One of the things I was planning to do when I did my living room makeover last weekend was to get some large ornate style photo frames and frame some wallpaper samples rather than wallpapering a whole wall. I was a bit disappointed that I never managed to do this as I couldn’t find the style frames that I was looking (I’m still on the lookout though) but today I have done something similar in my kitchen and I think it looks brilliant.
I bought the frames from Ikea this afternoon and they’re cost £2 for the smaller frames and £4 for the larger one. These frames are great for the kitchen but I want something more vintage style for the living room to match the rest of the room.
I chose a few different wallpaper samples from B&Q on the way home but I think the pretty bookshelf style one that I ended up choosing worked really well for what I was planning. The one sample did all three pictures above but you might need a bit more than I got depending on the pattern on the wallpaper.
I cut two pieces out of the wallpaper sample to fill the two smaller frames and for the larger frame, which I wanted to turn into a menu planner, I used brown parcel paper with just a small amount of the wallpaper at the bottom.
To turn the larger one into a menu planner, I used picmonkey to print out the days of the week and then stuck them to the brown paper although now I’m looking at it, I can see that they’re a little bit wonky. 😉 We’ll write the meals on the meal planner using a dry wipe marker and just rub them off each week to update them.
The reason I wanted to do something on this wall in the kitchen is because it used to be where I stuck up all the kids artwork but they’re not all that crafty anymore so I took it down a while ago. when I took it down, the blu tac that I’d used had left big greasy marks so I hung a big picture up to cover the worst bits. I never really liked the picture but it did the job so I left it because it seemed so much easier than repainting the whole kitchen.
Last week when I was tidying the kitchen, it struck me I could do something with some wallpaper samples in the kitchen instead with some plain frames and that I could make it a corner of the kitchen that I loved as much as I used to love it when it was our art gallery wall. The frames covered most of the blu tac marks and I hung some bunting to cover the rest of it/
I love it!
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