My Vintage Wallpaper Discovery

As my husband and I pulled off the old 70’s wallpaper from the dining room walls, we made another discovery we didn’t expect! The original vintage wallpaper from 1950!!

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So… you may have already seen photos of the old vintage wallpaper we found when we pulled off the top layer of wallpaper.

So we finally pulled the rest of the carpet off the floor and the hardwood isn’t too bad. But there are a couple of places that really need repairing.

Also, about the wallpaper. The longer I live with it the more it’s growing on me – in a weird sort of way. I can’t really explain it.

So, I told my husband (who loves the wallpaper) that I might want to keep this one wall (pictured above) of wallpaper and paint the other three walls a complementary color.

But what color?

And do I really want to restore the wallpaper? And how would I restore the wallpaper? Paint? Watercolors? I can’t afford to hire someone to do it for me.

Here’s a short video of my dining room so you can see what I’m really working with. Yes, in the photos is looks charming, but I think this video shows the damage pretty well.

So… any ideas? I’m stumped. Sort of.

I’m linking this post up with Thrifty Decor Chick’s Before and After Linky Party. Be sure to check out all the other makeovers going on!

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