looking wallpaper projects.
To make a headboard for a queen bed, you’ll need a 12mm-thick piece of MDF 80cm x 167cm (or cut it to the width of your bed plus 14cm). Measure wallpaper to cover MDF, allowing an extra 10cm top and bottom and matching the pattern all the way across, then cut the wallpaper. Apply clear craft glue all over back of wallpaper and stick to MDF, wrapping ends over top and bottom of MDF. Let dry. To make a trim for the sides, cut 2 strips of MDF 3cm x 80cm and paint in desired colour (we used a black sample pot). When dry, use liquid nails to glue strips to front of headboard, down each side; this creates a nice trim and covers the wallpaper edges. When dry, attach heavy-duty mirror-hanging hooks to back and hang on wall.
Create a statement mirror by revamping an old one. First remove mirror from frame. Cut wallpaper and wrap it around the frame, making sure you match the pattern at any joins (position joins as unobtrusively as possible). Cut slits so the wallpaper can fold around the corners neatly. Stick wallpaper to back of frame with clear craft glue. If the mirror is going to hang in a wet area (or for extra longevity) seal with a coat of clear vanish. Once dry, place the mirror back into the frame.
For a new look, line a tray with an offcut of striking wallpaper. Cut the wallpaper to fit the base and glue down with clear craft glue. When dry, seal with a coat of clear vanish.
4. WALL ART
Reuse an old frame (or buy a new one) and add some wallpaper to showcase a print you love.
2 Give a mirror frame a fresh new look.
Turn your bedhead into a feature piece. 1
4 Hang two or more “prints” in different sizes for impact.
3 Try a fabulous, fuss-free tray makeover in no time at all.