Framed Wallpaper Panels

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When I inherited some awesome leftover wallpaper from my aunt and uncle, I knew that I definitely wanted to use it. However, with the possibility of a move in our future someday, I did not want to commit to putting it straight on the wall. So, I whipped up these framed wallpaper panels to showcase this beautiful woods wallpaper.

Woods Wallpaper

Paint Brush

Wallpaper Paste

Credit Card (for smoothing out the bumps)

MDF Board (cut to size)

Decorative Trim

White Paint

Wood Glue

Command Large Picture-Hanging Strips

I started by cutting the MDF board and trim pieces to my desired lengths (with a little help from the hubs).
Next, I measured and cut the wallpaper to fit on the board. Using the paint brush, I applied wallpaper paste to the back of the wallpaper and attached it to the board.
While that dried, I painted the mitered trim pieces and then used wood glue to stick them on around the edges of the panel, creating a pretty frame.
Finally, using Command Strips, I carefully hung the panels on the wall (after measuring where they would go.) They only weighed about 6.5 lbs each, so hopefully they will stay up on the wall without a problem.
The panels are now happily hanging in our bedroom and I love that I can enjoy them everyday. Check out all of the measurements and details on our blog!
Elizabeth Joan Designs
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  • Esther Marie Hernandez Esther Marie Hernandez on May 15, 2018

    I like it, it looks good and doesn't look shoddy. Why use the command hooks and not anything else??

  • Monique Monique on Sep 30, 2018

    Great idea especially if living in a rented home/appt. Command hooks greatest invention, aren't they?? 😊

  • Beverly Beverly on Sep 30, 2018

    I just love it first. But how did you do the way the panel one rised then one not.

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  • Susan Grayson Susan Grayson on Nov 01, 2018

    I'd like to try this ! I need to check how expensive wallpaper panels are though......🙃

  • Susie Susie on Jan 06, 2019

    Great project, without wallpapering an entire room, and mobile, too. You can also fold and glue the wallpaper over foam core, like you might fabric, to make a lighter weight panel.