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How to make: Extra Large Wallpaper Panels

  1. Janell @ Isabella and Max

    June 16th, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    Just right, a great way to bring in wallpaper without the commitment of putting actually on the walls. Janell

  2. Kristen @ ladybug-blessings.com

    June 16th, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    those look great!!

  3. LindsB

    June 16th, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    What a great find via a simple google search! They look great in the hallway here- makes such a statement!!

  4. Shorely Chic

    June 16th, 2010 at 4:50 pm

    so great – thank you for this info!

    I hope you will be giving us a tour of the finished home 🙂

  5. In the Tweeds

    June 16th, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    They look great!!! Love how it makes such a big statement!

  6. SogniSorrisi

    June 16th, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    What a great idea for a DIY! Such a statement piece!

  7. jess@birdhouse

    June 16th, 2010 at 5:01 pm

    Looks great! Where did the pendant light come from? Love the shadows it makes in the space.

  8. Flavia @ Estilo Home

    June 16th, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    Thanks for this post! It really always seemed so easy to just frame wallpaper, but I'm glad I know the right way to do it now! Your client's home is looking great.

  9. Averill

    June 16th, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    This is EXACTLY what I was looking for, Camila! I have an extra roll of Summer Palace from my powder room and wanted to do three panels for my giant stairwell but didn't want to pay big bucks to have custom frames made. Hurrah!

  10. Shannon

    June 16th, 2010 at 5:13 pm

    Is it sad that I consider that project pretty ambitious??? That paper is freaking gorgeous though!

  11. Katie (Re:fresh Design Studio)

    June 16th, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    It looks great, Camila! Just curious about the time it takes for you to get these projects ready before the install? Are you charging hourly for the time it takes for you to do all these projects, along with the install and coming up with the design?

    Thanks!

  12. Hilary Dow-Ward

    June 16th, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    In addition to the fabulous panels, let's talk about the fabulous light fixture! Where is it from? It's awesome.

  13. Cristin

    June 16th, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    That is a great way to use wallpaper with out the commitment! Love it!

    xo,
    cristin

  14. Helena - A Diary of Lovely

    June 16th, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    genius!! Great find and fantastic work, I love the choice of wallpaper too, works so well in the house

  15. Laura@JourneyChic

    June 16th, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    Your husband seems like such a gem, helping out with your projects! I hope you throw him some commission now and then. Or at least a beer. 🙂

  16. Mrs. Chic

    June 16th, 2010 at 6:45 pm

    perfect size for such a large space, those are huge! The wallpaper in them looks very fun

  17. High-Heeled Foot in the door

    June 16th, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    Hi All,

    The super cool light is from here: http://www.dwr.com/product/lighting/ceiling/pendants-chandeliers/coral-pendant.do?sortby=ourPicks

    It was my clients and they painted it.

    Making the panels and installing was super easy.

  18. coolkids

    June 16th, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    what a great impact! super idea!

  19. {Amanda}

    June 16th, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    Gorgeous! I love the idea! ♥

    * http://donandamanda.blogspot.com *
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  20. Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle

    June 16th, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    Thanks for sharing. There is a frame shop near us that sells that type of frame component. I've used them several times and they are so easy to put together-it's the glass for the frames that is expensive.

  21. Jaime @ La vie...J'aime

    June 17th, 2010 at 12:19 am

    That looks awesome! Fab pattern 🙂

  22. Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions

    June 17th, 2010 at 1:25 am

    I actually suggested this idea/option to a client who has an entry hall like your clients. We are keeping it on the back burner for now in case we come across another idea. Would you do it again and do you recommend it?

  23. MyLittleHappyPlace

    June 17th, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    Love, LOVE it!

  24. stylewannabee

    June 17th, 2010 at 3:09 pm

    so how do you know when it is "cool" to frame wallpaper and when it's "tacky" to frame wallpaper?

  25. Christiana

    June 17th, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    So cool! What a fantastic idea!!

  26. janine

    June 17th, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    I'm sure you know best, but why couldn't you use poster hangers (http://www.posterhanger.com/). i've used them with marimekko fabric and they got the job done (I was ripping off CB2 http://www.cb2.com/family.aspx?c=11011&f=5490).

  27. Jessica O'Brien

    June 19th, 2010 at 12:52 am

    wow! impressive both in your originality and tenacity to get it done, as well as the final project. thanks for sharing with us!

  28. High-Heeled Foot in the door

    June 19th, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    Hi Janine,

    Thanks for that great source.

    We wanted a more formal look for the panels so having them in a frame was key for us.

    I didn't want them going anywhere and I'm afraid that with the large size we were working with that with the poster hanger system it would have been flying everywhere.

    Thanks for letting me know about the company! I will keep them in mind for future projects!

  29. Jenny @ Anything Pretty

    June 21st, 2010 at 3:49 am

    Wow those frames were a great find! I love how the wallpaper brings so much pattern to the space but yet don't require the commitment. They look perfect!

  30. Hello Lover...

    June 22nd, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    Turned out great – I also really love the lighting!

  31. Kate Collins Interiors

    July 30th, 2010 at 8:03 pm

    You are a godsend. It's the cost of framing that has been keeping me back from suggesting such a thing for clients. Thank you!

  32. Anonymous

    October 18th, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    Hi!
    I have a question. Did you have a problem adhering the wallpaper to the Eucaboard? Did the wallpaper eventually warp or is it still in good shape? I'm just trying to figure out how to properly adhere the wall paper without it warping. I was thinking of just adhering the wallpaper to the foamcore, but an artists friend of mine said I'll have to paint the foamcore on both sides before adhering the wall paper so that it doesn't warp. Any suggestions? I'm going to order the frames from the same suppliers you ordered yours from. =)

    Thanks for your time!

  33. Shantel Firestein

    May 31st, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    Once I originally commented I clicked the “Notify me when new feedback are added” checkbox and now each time a remark is added I get four emails with the same comment. Is there any way you can take away me from that service? Thanks

  34. effortless

    June 1st, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    Hi Shantel,

    Sorry about that. I will contact my programmer and see if I can fix it on my end.

    -Camila

  35. Geri Sherwood

    January 7th, 2012 at 11:17 pm

    Great idea! What kind of board did you use?

  36. effortless

    January 10th, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    We used yucca board. It can be found at your local hardware store.

  37. Beverly

    February 23rd, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    thank you for sharing! you’re blog is sooo helpful. i cant wait to try this out myself. we have been searching for large wall “art” forever and this is the perfect economic solution to our design dilemma!!

    thanks you again for sharing!!!

  38. Lindsay

    January 6th, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    I loved this idea as soon as I saw it, and have now made 4 wallpaper panels to hang over my couch. I was in touch with the wholesale framing website that you suggested, but they don’t ship to Canada. If there is any other Canadians out there who would like to frame wallpaper panels at a reasonable price, there is another wholesale framing place in Canada. The website is http://www.matshop.ca. They ship to both Canada and the United States.

  39. effortless

    January 6th, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    Oh that’s great! Thanks for sharing the CA source. Do you have any pictures of your panels?

  40. Lindsay

    January 8th, 2013 at 11:24 am

    I just ordered my frames. They should be here by the end of the week. Once my panels are framed, I can send some pictures.

  41. Lianna Utley

    November 1st, 2018 at 2:57 pm

    Did the extra hardware come with the frames? I love this I am going to copy you step by step! thanks for sharing!

  42. effortless

    November 6th, 2018 at 8:49 pm

    I’m so sorry, but I don’t remember. I did this project so many years ago. I’m sure if you email them they will let you know.

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