Several years ago, while my aunt and uncle were remodeling their home, they passed along to me some awesome wallpaper they had leftover. I was totally smitten with the design and had plans to use the wallpaper on the inside of a bookshelf, but later decided not to, for fear that it’s loveliness would get covered up. Then, one day, I came across a post from The Hunted Interior with the idea of creating DIY framed wallpaper panels. And I loved it.
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I knew that creating the framed wallpaper panels was the perfect solution to showcase my amazing wallpaper. I followed Kristin’s tutorial with a few tweaks here and there.
- Woods Wallpaper
- Paint Brush
- Wallpaper Paste
- Credit Card (for smoothing out the bumps)
- MDF Board (cut to size)
- Decorative Trim
- White Paint
- Wood Glue
- Command Large Picture-Hanging Strips
I started by cutting the MDF board and trim pieces to my desired lengths (with a little help from the hubs). Mine measured 21″ X 49″, which was just a 1/2 inch wider than the original width of the wallpaper.
Next, I measured and cut the wallpaper to fit on the board. Using the paint brush, I applied wallpaper paste to the back of the wallpaper and attached it to the board.
While that dried, I painted the mitered trim pieces and then used wood glue to stick them on around the edges of the panel, creating a pretty frame. (Sorry, I forgot to photograph that step!)
Finally, using Command Strips, I carefully hung the panels on the wall (after measuring where they would go.) They only weighed about 6.5 lbs each, so hopefully they will stay up on the wall without a problem.
The panels are now happily hanging in our bedroom and I love that I can enjoy them everyday.
They were super easy to put together, but the most exciting part it that if we ever decide to move, we can easily take our framed wallpaper panels with us!