Friday, October 1, 2010

Weekend Project

I was super inspired last week by Erin's post about Bryonie Porter's gorgeous wallpapered vintage furniture:

So during naptime yesterday, I avoided more pressing tasks like cooking, unloading the dishwasher, and doing laundry by giving it a go on my latest dump find.  Here's the before:

And the after, though it's far from done: 

It was super easy.  I removed the glass hardware knobs, applied my Chiang Mai scraps to the drawer with spray adhesive (doing my best to line up the seams of three different pieces), reattached the hardware by poking a hole through the "wallpaper" (ahem, that's between me and the folks staffing the color copier at Staples) and that was pretty much that.  This weekend the rest of the desk needs to catch up with the finished drawer.  What color should I paint it?  I'm deciding between the deep orange of the flower petals, and the light blue background....  Which would you do?

Some other examples from Porter's stunning portfolio:

Have a great weekend!


  1. I think i would do the orange. There seems to be alot of that in the girls art work hung above .You can always re paint if you move the table to a different location!

  2. This looks awesome, Deb! Can't wait to see what color paint you choose. (If it were me, I'd go with the orange!)

  3. so so pretty! I say a bright orange paint would look hot.

    Have a good weekend!

  4. Wow - that's amazing!

  5. I love this look! I have never seen furniture wall-papered, but it is fantastic. I came across your post this afternoon while browsing interior design blogs and the topic of window treatment selection was very interesting to me. Could you spruce up a room with window coverings that are just as bold? It is true that you must dress your windows appropriately to bring out their true beauty. Thank you for writing and as a special thanks to you and your readers, I would like to offer a 20% off coupon using this code upon checkout: BLG20.

  6. I have been motivated by this posting and am considering sprucing up two Ikea sidetables with wallpaper now. Thank you for the inspiration!