How to paper a piece of furniture with wallpaper

Wallpaper or decorate a piece of furniture with wallpaperIt is a very original idea to rescue old furniture or renovate not so old ones.

Although in other posts I talked about how to decorate them with templates or do the aging technique on a piece of furniture, in this post we will talk about how wallpaper a piece of furniture.

Before and after decorating a furniture with wallpaper

It is very easy to do, you only need wallpaper (whatever you want), wallpaper glue (they sell it in any paint store), a meter and a pair of scissors or a knife.

In addition to the video that you will be able to see below, seeing how it is done, you also have the text below. Here’s the video:

First we sand the area where we are going to put the paper, to open the pore of the wood and that the glue grips better. We sand it lightly with a medium grain sponge sandpaper.

We clean the furniture well of dust and dirt, with a damp cloth.

Then we cut the previously measured piece of paper, if it is something larger (a few centimeters) better.

We glue the cut piece of paper, let the glue act for 5 minutes and then we glue it in place, and without pressing too much with a plastic spatula, we remove the bubbles and leave it perfectly glued without any wrinkles or bubbles.

If we have cut the paper a few centimeters larger, perfect, now we take the blade and very slowly we cut the excess paper flush.

Once glued and as protection, it can be given a coat of latex diluted in water. To give the latex, apply it with a brush without leaving practically no load, stretching the latex a lot, because if we left a lot of load the paper would get very wet and it would rise.

If we have put paper in an area where we are going to support objects, for example on the top of a nightstand, it is convenient to put a glass on top to protect the paper. In other areas where we are not going to support anything, a latex coat, or nothing, is enough.

If you need inspiration, here you can see 25 photos and ideas to decorate a furniture with wallpaper, and paint.

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