DIY Bookpage Wallpaper
Wall Decor Hunt..!!
My wallpaper hunt began since the day we moved into our new home. The fact that the home was constructed by nonprofessional’s made it that much harder to work with when it came to interior decor. My living room, as I’ve mentioned before looks like a long hallway making it super hard to decorate on a budget. If I had the money I would of split it in half years ago. 🙁 It took me many years to make it look somewhat decent inside and it’s still a work in progress. To give you a better Idea of what I mean when I say “hallway” here’s a snippet. (below) The wall to the right was in major need of a revamp. I figured if I could make that wall look busy it would draw the attention away from the length of the room.
Here’s a snippet of the wall on the right. LONG big empty white wall. I love white.. Just not that much. 😀
So… my journey for budget friendly and TRENDY wallpaper begin. I went from floral to , geometrical, to gold leaf..damask..etc. and nothing really stuck to me. Everything seemed to get in the way of the other decor.. I didn’t want the living room overdone I just wanted to even it out. So one day while on Pinterest (“the queen of inpso” ) I stumbled upon bookpage wallpaper and I thought “How awesome is that?!!” The only problem I had with it was the fact that everything I found on pinterest seemed as if it was made up of multiple books because of the difference in color shades of the pages on the wall. I did not like this and decided to find a book big enough to cover the whole wall with one book.
Now let’s not forget thrifting is a great hobby of mine and it just so happen that in the next couple of days I came across the perfect book that would be the answer to all my problems. YEP, “A 1967 College edition dictionary” was the answer. It had the perfect amount of images and I loved the fact that it was a dictionary. I figured it was a 2-1 whammy.. I’d be a genius pretty soon from all the words I’d learn every time I walked past it. hehe. (Never happened . I got so used to it I forget it’s there.)
Oh my Gosh here’s the highlight of it all. You know what’s the best part? When I said budget I really meant BUDGET FRIENDLY.. This WHOLE wall cost me $6.. Yep six whole dollars. How awesome is that?!!! I got my dictionary for $1..and my Adhesive was a total of $5. 😀 😀 😀 Oh and for those of you renters here’s an awesome TIP: This could be used as removable wallpaper. YEP removable. I’ve done this before with liquid starch instead of adhesive and it slid right off with a good damp rag..
(keep in mind make sure the walls are glossy, because the paint from the letters could possibly seep into paint that is satin or eggshell based….But you could do a patch test in a less visible spot to see if it’ll work) 😀
Okay let’s begin..
What you’ll need
- Wallpaper Adhesive
- (empty wall 😀 )
Don’t overthink this process. This is a super easy and messy process. I ripped the pages out of the dictionary and zoomed away gluing. This huge wall took me only 4 hours to complete which is probably no different then repainting it. 😀
I started off by doing vertical rows with the pages off set to one another. (brick pattern).
Then Once all my rows were complete. I slapped on some on top to break up the visible pattern. This step will all depend on you and how even or messy you want your wallpaper. I went for the MESSY. 😀
This is what it looked like once I was all done and set up my wall decor. It’s different now.. I’m not crazy about shabby chic anymore so my living room looks a bit more modern nowadays. Cool thing is this wallpaper looks good no matter what style you throw into the mix. $6 and timeless style?? Can’t beat that!! 😀
Here’s a more modernized version of the wallpaper to give you a better idea of how versatile it is. 😀
Absolutely in love with the vintage camera prints. (I got these free printables here)
I don’t think my love for Vintage Collectables will ever fade. 😀
Here’s a close up of the wallpaper. How cool are those awesome vintage illustrations.
I love the frayed edges.
OOOH look I found the A. 😀
Here’s another great example of those vintage genuine illustrations.
And one last snippet .. 😀
Thanks for joining me.. Don’t forget to tag me on Instagram if you make your own golden book wallpaper. 😀
And before I go my lovely craftoholics here’s an awesome pinnable to pin to your favorite board 😀