Yesterday I briefly showed you photos of my pantry door that I did over.
Now the patchwork design is not my idea. Someone, somewhere on the web had posted photos of how they did the patchwork thingy using wallpaper scraps.
Now they were a lot more adventurous with their colours. I am meanwhile trying to streamline my look and colour scheme in the (mistaken?) belief that it will make my house look less messy and jumblesome. While my walls are green at the moment, sometime in the future they will be turned pale blue so I chose a colour scheme that incorporates the two, rather successfully I think. I also tried to choose patterns that looked vintage and/or wallpaper-ish.
I also was not so adventurous in using wallpaper, as I've never hung wallpaper or even walked into a wallpaper shop in my life.
As the scrapbooking paper had worked quite well here
I thought I would go with it again.
The only difference was this time I used card instead of paper as it is less likely to get air bubbles.
Measure the place to be papered then decide how you want to divide it up.
I went with three across and three down for the top panel and four down for the bottom panel.
(The bottom rectangles are slightly longer than the top panel as it didn't divide neatly to the same measurements but you can't even notice.)
Lay your paper out roughly in a design that is balanced and pleasing to your eye.
Cut out your first rectangle to the dimensions you've chosen.
I use Cabot's Cabothane water-based varnish in Satin.
Step back and admire.
It turns something plain and utilitarian into a real focal point and work of art.