DIY Wall Paper Border Tutorial
My parents recently acquired a fifth wheel trailer, and my mom has set out to redecorate the interior of it. For some reason most travel trailers have the worst textiles and and borders in them! They feel a little like grandma at the beach with their neutral colors and palm trees. This fifth wheel was no different, and my mom had to do something about it!
The wall paper border is the first project. I am normally not a fan of wall paper border period, but my mom had seen a border that looked like red tin. It reminds me of the tin back splashes you can buy at Lowes or Home Depot. My mom never could find anywhere to buy the border, so she decided to attempt it herself. The results are amazing! Here’s what she did…
First, she found a paintable, patterned border that she liked. She rolled it out on a table and painted it with a red satin finish paint.
After the paint dried, she applied a coat of metal glaze over the top of the red paint.
When the glaze dried, she lightly applied a bronzing rub to parts of the raised design.
So here is the border that was up already…
And here is the new DIY border up in its place!
You can really see a difference in this side by side comparison!
This project didn’t cost too much in supplies, but the results are awesome! I love the tin/metal look of the border. What do you think?