Our friend Karine over at BODIE and FOU recently added another great DIY project to her blog: she stripped her bathroom wall of its outdated wallpaper, and recovered it with with book pages...
After stripping off the wallpaper border and painting the wall white, Karine had the following tips for making a successful dictionary/book wall:
- Select a book with a good layout. Lots of books nowadays have the title of the book on each page which won't look good on the wall so go for a book with a nice, airy layout.
- Measure the area to wallpaper and the size of your page to work out the number of pages you will need. If you need 100 pages, go for a book which has 200+ pages (pages are counted on recto & verso but you will only be able to use one side. Pretty obvious but wasn't to me at the time until my smart mum enlightened me.
- Get a varnish that doesn't turn yellow over the years and spray your wall once finished to protect the pages from water projections.
- And then of course you can do this with pages from comic strips or from The Times etc or even pages with gorgeous women from glossy mags but I wanted to create a relax feel to it and it just worked out perfectly.
See more over at BODIE and FOU.