Sunday, April 25, 2010

Wall of Whimsey

Lulu recently sent me a book called "The Find," a book on repurposing/decorating and one of the photos featured designer John Derian's home in NY where he'd wallpapered his entry with old the pages of an old book.

I'd been trying to decide what to do in my studio (former playroom for two rough and rowdy boys and more recently throw everything in there and close the door room). On Friday, I wallpapered one wall with an old Fairy Tale book called the Blue Fairy. Tons of fun illustratrions in Black scattered here and there!

It certainly isn't perfect, I simply tore out the pages and adhered them to the wall with wallpaper paste. But it's fun to see all the images and read a line of "Gulliver's Travels or Snow White and Rose Red"  while crafting!

One of my goals for this year is to get the studio in top shape, this wall was a start. Now,,,,,for the OTHER 3 walls!

Happy Sunday!


  1. OMgoodness! THat looks like a ton of work! I like it a lot-- can't wait to see the whole thing!

  2. It looks fabulous Shelly!!! I'm a big fan of John Derian's I'll have to look for that book!

  3. great idea, really great hugs JoAnn

  4. You are just a you ever just plain relax :) Sounds like a FUN wall treatment. See you soon!

  5. What a great idea! I think it looks fantastic. :-)

    Have a wonderful week!

  6. Love this idea, I want to see this room when done!

  7. Hi Shelly,so nice to meet you! I am a fellow Washingtonian! My husband and I used to live in North Bend, but moved to Endicott, in Eastern, Wa. ten years ago.

    I love your blog ... so love the bling!!! Your blog looks enchanting and I look forward to making it one of my regular visits!

    Wishing you ... a blissful week!

  8. Wow you are one brave soul doing this. I would have never thought of trying it. hahaha
    Actually I think it turned out nice. Like everyone else I have to see the room when finished.
    Love the art work of your home on the sidebar. It is lovely. Wish I lived close enough to visit you.

  9. My dear Maggie, we WILL meet one of these days,,,,I'm sure of it!

    Life wouldnt be "right" without meeting you!


  10. Shelly, that is fabulous. I've always wanted to do an entire wall of vintage sheet music.
    I don't have a craft room yet so I have lots of time to collect the pages. LOL
    Have a fabulous day.
    cari b.

  11. Sweet! And a fun source of inspiration too all the time. :) I did a wallpaper border in our guest bath years ago, using those art papers that had bits of leaves in it. I have never tired of it.

  12. I've seen this done on the ceiling with postcards. Fabulous!


  13. I love this! By the time I come visit you will be all done with your studio and we can sit in there and play!

    I sent you an email about our trip....go peek and see if you got it!


  14. So tickled you came for a visit. Just meeting you and LuLu has been a pleasure. I just had the best time meeting fellow bloggers and we had a blast. You two will have such a good time but you are right! Nebraska???? :)


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