Raised in California and transplanted to Utah. Married my college sweetheart from Montana, and we are raising 4 nuggets together. I love all things DIY projects and doing them on a budget. I don’t mind messing up and am ok with the 90/10 rule - nothing is perfect over here and it’s fine by me! Encouraging all ‘wanna-be’ DIYers to just get out there and try it! You will be so glad you did.”
I love installing peel and stick wallpaper and usually have a chunk of extra pieces when the project is finished. Recently I finished a master bathroom renovation and had some this beautiful FIONA wallpaper from Wallblush left over. I just couldn’t throw it away!
I have made my own wall art before (read that blog post here) and wondered if I could do the same technique with the wallpaper. Doesn’t hurt to try!
You can watch my IGTV video post on this project as well right here.
I used left over plywood boards that I had that were 3/4 inches thick. I cut them to size (1 foot by 2 feet). If I was going to buy plywood I would use a 1/2 inch thick because it is lighter. Once cut and sanded down lightly (to protect the wallpaper from getting cut) , I wrapped the board in the wallpaper, making sure that there was enough to cover the sides. I then cut off the excess.
Next up was to make the frame. I used 1×2 pine boards and made 2 strips that were 2 feet long (to go on the sides) and 2 strips that were 1 feet + 1.5 inches (to add the 3/4 inch of the overlap of the 1×2 board on each side).
I also like to sand my pieces before I mount them to the plywood. If you don’t have a sander you can wrap a piece of sandpaper over a board and grip tight to sand down.
I then stained the boards with Natural from Varathane found here.
I save old t-shirts and cut them up to be my rags for wiping down stain off of projects. They don’t leave residue and then I just throw them away! You can add a polyurethane water based top coat if you would like as well.
I added a small piece of ripped plywood that was 1/4 inch thick to the top so I could make an even mount of the frame.
I used a 1/2 inch plywood placed under the board to give me space behind the frame to hand it up.
Finally, I added clamps to keep everything in place so it would not move as I nailed it to the board.
I then proceeded to add a brad nail about every 4 to 5 inches along the center of the frame.
I absolutely love how they turned out! It was made fully of scraps and cost me nothing. This is such a great way to use your left over wallpaper!
Here is some links to the resources I used: