Tuesday, June 2, 2009

the wrap-up

I'm on a roll. more re-purposed paper goods. and then I'll move on.
We used to go to town with the modpodge.....B.I.T.D. Everything was fair game, including the basement stairwell of my parents' house which, to this day, remains wrapped in New Yorker covers dating back to the early 70s.
With the revival of hand printed wallpapers that push the creative limits, the two concepts have taken the gluey act of cutting, pasting and plastering to a level of elegance, that seats itself far and away from the hippy vibe of yore.
Using wall papers from such leaders of innovation in the field: Osborne & Little, Cole & Son and Timorous Beasties, Bryonie Porter has created a line of furnishing that appeals to anyone wanting to update their space while recycling a tired looking piece.
The only wah. factor: Porter is based in the U.K. {not an easy get, for those of us in the U.S.}
The bonus thing is that I'm completely inspired by her work. I have a feeling this looks much easier than it is, when it comes to the actual execution {did I ever tell you about the time I tried to make-my-own John Derien plates? } But if Mrs. Blandings can do *this* then dammit, I'm up for the challenge.

27 comments:

Mrs. Blandings said...

You will have a blast!

Sarah's Fab Day said...

These are pretty cool. You have to try it.

La Maison Fou said...

Cute! Post!
Leslie

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Wow. I did a client's bathroom in that last wallpaper, the one with the trees. I really like this!!

Ivy Lane said...

I LOVE the first piece o' furniture! Looks like a great project.. I would use old wallpaper..

LIBERTY POST EDITOR said...

I dig this. A lot.

katiedid said...

I have a couple things that could use a "do-over" Hmmmm. You've got me thinking....

Danika Herrick said...

The O&L Grove Garden paper is my all time fave, and to see it on a dresser has me gasping! I am even more smitten if possible!

Megan said...

Love the pale blue dresser with branches! This one definitely looks like a project above my skill level!

Willow Decor: said...

Love the blue dresser with branches. I know I could not do it! I need instant gratifiacation and surely don't have the patience. But, I am wowed by those that do!
xx-Gina

Amy said...

Those are amazing! My furniture looks so darn boring now!

Pigtown-Design said...

have you seen mary mcdonald's chinoisere-covered file cabinets?

Urban Flea said...

Can I say I'm obsessed? Because I am. Awesome post as always my dear!
xo Katherine aka. Urban Flea :)
http://www.urbanfleadesign.com

mary said...

Mrs. Blandings did an amazing job on that "playroom".
These chests of drawers are to die for. They are gorgeous. I love painting chest in faux marble and Venetian or Swedish grays (my faux painter does the work), but these are amazing. I do not think it's easy--it's all in the details. Thanks.

Chic Coles (Cole Design) said...

Love this post. What a great idea. Thank you so much for showing this idea! I really want to try it.

Karena said...

My girlfriend Camille in Florida has done some of the most amazing creations with paper and Mod Podge!

Rebecca@Harmony and Home said...

I absolutely LOVE these furniture pieces with the repurposed paper! What a great idea. Just when you thought something new and inventive could be done....

Pumpkin Petunia said...

In love with the last one. They are all beautiful.

I would love to try it. You first, let us know how it goes!

Tricia Mitchell said...

These are breathtaking. Just so beautiful!

Ok someday you need to show us the mod podge New Yorker covered stairway...now that must be a conversation starter :-)

Tricia - Avolli

simply seleta said...

Please keep us posted! I'm dying to see. The chests in this post are enough to make me want to go tackle the desk in my room with my leftover Schumacher giant paisley print. But I must first hear about your experience. You will be the wise grasshopper.

The Lil Bee said...

I might have to snag this idea for our nursery. This is awesome!

Kathy @HomeWorkshop said...

I love these. They look so well applied, and the designs of the paper look fabulous with the finish of the pieces.

I have done my share of Mod Podge projects. Have fun with it and thanks for sharing!

Linda Merrill said...

You know... this may have inspired me to decoupage/wallpaper my kitchen cabinets instead of repainting... I feel like there is more room for a little less than perfection with this.. hmmm....

LeonaGaita said...

Thanks for posting these gorgeous pieces! As far as the execution, I think if you're sticking to wallpaper on drawer fronts only,then it's a DIY project. If want to do the whole surface, matching pattern and all, I'd hire my very skilled wallpaper installer for the job. It would be worth it!

Clare said...

we had a neighbor when I was growing up who always kept her dining table set up for modpodge and let all the neighborhood kids in to do it...I remember she would cut out these very intricate tiny flowers.I wonder what happened to all the stuuff she made.

TheBeautyFile said...

amazing...all of them.

Marie Cole said...

I love how these look....Thank you for the tip! :)

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