How to Decorate Furniture with a Wallpaper

Did you know that you can also use wallpaper to give your old furniture a second life? An elementary, fun, and fast activity within reach of all budgets and all crafts and DIY fans.

If you have an old piece of furniture and want to give it a new look, why not decorate it with wallpaper? This practice is not only fashionable, but it is an inexpensive and original way to redecorate your furniture. Also, there is a multitude of paper models to choose from. With these few simple steps, Let's discover how to decorate a piece of furniture with wallpaper.

Steps to follow:

Step One

First of all, before decorating a piece of furniture with wallpaper, you should sand the furniture well to prepare it. Do not forget to sand all its corners, sides, and corners well. This step is essential for the furniture to look good.

Step Two

Choose universal paper cleaner and spread it all over the furniture. Like the previous step, you need to spread it well on the sides, inside, and corners.

Step Three

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Paint the furniture with a synthetic enamel (you choose the color depending on the paper you are going to use). You can skip this step if you plan on covering the entire piece of furniture in paper. If you want to combine the paint with the paper, spread the enamel with a small roller all over the furniture.

Before the glue has completely dried, you should wipe the surface with a dry cloth or brush to remove any air bubbles.

How to decorate a furniture with wallpaper - Step 3
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Step Four

Let the paint dry for at least 12 hours and give it a second coat so that the furniture absorbs the paint well. We let it dry again.

Step Five

Choose the paper that you like the most. There is a wide range of papers: with flowers, with geometric designs, plain, with letters, etc.

Step Six

Put glue on the paper and spread it with a brush on it. Next, place the paper all over the furniture or, failing that, on the visible parts of it (the front and sides, the interior does not need to be lined with paper). The wallpaper that you should choose must match your room's atmosphere, that is, with the curtains, furniture, pictures, and all decorative items.

How to decorate a furniture with wallpaper - Step 6
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Step Seven

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Since there will be paper left in some parts, to make it as tight as possible to the furniture, use a knife to cut the excess paper. Better to do it with a blade than with scissors so that the result will be more perfect.

More Tips

  • You can cover both old and new furniture with wallpaper, as well as drawers, closet doors, shelves ...
  • Wallpaper can cover the inside of a piece of furniture and cover parts of the furniture on the outside, for example, a drawer.

Adapted and translated by The Cop Cart Staff

Sources: Uncomo