Have you ever walked through a Home Decorating shop and found a single roll of wallpaper (wrapping paper works too) and passed because you just didn't know how you'd use it? I know I have. More often than not, these days, I grab it and figure out how I'll use it later.
As you can imagine my paper stash is growing fast. I really can't help myself, I just love paper and there's so many creative ways to use it.
Another of my favorite furniture projects was this dresser I did last year. I found it at a garage sale and the top had lots of issues. I love the look of two-tone furniture so I painted the trim and left the drawers alone. I applied Wrapping paper from the dollar store (yep, I paid a dollar and am still in love with this paper) to the top and sides. A dollar! I'm still a little giddy about that one.
Now for my final example of my paper furniture projects. This old hairpin leg table is heavy as lead and ugly as can be. It really needed something to give it a little pizzazz. I chose this adorable paper that lended itself nicely to the 50's feel of the table. You guessed it, another dollar store find. This paper wanted to wrinkle for some reason so I ended up giving it a good sanding. I love the aged feel that sanding gave it.
All of these projects used less than a roll of paper and in all instances I have plenty of paper left to do something else with in the future. Check out your local thrift shop or antique mall for a variety of furniture pieces just begging for a new life.
Have you used paper in some way to jazz up a piece of furniture? If so, I'd love to see your finished project.