Guest Blogger: Georgia Niblock
I recently purchased a used armoire for $50. It had a huge hole in the back; probably for a TV at one time. I wanted to use it as a hutch. I removed the top doors and created a pretty DIY background.
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!
I decided plywood would be the easiest material to use to cover the hole in the back of the armoire. My husband purchased a sheet at Lowes, and cut it down to size.
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!
After I applied one coat of grey paint, the wallpaper looked like this. I let it dry completely before applying the white paint.
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!
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