This has got to be one of my most favorite DIY's in a really long time. It's fast, easy and cheap. But it also really makes a statement and is a fun way to make a big impact where you need it most.
A couple of years ago I painted 3/4 of a short wall in the boys room with black chalkboard paint. It was fun and something about the big black wall anchors everything visually. Apparently I didn't really love it, because this is the only picture I can find. The wall is about 10 feet long -
You get the idea - it was just a big chalk board. On the wall. That didn't really lend anything to the room design wise.
While I was putting together my Restoration Hardware knock-off I had a light bulb moment.
I think I started gluing pages on the wall the second I was done with the sign. I glued pages onto the wall starting at the ceiling in the corner and working my way across the wall.
When I was finished with actually covering the wall, I randomly glued pages up to hide seams I didn't like and to sort of separate the criss cross lines the edges of the pages made. I didn't want it to look like I was trying to have perfectly aligned pages across the wall.
This is what I was left with.
I love the crinkly, curling pages! The color and texture make me happy! Squeee!
I like the way the pages meet the black - so I'm not going to trim it out right now. But that could change.
Almost finished! I've got just a few more things that need some work (remember that broken dresser drawer I was talking about?).
I'd love to hear your comments on my book page wall!