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 


25 comments:

  1. That last picture of your lovely vintage wallpaper project. Second up on the left ... I swear that was on my bedroom walls when I was a kid in the 70s!

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    1. yes that was a sweet design,I was recognising different papers too. Some of them feel very familiar!

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  2. Your project is looking good! Lovely wallpapers:)

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    1. thank you Sonja, I haven't forgotten about your lovely hearts. I'm still hoping to do a post on them!

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  3. Wow it's fantastic! Ive been looking for ages for a printers tray so I can do one, I NEED one! Thanks for the mention! You will hear the Yarhoo! Across the Uk when I finally get my mits on one!!! Ada :)

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    1. yes you defintely need one! with all that lovely vintage wall paper. fingers crossed you will find one soon!

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  4. love how your project came out!!! good work!!!
    xxx Alessandra

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  5. Oh my word! Love this so much. Great job!!

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  6. Wow!! Love this idea..I would collect vintage wallpaper but I am not as imaginative as you are...

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    1. oh you are definitely imaginative! look at all your unique jewellery you are making!

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  7. This looks fabulous, Heather. Almost too cute to put anything in!! And your crochet squares are gorgeous too.

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  8. Love your printers tray and love teawagontales ... I just finished a little house with vintage wallpaper ... oh and don't feel bad about the Modge Podge ... I was calling it that too... it is now a running joke here ...

    So pleased I stopped by ... found you via Caroline of Scraps of Us ... just added your lovely blog to my reading list ... Bee xx

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    1. thanks Bee, nice to meet you. I think modge podge is much better don't you!!

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  9. It looks fantastic, what a great job you have done.
    I have nominated you for an award over on my blog, hope thats ok. Have a great weekend. xx

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    1. Hi Caroline, thank you so much! that's very sweet of you. I will hop over and have a look, how exciting!

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  10. Wow there must be something in the water, everyone is decorating these trays with Jane's wallpaper. Yours looks lovely a lot less fiddlely than mine as you have bigger spaces. Thanks for your comment over at my blog. Your blanket looks interesting sarah x

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    1. thanks Sarah,and for becoming my 13th follower, lucky for some that's what I reckon, my son was born on the 13th! I've just noticed how similar our blog roll is too!! Heather

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  11. I just love this idea! It looks so great and would look lovely in my daughters room. Think I might have to bookmark this to make one day. Popping over from Caroline's lovely blog - great to meet you! x

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  12. Hi. Just found you via Little Cottage Comforts and am SO glad I did! Love your tray and especially like the Modge Podge label - fab design.
    anna x

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    1. Hello Anna, I'm chuckling to myself because your calling it modge podge too! nice to meet you, Heather x

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  13. Elle est superbe comme ça, les papier sont si jolis !

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  14. That is one lovely little shelving unit.

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  15. I love the blog. Great post. It is very true, people must learn how to learn before they can learn. lol i know it sounds funny but its very true. . . Picture Punches

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  16. Hi I found your site by mistake when i was searching yahoo for this acne issue, I must say your site is really helpful I also love the design, its amazing!. I don’t have the time at the moment to fully read your site but I have bookmarked it and also add your RSS feeds. I will be back in a day or two. thanks for a great site. Funny Pictures

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