I love using wallpaper! Just not on walls. I like using it to back my bookcases and china cabinets. To me, everything in a cabinet looks better with a background of paint, fabric or paper. It’s a touch of the unexpected that adds so much to a home!
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That’s my basket of wallpaper above. Actually, it also includes gift wrap because I also use that to line my bookcases and china cabinets. I’m lucky in that I have a wallpaper store about 10 minutes from me and they have a whole backroom where they sell wallpaper for ridiculous prices. $1 for a roll that’s been opened (like the sample roles) and $2-5 dollars for the rest of the wallpapers. These are papers they’ve discontinued or only have single rolls left. Perfect for lining drawers, craft and decorating projects! I know some people like to use scrapbook paper to line their cabinets. There’s a greater variety in design with gift wrap and wallpaper that appeals to me. But use whatever speaks to you!
I had a black and white houndstooth (boy is that hard to photograph!) gift wrap on the backs of my bookcases this summer. I bought it at Hobby Lobby last Christmas at 90% off! It was part of their Christmas giftwrap! I’ve already scoped out gift wrap I’m going to buy this year. The non-traditional Christmas wrap is always the last to go so you can get it very inexpensively and use it for projects.
Under the paper is beadboard which I painted the same color as my walls.
I decided to use this striped paper horizontally for now. I might change it for Christmas. I just measure the back and cut to size, adhere with double sided tape and that’s it! Couldn’t be easier!
Now I have to dust each book before I put it back (did you know you’re suppose to do that once a year). It’s also a good time to look through my books and decide which to keep and which to donate to the library or sell.
Next time I’ll show you how I put it all back together otherwise this would be a really long post!