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Update Your Furniture with Wallpaper in 2 Easy Steps

When I repurpose furniture, I like to add different elements to give it a custom look. Wallpaper is a great way to incorporate fun and creative textures without breaking the bank.

You won’t believe how easy it is!

How to use wallpaper on furniture - wallpaper bookshelf

Wallpaper was added to the back panel of this bookshelf and the back of the chair to give this room a cohesive look.

How to Use Wallpaper on Furniture - wallpapering a chair

Wallpaper was added to the back of this chair to match the desk. I also added a tutu to give it an extra touch of cuteness.

I show you the steps in my article: A Garden-themed Girls Bedroom Makeover

Update Your Furniture with Wallpaper in 2 Easy Steps

Here’s a cute table that was painted teal and a classy gold metallic. I applied wallpaper to the front doors to give it an extra pop of color.

Here’s how I did it: One Day DIY Project

Update Your Furniture with Wallpaper in 2 Easy Steps - Wallpaper Nightstand

Wallpaper added to the front panel of a nightstand can take it from ordinary to adorable.

Update Your Furniture with Wallpaper - wallpaper on drawers

Don’t forget the inside and outside of the drawers. This will give it the final touch.

My article Repurpose Furniture Like a Pro! shows you how to do this.

Update Your Furniture with Wallpaper - wallpaper books

If you want to do what I did and use different prints vs. the same pattern throughout, ask an interior decorator or a wallpaper store to give you their outdated wallpaper books.

Update Your Furniture with Wallpaper - Ricepaper on Furniture

Create a beachy weathered finish with rice paper.

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Here’s what you will need:

Wallpaper paste
Wallpaper
• Scissors
Plastic smoothing tool
• Measuring tape

Update Your Furniture with Wallpaper - Wallpaper Paste

Measure the area you want to wallpaper. Cut the wallpaper to fit. Apply wallpaper paste to the area you want to cover.

Update Your Furniture with Wallpaper - Smoothing out wallpaper

Use a smoothing tool to apply the wallpaper. Start in the middle and lightly smooth to the outside edge so the air bubble comes out. Let it dry. Easy Peasy!

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DIY Expert Cheryl Phan shares how to update your furniture with wallpaper. This is a super easy DIY project you can complete in just 2 steps, and the results are stunning!

 

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