blueprint wallpaper

January 1st, 2009 in member junk     
bluejean bluejean, member
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right side of the wall
close up
over the top of the window
left side of the wall
right side of the wall

right side of the wall

My husband builds custom homes, so it only seemed fitting to use old house plans to wallpaper the back wall of our home office.  I just stapled the blueprints to the wall mostly as is.  I did cut one in half to go over the top of the window.  It is sutble but has impact.

Pattern or design used: My own design - Repurposed Antiques
posted in: member junk, artwork, industrial, white, black, study, office, paper, blue prints, wall paper

Comments (11)

csudderth writes: I really love this idea and it's so appropriate since your husband's a builder. Bet this really gets a lot of comments.
Christy Posted: 9:35 pm on January 3rd
MimiToria writes: This was such a great idea for your husbands office, with him being a builder and all. Very creative and it is so perfect with the industrial basket pcs. Great job.
Gretchen Posted: 11:31 am on January 3rd
FunktionalJunk writes: This is so cool! I like the blueprint idea, but I'm really drawn to your old metal baskets. That combination of something rustic with something that has such clean lines soooo speaks to me! Great job!

Leah Posted: 12:10 am on January 3rd
whiteflower writes: Like everyone else -- love it! It combines some of my favorite things -- neutral colors, simple line graphics and an industrial theme. I'm trying to convince a writer friend of mine to cover the wall over her desk with vintage book pages -- I'll show her this for inspiration! Posted: 9:19 pm on January 2nd
junkermidge writes: THIS IS GREAT! It would have been great for any room, but one
occupied by a builder -- PERFECT. It looks wonderful and your accessories are perfect, too. I've never thought of this before, but I will from now on (note to self: think blueprints for paper). Thank you!
Midge Posted: 3:38 pm on January 2nd
georgiamoon writes: I really like this kind of paper. I worked for an architectural firm once and for Christmas I made little tiny rolled up blueprints tied with ribbon as Christmas ornaments for all my co-workers. It was really cute, there is so much you can do with these sheets...think about how many are thrown away every day! Love your wallpaper idea, it's the greatest! Georgia Posted: 1:49 pm on January 2nd
suewhitney writes: Very clever! Love, love, love it!

Be Well,
Sue Posted: 10:37 am on January 2nd
CottageElements writes: Love this idea! Very creative. Thanks for sharing!

Lani Posted: 9:20 am on January 2nd
SnowmanHill writes: Darling idea!! I love it! Thanks for sharing- Krista Posted: 6:41 pm on January 1st
Meadowview_Farm writes: Great idea! I have seen this done with music sheets, pages from old journals, botanicals....but blueprints - a first!
Thanks so much for sharing!!
Kari Posted: 6:40 pm on January 1st
Junk_Sophisticate writes: How perfect is that! Talk about bringing your work home with you. I love it! It really looks great with your wire baskets and shelving.

Thanks for posting.
Candy Posted: 6:32 pm on January 1st
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