Wednesday, 15 August 2012

a parcel in the post


A nice little parcel has arrived from Jane at teawagon tales. You can visit her etsy shop, little teawagon. Thank you Jane! I've been wanting to get some vintage wall paper for a while now. I was very happy to receive this. Have a look inside.


They're lovely aren't they. Gosh some of these really ring bells for me. I wonder if we had any of these on the wall, when I was a child, maybe.....


well any ideas what I have planned for these?.......yep the white box is a dead giveaway isn't! I found this on a recent thrifting trip, I've been wanting to decorate one of these for a while, so I'm happy to have found this. I've already given it three coats of paint, but I think it's going to need another, and then the exciting bit can begin!


I was going to use pva glue, I wondered whether wallpaper paste would be better and then I remembered mod podge, which I was calling modge podge until just recently! I love the packaging.....


I think you can use this as a sealer and paint over things and get different kinds of finishes, but I was way too impatient to research it properly as I just wanted to get sticking! I brought this from ebay by the way. There are many different kinds for different uses, including a sparkly finish, so I'm looking forward to finding out more. I only painted underneath the wallpaper. It dried really quickly and smoothly. None of the paper turned into wobble boards as I seem to remember pva can! and here is the finished result. I love it. I may have to re-paint my entire living room to go with it!......






what do you think? I will find some little treasures to put in it, but for now I'm enjoying it as it is. I used all of Jane's pieces of wall paper and one of my own. Anyone keen on collecting vintage wallpaper could take a look over at Ada's blog, vintage sheet addict, who is hosting a fabulous give-away open until the end of August, for some lovely designs. I really enjoyed this project and now I'm wondering what else I can cover. I have my eye on a little set of draws, but of course I will need more paper, unless, I do a patchwork effect.......for me patchwork and mosaics seems to be everywhere at the moment. Here's another look at something that's coming together at the moment.


Hope the holidays are going well for you. A lot of rain came down here today and the shorts I have managed to wear in one form or another all month so far, have not been worn today! although a bit of blue sky is squeezing through now so there is hope they may come out again....
Bye for now,
Heather