Friday, April 23, 2010

DIY Chinoiserie Wall Panels


Pictured above is Scalamandre Ming Circus wallpaper that was number one on our list of the top ten wallpapers. You can purchase it for about $200 a roll. Pictured below is a pair of French framed wallpaper panels circa 1910 at 1st dibs for $5,800. This is a perfect example of how you can buy a roll of Chinoiserie wallpaper you love, frame two sections of it, and you will have a wonderful pair of panels for your home. There are many new Chinoiserie wallpapers at all price points and you can also be on the lookout on eBay for vintage Chinoiserie wallpaper. A fabulous source for vintage Chinoiserie wallpaper in New York City and online is Secondhand Rose.





12 comments:

Marija said...

I will definitely check out that source for something unique (though I can't promise I'll do it diy - i'm just not that patient ;)

Have a great weekend!

Marija

*Chic Provence* said...

Great solution for using a "reasonable" amount of very expensive wallpaper for great, portable impact..

bien fait, mon amie!

Kit

Karena said...

Beautiful I love the red background!! Perfect!

Karena
Art by Karena

Lyn said...

I love the idea of framing such artful pieces. The chinoiserie pieces you show are so whimsical, I adore them!
x Lyn (LINI)

Theresa Cheek said...

Great idea Beth! MIng Circus has been one of my favorites for years. It should be viewed as an investment when purchasing high end wallpaper...it is a true art form!

Theresa

Style Redux 2 said...

Marija-I intended by DIY that one would find a high end vintage or new paper and have it framed.

Style Redux 2 said...

Kit-I plan to do this for my home.

Style Redux 2 said...

Karena-I love the red too.

Style Redux 2 said...

Lyn-Thanks-hope you were inspired.

Style Redux 2 said...

Theresa-Well said. And portable like art and unlike wallpaper.

Averill said...

I'm planning on framing the remnants of my Summer Palace for my entryway. This is a great idea.

Style Redux 2 said...

Averill-Oh absolutely!