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Project: Framed papers

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Project: Framed papers

Picking a wallpaper can be as exhausting as it is exhilarating. So many styles, patterns, and motifs to choose from! And once you’ve finally settled on a style you love, it will most likely come in three or four different colourways, any number of which would look great in your home. However, with a little strategizing you can have the best of all worlds: Turn smaller pieces of your runner-up paper into framed wall art, and hang them against your primary paper, lining up the patterns to match what’s on your wall.

Materials

Primary wallpaper (1 to 2 rolls will cover a modest-sized wall)
Secondary wallpaper in different colourway
Picture frames with hanging hardware

Tools
Wallpaper paste and brush
Plastic float
Blue painter’s tape
Pencil
Utility knife

How-to
1 Apply paste and hang your primary wallpaper, if it isn’t already installed.
2 Use blue painter’s tape to temporarily tack up a sheet of the secondary paper where you want to place the frame, making sure to match up the pattern with the primary paper.

3 Hold the frame backing up on the wall and trace around it with a pencil.

4 Remove the secondary paper from the wall, cut out your piece, and insert it into the frame.

5 Use the hanging hardware to carefully place the frame in position over the primary paper.  


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wallpaper-projects.jpg Excerpted from Wallpaper Projects: 50 Craft and Design Ideas for Your Home, From Accents to Art by Derek Fagerstrom and Lauren Smith. Copyright 2009 by Chronicle Books. Excerpted with permission by Chronicle Books. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
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