I moved into a little farm house years ago that had a super big
kitchen. The original cabinets were painted sunshine yellow
and someone added a navy blue celestial wallpaper on the upper
portion of the walls. It was HIDEOUS but that never discouraged
me against using wallpaper myself. When I'm out picking I find
wallpaper in every thrift store I visit and our Home Depot sends
old stock and damaged rolls to the local RESTORE. Wallpaper
is a perfect helper to revive vintage furniture and on this project
I used 2 different ones, in 2 different ways.
First I used a vintage blue floral wallpaper to line drawer bottoms.
The second kind of wallpaper I used was some beadboard wallpaper to cover the damaged backer
board. The backer was a pretty solid piece of wood but it had small holes and cracks.
The beadboard paper is thick and can conceals imperfections on a surface. I found mine at a thrift
store, it was a partial roll, but Home Depot should carry it and I'm told Lowes has it too.
I removed the whole backer board and applied the wallpaper in three vertical strips. I seamed the
three strips behind the two uprights so you will never see an edge. Most wallpaper comes pre pasted
so I cut it to fit where I am applying it and then run the back side under the tap (warm water) to activate the glue.
Keep your eye out for wallpaper you can use.