October 3, 2012
Every once in a while I head to my favorite art store in town to treat myself to a little something special for a project I have in mind.
One item the store carries is art paper of all kinds. They have many textures, colors and I've been wanting to get some for a project I had in mind for my office. I used some of their paper for posters like this Keep Calm poster I found a while ago. It is actually just a piece of paper I turned into a work of art.
I had an idea to make some origami and fell in love with this.
Marble paper. The colors were just perfect for a few spaces in my house and I had an idea to make it into origami birds for a light in my office that was a big craft fail.
But then I realized the paper was meant for another project and I couldn't wait to get started on it.
We have in our dining room this former laminate cabinet that I splashed with some grey paint one day on a whim. We store all of our glasses and such in it and it fits great in a little corner.
I always wanted to paint the back of the shelves. I even mentioned that in the makeover post.
Here was where my paper would be perfect as a backdrop, on the shelves behind the glassware. It was kind of boring back there anyway.
So I measured out each of the backs, cut my paper and put it on the back with just a few pieces of doubled sided tape. It took me longer to take all the glasses out of the cabinet, than to put the paper in.
I absolutely love the way it looks. I'm tempted to cover the walls with it someplace. And I love the layer it brings. I'm loving layering in decorating too, I'm having so much fun with it recently.
Now make sure if you do this that the paper lines up together even with a shelf in between it so it looks like one continuous pattern.
And that is a five minute project with an art store treat.
Have you dressed up the back of your bookshelves? See what I did with grass cloth on bookshelves here.
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