Thursday, May 13, 2010

Book Pages As Wallpaper (This is awesome!)

Can you imagine taking the pages from inside a book, ripping them out, one by one, and plying them on the wall with decoupage?  I suppose in the blogosphere, we have seen it all, so I imagine your answer is likely, 'Yes, of course, Claire'.  Yeah, yeah, yeah.  Last week I saw some picture book pages used as wallpaper in a small powder room, but then my family ALSO saw text only pages used as wallpaper all over a small cabin in Abilene, Texas.  Let me show you both and you tell me which you would be more likely to use as wallpaper: picture book pages or text only pages!

First up, let's take a look at the picture book pages used as wallpaper.  While visiting Christa's South Seashells in Palm Beach, I had encountered this little trick in person for the first time, using the pages from this little known book-

Pam, the lady on the floor during my visit to Christa's Sea Shell's was not only a fellow UGA grad but also the craftslady behind the unique project.
the bathroom at Christa's South Sea Shells in Palm Beach
Pam selected pages from the well known Albert Seba's Cabinet of Curiosities and applied them to the wall using plain old Modge Podge.
How fitting for a shell decor shop.  *The merchandise at Christa's South Sea Shells was all amazing and Pam was even gracious enough to take me on a tour.  
Next up, wallpaper using the text only pages from a book.  Similarly, my family attended a wedding last week in Abilene, TX.  where the cabin they stayed in used pages with only wording.  The result is pretty freaking sweet, if I do say so myself.







"So" you might ask, "Where did all the books go?".
Here.
Not sure when I will make it to Abilene, Texas (photo shoot, anyone?), but when I do, I know where I am staying!  The cabin I showed you above is the newest addition to The Sayles Ranch and is NOT yet on the website.  That's right, THE ABOVE PICTURES ARE EXCLUSIVE TO READERS OF HIGHGLOSSBLUE!

So, do tell-what's your favorite book page wall paper: picture or text?
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12 comments:

Tonia w/ Chic Modern Vintage said...

What a great idea. Who would have 'thunk' it?

niki.mac said...

I love the text-only pages, it looks like a textured wallpaper! Grasscloth maybe? Great idea.

Terry said...

I've always enjoyed the big biology class flip charts. These days, I'd love a room papered with architectural sketches, renderings and blueprints. Every architect and designer must have rooms full of beautiful, unused drawings.

Brilliant Asylum said...

Text! From a far it almost looks like grass cloth.

Anonymous said...

I love the visual texture created by the text. I had a project where I covered a few old cabinets with pages out of an old set of dictionaries. It works well, mostly text, but also has some great b&w drawings to go along. Kind of a great medium between these two options.
I agree with you Terry, I love the look of architectural drawings as wallcoverings.

Chelsea said...

super cool! I bet that would take forever, but so worth it. The images of the snakes are my favorite!

Brianna! said...

This is AMAZING!!
xoxo
bB

Brianna! said...

This is AMAZING!!
xoxo
bB

Terry said...

I've always enjoyed the big biology class flip charts. These days, I'd love a room papered with architectural sketches, renderings and blueprints. Every architect and designer must have rooms full of beautiful, unused drawings.

Brilliant Asylum said...

Text! From a far it almost looks like grass cloth.

Anonymous said...

I love this idea! How many pages did you use? I am thinking about doing this to my walls, and honestly, I have no idea how many books to keep on hand. :)

nubian said...

best one so far. balances the light

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