What’s a novelty fabric/wallpaper print? In a nut shell, novelty prints use familiar objects in a cool, repeating pattern. Of course, from a distance it’s hard to tell what the objects are. But then you take a closer look and…surprise!
Fireplace Mantel #26- A Novelty
1. Cover the walls in a novelty fabric (or wallpaper). I chose a print with scissors…that’s right, scissors. :) This one is from Joann’s.
2. Prime and paint the mantel ‘China White’ by Benjamin Moore.
3. On the mantel- I didn’t want a scissor theme display. Too predictable. Instead I played off the print colors- gray (tarnished antique tea set, photographs and mats) & yellow (textured vase, flowers and lemons). Also, note how the model’s hand complements the natural wood frames.
4. Other- If I were to keep going with this design I’d love to use this DWR chair or a set of them for…say a breakfast nook.
(Photos & Styling- Martha Browne)
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