The Weathered Door
The Weathered Door
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Use Paintable Wallpaper to Cover Ruined Furniture Tops


I bought a dresser off craigslist that had a great style, but the top was ruined and paint or stain was not going to hide it. Using a high performance adhesive, I attached the wallpaper, then painted it so it blended with the rest of the dresser. It adds some texture and interest to the top and gives the piece a whole new look!
Painting the wallpaper ties it in with the whole piece.
Painting the wallpaper ties it in with the whole piece.
The wallpaper adds some interest and texture to the top of the dresser.
The wallpaper adds some interest and texture to the top of the dresser.
Get a good adhesive. I used Loctite high performance spray adhesive.
Get a good adhesive. I used Loctite high performance spray adhesive.
use paintable wallpaper to cover ruined furniture tops, painted furniture
use paintable wallpaper to cover ruined furniture tops, painted furniture
use paintable wallpaper to cover ruined furniture tops, painted furniture
The Weathered Door

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  • Brmoorhouse
    on Aug 8, 2016

    Regarding your post about using paintable, textured wallpaper on top of a dresser... did you use a finish on top of the paint on top to protect it?

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  • April Floyd
    on Jul 10, 2014

    I appreciate you showing us this! I have been known to redo old, worn out furniture. I had a beautiful nightstand that I purchased my daughter. After stripping, sanding, staining and resealing the nightstand, I couldn't get over the fact that the top was a different wood (the wood veneer was flaking off so I took it completely off). I didn't know what I wanted to do to "fix" it so I bought my daughter a place mat that matched her room decor and told her to use it on the top. NOW, I think I'm gonna hunt for some freebie textured wallpaper and put on the top. Thanks! This has been a "problem" on my mind for a few years now and now I have a solution!

  • Ter28597530
    on Jul 31, 2017

    I am desperately trying to find this paper that you used (the floral scroll paintable paper) . I used it for my crown molding in my living room and dining room. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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