Saturday, September 13, 2008

If Walls and Floors Could Talk

While helping my in-laws renovate their latest project (my MiL collects houses like some people collect Precious Moments figurines or whatever), I had the unique opportunity of recovering some antique newspapers from the 1930s (under the linoleum in an upstairs room) and carefully removing some vintage wallpaper where it stuck out from behind the paneling. My MiL doesn't even want to think about removing the paneling because it will open a can of worms she is not willing to deal with (drat!) The little bit of wall paper I did salvage (4 layers, each more beautiful than the last) will be used in collages. The newspapers also will be collage fodder... after I read some! On a society page, the women were dressed like it was still the roaring twenties and the fashion illustrations are likewise fabulous. It's all a little grimy, but careful dusting with a damp cloth brings it back to life- and will help the glue stick. Watch for vintage art made with authentic materials!


The Other Side of Me said...

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving sucha lovely comment. I love your blog banner!

This must be some old home to have 4 layers of vaintage wallpaper to go through! Looking forward to seeing what you make with them.
See you soon

Laura said...

What finds!!!! You must have been very excited to see the layers underneath! Can't wait to see what you do with them!!!

Donna said...

I can't Wait to see what you do with these!!! What an adventure!! Happy night sweetie!hughugs

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

That is really cool..
xoxo Nita

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

Thinking of you today..xoxo Nita