Wallpapered Green Buffet

3 Materials
$50
8 Hours
Easy

I thrifted this vintage Hepplewhite buffet and decided to give it a makeover. I’ve seen wallpaper on furniture before and decided this would be the perfect candidate to give it a try.

Before

I removed all the wood trim around the drawers and doors so I had a flat surface to work with.

I mixed up some Bondo and filled in the rough areas. Once that dried I sanded and primed the entire piece.

I picked up this paintable textured wallpaper from Lowe’s.

I laid out the pattern on my piece making sure it lined up correctly so the pattern would flow.

Once my pattern was lined up I used a razor blade to cut around each one and painters tape to keep it in place just to be sure it was right before I glued it down and trimmed any excess.

All trimmed and ready for the paint!

I mixed a few shades of green chalk paint I had on hand and got the lovely shade. I painted on two coats letting it dry in between coats.

I wanted to accentuate the wallpaper so I used a soft green and dry brushed over the details to make them stand out. Dry brushing is when you barely have any paint on your brush.


Here is the completed look. Wallpaper isn’t just for walls. This is a great way to add some spice to a plain piece of furniture or a damaged piece.


Find me on Instagram doing furniture flips. @pickedandposhed


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  • Diane Diane on Mar 20, 2022

    Hello. This wallpaper has an adhesive, so while I ran it through the water and than booked it i put a coat of modge podge on the table. My philosophy is better safe than seeing my daughter unhappy, lol. I also used it on my kitchen ceiling as it looks like the old tin.

    Are you thinking of experimenting with wallpaper? It is so versatile, I used some on my China cabinet etc, it's easy to get carried away with it. If you do YouTube you'll probably find more examples of adhesives. Have fun 🙂

  • Teresa D. Teresa D. on Apr 16, 2022

    One word; WOW!!!

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