Monday, August 12, 2013

Framed Wrapping Paper

I like to frame things that aren’t “supposed” to go in frames.  It is such an inexpensive way to create art in your home.  I found a roll of wrapping paper on sale at Crate and Barrel back in January, and knew it would create some drama if I framed it in a large frame for our dining room gallery wall.

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This dining room is still a work in progress (every room is), and the gallery is not complete, but we are getting there.  Here is a shot of the wrapping paper that I found.

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I loved the bold pattern and the black and white and it was such a great price!  I bought this way back in January, as part of a winter/Christmas close out, so you might check C & B again this winter for new patterns.  Homegoods also has some really great wrapping paper if you are looking for some!

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My sister gave me a huge frame that she wasn’t using, and thought it would be perfect for this project.  The frame was wood, but I decided to give it a little Rub n’ Buff treatment with my finger.  Easiest stuff to use, and it always looks great.  Just tape off the edges, and start applying.

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I trimmed up the wrapping paper and taped it to the back of the mat with masking tape.  I tried to get it as straight as possible.

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I know the curtains are bold, and this is also a very bold pattern, but the room is really pretty neutral, and I didn’t want it to become boring.  I love the way the large white mat looks against the Urbane Bronze niche. 

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More to come on the dining room after I finish styling the bar cart and finish up the gallery wall.  I’m so happy to finally have a dining room that actually looks like a dining room (and not a toy room or a dog room)…it’s only taken 4 house to get here :)!  xo

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43 comments:

  1. Love the way it looks in your space! It's stunning. :)

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  2. Absolutely stunning!! What a deal you got on it, too!!
    Love your dining room as well...gorgeous!

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  3. Andrea - where do you find Rub n Buff? Hobby Lobby?

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    1. Auralee - Yes! Hobby Lobby carries it. It comes out to be less than $4 (use your 40% off coupon) and it goes a long way!

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  4. Gorgeous! love love love this room :)
    http://www.handmadeintheheartland.com

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  5. Love it all! I've never heard of rub and buff before, can't wait to try it. Do they do that antique/vintage goods market every Saturday? I'd love to check it out when we are there in October.

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    1. You can purchase rub n buff at hobby lobby for less than $5!

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  6. What a simple, easy way to get perfect art that matches the room!! I love the paper, and your dining room! I'm going to do this too!! Now off to hunt for some wrapping paper!!!

    Kate @ Uniquely Undone

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    1. Kate - Thank you! I've also seen cute paper at Target recently too! Be sure to check out Homegoods/TJ Maxx/Marshalls!

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  7. Its gorgeous! I love using wrapping paper for projects like this! And Rub 'N Buff = amazing! Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

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  8. I've never heard of Rub 'N Buff, but I'm going to have to look into it now. And your wrapping paper choice is fabulous!

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  9. Love this post, this really caught my eye….I wanted to invite you to share this at my linky party going on now. Add as many projects as you like. Hope to see you there…

    Christina at
    SWEET HAUTE
    http://sweethaute.blogspot.com/
    Thursday SWEET HAUTE Share Linky Party

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  10. Love the bold curtains!! The wrapping paper framed is such a great idea! Come link up to centerpiece Wednesday and share this post with my readers! http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com/2013/08/centerpiece-wednesday-88.html
    Karin

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  11. How perfect with your striped curtains. Love this idea of using wrapping paper as art! Thank you for sharing it at to What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a great week!

    Hugs,
    Deborah

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  12. Love your dining room. So elegant and glamorous.

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  13. Great idea! I am in love with that wrapping paper!

    Emily @ elizabethjoandesigns.com

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  14. I do this at Christmas time ( so easy to find gorgeous paper then ) yours turned out just gorgeous -
    LOVE LOVE LOVE your dining room - the dramatic colors - just beautiful !!!
    Definitely your newest follower!
    Hugs from Montreal,
    Suzan

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  15. So elegant! Looks great! There have been so many post this week using wrapping paper. I just doesn't even cross my mind. Stop by my Friday's Five Features and link up this post (and others)! http://diy-vintage-chic.blogspot.com/2013/08/fridays-five-features-no-4.html

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  16. Wrapping paper is a favorite "staple" for me. I have used it to cover books, decoupaged it onto furniture, and wrapped chandelier shades with it. However, I have never framed it. I'll be adding that to my repertoire.

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  17. I love it! The whole room is stunning. Off to pin!

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    1. Stacy - Thank you for stopping by and for pinning! xo

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  18. Smart idea, and it looks AMAZING!! I'd love if you'd link up to The DIY'ers: http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/08/the-diyers-and-our-country-weekend.html

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  19. Beautiful ! great job ! Love the color combination in your dining room !

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  20. Absolutely gorgeous dining room and great job with the framed wrapping paper. I will be featuring this tonight at my Sizzle into Summer party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.

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  21. Cool idea!! So thrifty and you'd never know it was just wrapping paper! Thanks for linking up at Whatever Goes Wednesday. This was the most viewed link at last week's party, so we'll be featuring it at tomorrow's party. We hope you'll stop by and check it out!

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    1. Miranda - Thank you so much for the feature!! xo

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  22. Your dining room is so pretty! So clever to use that paper as art- it looks great with the bold striped drapes! I also liked seeing how the UB wall color looked on an entire wall- thanks so much for sharing!

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  23. wow.. Your dining room looks beautiful..

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  24. That looks FABULOUS!!! What a great idea! The whole dining room looks beautiful!!!

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  25. This is absolutely breath taking. I have to Pin this! GORGEOUS!

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  26. Absolutely gorgeous.

    Enjoy the rest of the week.

    Greetings from D´Box in Stockholm,
    /CC girl

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  27. I LOVE those curtains in your dining room. The whole room is fabulous!

    Emily
    www.houseintheheights.blogspot.com

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  28. I love this room, and just recently rub'n buffed a frame - that stuff is awesome! Seriously though, I love the idea of framing wrapping paper and it looks great next to those curtains!

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    1. Seriously LOVE Rub n' Buff! Thank you so much for stopping by Katie!

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  29. It looks great. I think the reason it looks good has something to do with the scale. I'm not sure why it works but it could have something to do with the large scale of the curtain panels and the smaller scale of the paper...but I'm not sure about that. I love the chairs. Where did you find them?

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    1. Thank you! Chairs are from Restoration Hardware!

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  30. It is such an inexpensive way to create art in your home. ... framedpaperart.blogspot.com

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