by BoomBoomPrint‘s Eva Dixon
As you may know, you can often ask your local wallpaper store for the out-of-date sample books from last season. This an awesome way to collect hundreds of patterned paper without paying for it at an expensive craft store. Here are some great ways to take advantage of this opportunity:
1. Inside of a Bookcase
Sample books often follow a theme or a color scheme so it’s easy to find 6-12 patterns that fit well together. You can use these papers on the inside of bookshelves to give a bright and unique makeover to any set of shelves.
2. Magazine Files
I Heart Organizing has great instructions for how to cover ordinary boring magazine and file holders into these adorable ones they show here. They suggest scrapbook paper, but why spend the money? Go with a couple different wall paper samples!
3. Inside Drawers
Such a fun and subtle way to add color to a room! This is really great for older furniture that is starting to splinter. The paper protects your clothing and adds a little intrigue to your style. Check out Young House Love for some instructions.
4. Kids Room Decor
This adorable kids craft table is a refurbished thrift find with a great selection of craft papers. Projects like this, with pieces from numerous patterns of paper couldn’t be more perfect for a wallpaper sample book!
5. Books and Notebooks
Covering a notebook, journal, photo album or a copy of someone’s favorite book makes a great unique, personalized gift.