Monday, October 20, 2008


I do a lot of blog reading - friend blogs, cute mom blogs, creative individuals and pretty things blogs. I'm not sure it's the most admirable hobby, but it's better than TV and it gives me fun ideas.

On one of the aforementioned "creative individuals and pretty things" blogs, I found this wallpaper suggestion.

I like it. I do not love it. I like the idea more than the execution. Wall paper designed with empty "frames" that you fill in with your own photos/art/doodles is pretty fun. I don't like the sketchy, wobbly, hand-drawn look of these frames though.

I don't want to wallpaper a room or even one wall, but I do think it would be sort of nice have a large section of the wallpaper hanging in some semi-structured way (in a really big frame, perhaps?), with some photos, postcards, and or other art in it. But I'm afraid I'll hate it. I'm notoriously fickle on this sort of thing. I'd like to be able to try it, but at $40 for a "double roll" (I'm not sure what that means), I'm not going to experiment.

Any comments left should address one or more of the following topics:
A) Your opinion on the wallpaper
B) Your interest level in sharing a roll of this wallpaper
C) Other ideas for possible uses
D) Great websites/locations for procuring wallpaper remnants


Tomàs said...

I've never seen anything like that wallpaper before, but it's a really really cool idea. I know you don't like the wobbly "hand-drawnness" of the frames, but I kind of like it - adds a little charm and makes it seem less mass produced (which, of course, all wallpaper is).

I think you could also use that for the underside of a bunk bed. I used to stare up at my brothers bed (we'd switch every couple of months), and it would have been fun to have decorated it.

Something very similar to the wallpaper which I think you would enjoy - a man, a basement, and $10 worth of Sharpies:


Tomàs said...

PS - I have no idea where you can buy remnant wallpaper. Honestly, if you go to a interior designer/decorator, I'll bet any of them have ton of it lying around that they might sell to you (not kidding - I worked in a place, and we had TONS).

Katie said...

I'm not a fan of wallpaper~I had to work three 16 hour days of hard ass labor to get the wallpaper out of my kitchen. However, I have seen wallpapered powder baths that looked great. Then I saw photos of Gweneth Paltrow's home in the Hamptons with the most fabulous wallpaper ever. But alas, I'm not Gweneth and I'll never forget those back breaking days of labor...that being said, here's what I'd do: Go get two big bulletin boards. Then get some fab fabric and cover them with a staple gun. Now hang photos, post cards or whatever you'd like on them and be very glad when the time comes to move out and instead of trying to get wallpaper and glue off of your walls, you just grab your boards and take them to your new place :)

Courtney said...

I agree with Katie. At Crate and Barrel they have bulletin boards covered in fabric and they are really cool. I actually thought about doing that myself. You could get some really cool fabric from Fancy Tiger.

dig this chick said...

Clicked through from our mutual friend's blog...

I think it would be cool but agree with you that it should be in a chunk.

You could adhere the wallpaper to masonite panels and do this. Three panels in a row would look fab.