Friday, October 22, 2010

This Paper for This Table

I've painted my yard sale find with leftover Farrow & Ball Shaded White but am thinking about using this Renato Crepaldi french curled marbled paper from to cover the top and lower two shelves. The idea for doing this came after reading this post on designer Capelloe Kincheloe's blog. However, because patience is not one of my virtues, I've already bought the paper without ordering a sample. It's beautiful but it's a bit darker than it appeared on my computer screen. My daughter liked it though and thinks it will work in my bedroom so I'll go ahead with it this weekend. Wish me luck! Oh, and any advice for attaching paper to wood and applying polyurethane is welcome.


L. Sloan said...

my only advice is yes! definitely do it! love that paper.

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

No experience doing a similar project, but love your plan!! Can't wait to see how it looks and please share details! Janell

HeddyShea said...

Ooh, love that paper. Can't wait to see the final product!

Teresa at Splendid Sass said...

Beautiful wallpaper, and I think it will be perfect for your shelves. Can't wait to see the finished project!
Have a nice weekend.

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

Definitely yes! Can't wait to see it all finished:)

Jennifer said...

I used spray adhesive to attach a faux shagreen wallpaper to wood recently. It has come up a bit around the edges, but I'm pretty sure that is my fault. I was indoors and trying not to get the adhesive all over everything (it's messy!) but I hadn't thought to tape off the parts of the piece where I didn't want it to go. So, if you go that route, go outdoors, and cover everything you don't want to get sticky!

Jennifer said...

Also meant to say that I think this will be beautiful!

Karena said...

Michelle that paper is breathtaking. I am thinking of papering the inside of my dropleaf desk!
Art by Karena

Karena said...

Oh and ask Kate fron Censational Girl!

Art by Karena

Jane K. Schott said...

This will look fabulous when it is finished....great combination.

VictoriaArt said...

Looks great.
I would perhaps use wall paper adhesive. on the top shelf you could lay a piece of glass for protection. So you do not have to mess with varnish or polyurethane.
Good luck and enjoy your finished product. Can't wait to se it!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Oh yes, please!!

ArchitectDesign™ said...

I've never done it myself -so would love pointers as was thinking of doing this for a friends table! Can't wait to see the final product!

Capella Kincheloe Interior Design said...

I used mod podge to glue the paper to my table, it was a little wet and too much could have made the paper too wet, luckily the paper is pretty thick. The pattern also hides most mistakes. Looks great!

pretty pink tulips said...

Oh, it's so fantastic. It's going to look great!!!

home before dark said...

I made a 4-panel screen with wallpaper. I primed and used wallpaper paste. THEN: glazed over and a coat of water-based poly. Been together for 15 years.

The Zhush said...

No advice...but I bet it comes out truly gorgeous! Love Marbled paper like this!

Renee Finberg said...

this is going to be a successful project.
i know it.
the paper is fabulous and will look aged once the poly is applied.
the only thing to remember is that when you apply it make sure and let it dry for at least a day before each layer is applied.
i look forward to seeing this finished.

Anonymous said...

You completely did the right thing. You can pull the trigger really fast when you have a black belt in shopping. That's the whole point.

S and N said...

We really like Farrow & Ball's shaded white (it's on our kitchen walls now as our interim paint colour while we complete our renovation, and it's really grown on us). Was yours leftover from a larger project? I'd love to see a photo of a completed room painted shaded white.

Anonymous said...

I installed a fabulous cabinet in a dining room last year that was lined with a a handmade Italian paper. Opening the doors was a total delight. Go for it!

My Notting Hill said...

S & N - Hi. I saw your comment about Shaded White. I painted part of my kitchen with it and then realized I really need to hire a professional painter (walls not in great shape) I love the color though. If you google "rooms painted farrow ball shaded white" and click images you'll see a number of rooms come up. Good luck w/it - send an image if you do paint it.

Laura Casey Interiors said...

Can't wait to see how it turns out! I love the paper and the idea.

jules @ The Diversion Project said...

googd luck, hope it is working out ok! i think it will look brilliant, looking forward to seeing the end result.

renatocrepaldi808 said...

Wow ! That’s my paper! I mean, I did marble it!
It is so nice to find where one of my papers ended up and what is being done with it….I love the Internet!
Anyway, I hope I am not late to give you some advice on how to attach it to the furniture.
The paper is thin; (80gsm) it absorbs moisture quickly and when it does, it expands so, if you try to apply the glue on the paper and stick it in the shelf while it is expanding, you are going to have problems.
My advice is:
Cut the paper one inch bigger than the shelf size.
With a sponge, soak the back of the paper with water…. let it sit for five minutes, so it can absorb the water and expand .
Dry the excess of water from the paper.
Make a 2” inches roll with the dampened paper, with the design inside and the face to be glued on the outside of the roll.
Apply the glue in the shelf.
Match the end of the paper (the tip of the roll) in one end of the shelf, and slowly unroll the paper through the shelf until you reach the other end. Use a soft cloth to smooth the wrinkles and bubbles that may appear as you unroll the paper.
Trim the edges of the paper only after the paper had dried a little or it will tear.
You can use a pH neutral PVA glue or Wallpaper glue. The Wallpaper paste takes longer to dry so, it is more forgiving than PVA. It allows you to easily smooth the wrinkles and bubbles.
Did you know the pattern/design you chose is a very traditional one? It is called French Curl. It truly represents the golden era of the French marbling, the French Curl was extensively used for endpapers since about mid 17th century and continued to be used in Europe and England until about mid 19th century.
Good luck!
Renato Crepaldi.


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