Last year, I decided to redo the table and chairs in the dining room. Our dining room is not a formal room, but it suits this old farmhouse just right. I was itching to get my brush on the bookcase in the background, but the real world had a different idea.
The china cabinet was in need of some TLC and received the same treatment.
Then the moment that I decided that if this was to be done, then the only way to get it done was to just jump in with both feet and start working. The bookcase was painted with a flat paint, then antiqued with a stain and finally waxed with 2 coats of wax.
We had purchased some wallpaper leftovers at a yard sale last summer. My husband asked what I planned to do with them. I was not sure, but I knew that I liked the patterns and a project would come along.
He patiently matched and hung the paper on the shelf. Afterwards, he told me that getting any ideas about hanging wallpaper on the walls could possibly result in divorce. Fortunately for me, I like painted walls, guess that I will continue to like painted walls!
We, meaning he, hung a different pattern on each shelf. Please forgive the quality of these pictures, there is almost no natural light in this room. It is difficult to get good pictures.
I am pleased with the look of this new and old shelf.
This was his first try at hanging wallpaper, I think he did a great job! We have some left, now what can I do next? Hmmmmm...