Close-up: Amy's Framed Flocked Wallpaper

Close-up: Amy's Framed Flocked Wallpaper

Heather Blaha
Mar 20, 2007

Our friend Amy is a painter. Lately, though, she's taken to framing wallpaper rather than paintings. The b&w bamboo flocked wallpaper that she got from an estate sale last year found its place as a framed art piece, rather than a wall covering. She recently moved into a new place (image above is from last year's house tour), and framing wallpaper has become a habit.

We just saw a gorgeous, giant roll of stuff she plans to frame, and feel that this idea is perfect for anyone. It's also an inexpensive way to swap out art that you don't want to see anymore, while still getting use out of an old frame that could use new life.

There are many online resources for flocked paper, vintage or new, and we pulled the image, right, from

Have any of you done something similar? Send us your pics to chicago(at)apartmenttherapy(dot)com and we'll show them off! Or, tag your photos in flickr with apartmenttherapychicago.

(Thanks, Amy!)

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