Guest Blogger: Georgia Niblock
I’m going to show you how to create a beautiful faux patina background on paintable wallpaper using House&Canvas Furniture Paint in River Rock and Angora. This background can be used for whatever kind of project you want! So easy!
We attached the plywood on the inside of the armoire using a cordless drill and screws.
We placed a screw in each corner, and one in the center at both the top and bottom of the plywood.
This is a view from the outside back of the armoire. It gives you an idea of the hole we covered.
I had this roll of paintable wallpaper leftover from another project. I liked the pattern and decided it would be great for this project.
I measured the area I planned to cover with the wallpaper. After doing so, I cut two pieces of wallpaper, one for the top and one for the bottom. I made sure to line them up, before painting to see if they matched upright.
I wanted a patina, tin-ish kind of look. To achieve this, I first applied House&Canvas Furniture Paint in River Rock, to both sheets of wallpaper. This is a really pretty grey, and was perfect for this project!
In order to create a patina look, I applied a good amount of white paint on my round brush. I used House&Canvas paint, in Angora, to achieve the white patina. I wanted it to have a textured feel; and decided using a blotting effect would work.
I literally blotted the white paint on top of the grey. I did this all over both sheets of wallpaper.
After the paint has dried, you should have a pretty patina appearance. I sealed it using the House&Canvas Furniture Wax in clear.
I used tacky glue to attach the wallpaper. I chose this method because I had it on hand, and it holds up well.
I really love the white patina against the wood!