Vintage Wallpaper Display Repurposed into a Mirror

January 25th, 2018 in blog, member junk     
JunkArchitect Jim Healy, editor
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Its Washable...Good!
You know you’re having a good time if the walls need a scrubbin when you’re finished!
I constructed a wooden frame to hold the mirror. The frame was then attached to the back of the display.
A piece of galvanized metal from an old cooler adds a little detail to the bottom.
It’s lithographed Masonite with great vintage graphics.
Heres the back side showing the wire frame which held the rolls. I dont know what Ill do with it but I saved it...ya know, just in case.
Is there anything they didn’t stick this stuff on!? It’s even on the window.
OMG...they covered the window in the babys room!
What a name! It sounds more like an ointment for some horrific rash.
~Apply twice a day...FOREVER!~
Its Washable...Good!
You know you’re having a good time if the walls need a scrubbin when you’re finished!

"It's Washable"...Good!

You know you’re having a good time if the walls need a scrubbin' when you’re finished!

Photo: Jim Healy - Junk Architect (copyright 2012)

An old wallpaper display is transformed into a conversation piece, I hope, with the addition of a mirror.

Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Jim Healy - Junk Architect (copyright 2012)
posted in: blog, member junk, vintage, wood, glass, frame, mirror, advertising, galvanized, jim healy, junk architect, display

Comments (17)

1retrogal writes: That is awesome and fun! Love the graphics. Smart idea. :) Posted: 4:59 pm on December 12th
vintagegypsy97 writes: I love it!!!! Posted: 1:42 pm on December 12th
LloydsLandingofSears writes: I'm a sucker for wallpaper and border, and love your display of it in your project along with incorporating the mirror. I guess you know by now that you are highly admired by your abilities to pull these projects together, and especially with how unique they are. WOW is all I can say! ~Mary~ Posted: 6:40 pm on December 10th
just_old_stuff writes: I adore this frame. What fantastic colors and vintage graphics. I want it!!

B Posted: 3:08 pm on December 8th
suewhitney writes: This just brings a ray of sunshine to my life. Fabulous as always, Jimbo!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 10:41 am on December 8th
JunkArchitect writes: Thanks everyone!
Have a great hoiliday season...!!!

Posted: 5:55 am on December 7th
CottageElements writes: They sure did make creative wallpaper back in the days didn't they. What a great find and a perfection transformation. Definitely a conversation piece!

Lani Posted: 6:51 am on December 5th
gadgetsponge writes: Awesome - as always! Truly great graphics and colors. A little obsessive on the use in the graphics - as you mentioned. Haha! Your room is coming together nicely! Posted: 6:49 am on December 1st
writes: I love all the colors and vintage graphics.

Posted: 7:11 pm on November 27th
TinTinJunkFan writes: How fun! Love this!

Posted: 9:34 am on November 27th
MakinItHappen writes: Wow, where do you find this stuff? Looks like the precursor to Contact paper. Anyway, I love your mirror. Fun, fun, fun!

Posted: 9:25 am on November 27th
AtticusFinch writes: Really cool mirror. VITROPHANE sorta goes along with "Vita-meta-vegiman for happy pappy people".

It would be really cool to find a roll of this Vitrophane paper...

Good job JA!


Posted: 4:39 pm on November 26th
suewhitney writes: Hilarious! Love it, Jimbo!

Posted: 8:54 am on November 26th
Funky_Junk_Donna writes:
Hahahaha! Cracking up at the words, not the project...

Fabulous design as always Jim, I've needed a junk jim fix (I should copyright that) for a good long time!


Posted: 8:02 am on November 26th
G writes: No self respecting homemaker of the 1950's would be caught without using Vitrophane on every single surface you can possibly think of. Thank goodness the family pets were spared..!
This mirror is an absolute kick..! Another project well done..!! Posted: 7:30 am on November 26th
georgiamoon writes: Hahahahaha! Thanks for the laughs this morning. Your commentary is HYSTERICAL! The graphics are amazing and the details you added are perfect. Love the touch of galvi on the bottom and it looks great in your new lounge. You must be having a ball with a whole new room to add your projects to. Can't wait to see what you come up with next! You are a riot!

Posted: 7:09 am on November 26th
Junkpony writes: Great job... and yes, Vitrophane sounds like some frightening stuff. Your photo captions crack me up! Posted: 6:26 am on November 26th
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