Newsprint Wallpaper

What do you think about newsprint for wallpaper?  I had the random idea of trying this in a small area of of my home for sometime and I just stumbled across the above image in this month’s Country Living .  The home belongs to Sean Scherer, antiques dealer + owner of Kabinett and Kammer in New York.

Newspapers are a bit sentimental to me as my family has been in the business for quite a long time.

I also love the idea of using old letters as wallpaper too.  What can I say, I like words.

What do you think?  Would you use everyday paper like newsprint, old letters, maps, and so on as wallpaper?  Have you seen any other great examples?

Happy Monday, lovelies.  Be sure to check back first thing tomorrow for a really fun giveaway.

images | Country Living Flickr |



  • elissa :: ebb & flow
    Commented on November 14th, 2011 at 6:45am

    i think it’s a great idea! graphic, unexpected details like this totally make a house a home for me.

  • LiveLikeYou
    Commented on November 14th, 2011 at 7:51pm

    Love it. Perfect think outside the box living. And a lot cheaper than regular wallpaper.

  • Miz.November
    Commented on November 14th, 2011 at 8:29pm

    How sweet would a wall covered in handwritten letters be? Adorable.
    My mom and I were just talking about this the other day (newspapers and magazine pages on walls). She told of a family member’s house that she visited when she was little whose walls were papered like this for the purpose of insulation. The image was emblazoned in her mind, as she thought it to be quite fancy, when (in reality) it was a necessity from being so poor.

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  • Robin
    Commented on July 14th, 2014 at 4:26pm

    How do get the wall paper of news paper to stay on the wall?!

  • Trina
    Commented on July 15th, 2014 at 5:10pm

    @Robin, hi robin, i haven’t actually done this myself but i have a friend who has done this with old book pages and i believe she used wallpaper paste.

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