Bored with paint? Intimidated by wallpaper prices? Make your own wallcovering with book pages.
Check out this creative DIY project from our friends at Houzz
A quick look through my design portfolio and it's obvious I'm a fan of wallcovering
. From grasscloth to fabric, geometric prints to toile, adding texture, color and/or pattern with textiles is always my preference over paint.
Before: A blank slate. After: Beautiful DIY book wallpaper. Photos: Houzz.
Since many high-end wallcoverings come with high-end price tags, we can't all shell out the clams to clad our walls so elegantly -- unless we get creative, that is. Here's a way to cover your walls with words and illustrations from old books
. If you've ever (a) read a book (b) held a paint brush (c) cut a piece of paper, you can do this project. Check it out:
First up, you've gotta decide on the proper room for this project. Kitchens and bathrooms
? No -- in fact, consider all wet spaces totally off limits. Guest rooms, offices or reading nooks? Yes, please. For my own little typography-fest, I chose a bachelor's attic which is used for quiet escapes.
Want to get the full step-by-step? Head over to Houzz
for the full story.
Or check out these great stories for more cures for the common white wall:
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