I have to admit that I have been enamored with vintage wallpaper ever since Julie and Candice sent their welcome kits for an Art Nest art retreat and they used some sweet vintage wallpaper to decorate them. One of the teachers at that retreat was Pam Garrison who was using a lot of vintage wallpapers in her art journaling at that time. I fell in love with the soft colors and the florals and geometric patterns. Since then I have seen vintage wallpaper used in many ways and it always looks so fresh and lovely. Here are some fun examples of things that you can do with it!
A Fresh Approach to Wallpapering
Applied to Furniture
A Sweet Wreath
Mini Chocolate Bars
My Vintage Wallpaper Cabinet
When I was thrift shopping I found this ugly, brown, house-shaped wall cabinet. It had potential and I had some cute pieces of vintage wallpaper that I had found and some that I had purchased on Etsy. So I decided that I would decoupage the little cabinet with vintage wallpapers. First I removed the hinges and hardware from the cabinet. Then using Mod Podge and a small sponge brush I cut pieces of wallpaper and applied them to the cabinet.
You can cut a decorative edge on the pieces that overlap.
Mask the glass on the doors so it stays cleaner.
Prop up the wet doors to dry so they don't stick to your work surface.
Just to make sure it was all the way dry I set it out in the sun for a bit.
All finished and loaded with trinkets and what-nots!