Thursday, February 25, 2010

I've got gluesticks

To glue or not to glue, that is my question??? I have the vintage wallpaper tacked up behind everything and I just haven't commited to gluing them in place yet.

What do you think, should I glue them? Just I spent $150 on this Rachel Ashwell Simply Shabby Chic book shelf that I LOVE .And once it's glued thats it theres no turning back should I change my mind someday. So what do you think?

Glue or not glue?? I am leaning towards gluing ....would love to hear what you think???

39 comments:

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

I am thinking glue because you can always change it someday by just glueing over the paper with whatever you would like to do ~
xoxo
Lori

Elyse said...

hi andrea,

i just did something similar and backed a tall bookcase with floral paper. because i know myself and that i change preferences often, i just used masking tape.

hope that helped.

xo
elyse

ozma of odds said...

...be who you are today and love what you love! Tomorrow will bring you what you need:)
I say, put your pretty paper up! xo

Julie said...

Go for it! It's fabulous paper, and will look beautiful with everything! GLUE!

Constance said...

Use rubber cement! It will hold indefinitely and will peel away clean when you're ready for a change! The best of both worlds! Really!t

FILIGREE MOON said...

Oh, I say glue away! Or, if you are timid to commit to the look, you could cut foamcore board to size, glue the papers onto that, and then just pop the board back into the shelf. The papers are so pretty! ~ Angela

Crafty Gal Linda said...

I would glue and then I think you could get it off with a heat tool if you wanted to change it down the road.

Marianne@Songbird said...

I like the suggestion to glue with a removable glue the best, because that's what I was thinking. Commit for the short term.

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

Have you thought about a "false" backing that could be covered with the paper? It would look just like the back of the cupboard, but could be removed if you get the urge to redecorate!

It's a lovely piece!

OH - you said glue sticks??? Whatever you do - don't hot glue it!

seanymph said...

I just saw on another blog (cant remember where tho) the woman did this to hers too.......she used foam board cut to fit then covered that with the paper. This way you didnt permanently ruin the furniture but could still have that look. Plus you could change it later if you wanted too.

Lorrie said...

I tend to change my decor from time to time (ahem) and I used double sided tape to put music paper on the back of my china cabinet.
Some people are more willing to commit than I am - do what suits you!

Lorrie

A Cottage Muse said...

I think you should use foam board so you can commit but not commit at the same time. Good luck!

mari said...

there is a double use glue in the scrap-booking dept. of craft stores. you apply to the paper and let it dry before sticking it to the surface of your choice. it will stick and then peel away when you need it to. i'm sorry but i don't remember what it is called. i have used it and it is wonderful.

Leanne said...

not glue... what if you want to use a piece of it in your art? Or do something different?

Petite Michelle Louise said...

glue away!!! it will look lovely and you can always glue over it or strip it off if you ever change your mind.but...how could you??those wallpaper prints are too beautiful to ever get tired of looking at!

warmly,
~*~*~*~michelle~*~*~*~*~

sjmcdowell said...

http://www.teachchildren.com/stk02010.html

Hi!! I found this site for you that has reusable adhesive. You can then change out your papers or what ever else you would like to put there.
Just another suggestion instead of glue sticks.
Enjoy!! Susan

Sarah said...

Hi Andrea,

My vote is to not glue........vintage wallpaper is so precious to me and if you decide you want to change it up or use the paper in a project you will be out of luck. I personally would got with double sided tape or like some of the others suggested, cut foam board or cardboard to fit and then tape the paper onto that. I am currently searching for a vintage/antique white chippy hutch and I plan on doing that with vintage ledger paper. xoxoxo, Sarah

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Go for the glue, Andrea! The vintage wallpaper looks so wonderful there!

LiLi M. said...

Why shouldn't you be able to get the wallpaper off IF and I said IF you are tired of the vintage wallpaper? I think you can easily take it off. So just glue!

Lori said...

here is what i would do if i were not sure about it...i would get large pieces of matboard cut to size and glue the paper on that...then you can just push the matboard against the back of the shelf...all of your supplies should hold it in place...when you get tired of it, or if you do...just pull it out...and you can use your papered matboard for collage backrounds...matboard is better than foam board if you choose to use for collages in the future...i think so anyhoo...

Micayla said...

To be honest I like it as it is....it looks shabby around the edges, undone and whimsical. Perfect if you ask me!
Micayla x

debi said...

Pull out the glue! I think it's beautiful!

Connie said...

I did the same thing to my china cabinet with paper, BUT if you use glue sticks than the "bumps/unevenness" will show. I used mod podge and it works great. Just a little around the edges and pressed and it's been holding for over a year now, sugar.
xoxo,
Connie

Shelly said...

Use wall paper glue, easy enough to remove if you decide to change!

Shell

The Feathered Nest said...

Hey sweet girl, how about double stick tape? That way, it's not permanent but still holds well....

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Hi Andrea,
NO GLUE..just use double sided tape! I have done that and am happy with the results and when you want to change it, remove paper and use goo-gone to take the tape off!
Happy weekend!
Warmly,
Deb :)

Auntie Cake said...

I just did something like that, I used double sided tape. I love to change my decorating around a lot, so thought that double sided tape would be an easy solution! Good luck the papers you have are beautiful!
Kate

Linda B said...

I vote for the one that said to use rubber cement.

caroline joy said...

Love your studio! I would say no glue -- but I have a tendency to want to change things out often... :)

Valarie said...

You could always glue the wallpaper to a heavy cardboard and then just tack the cardboard up....I say go for it.
Have a fabulous day.
xxoo Valarie

Annesphamily said...

Tough call, I would something that could be changed up. Looks like lots of great ideas here!

Tracey said...

double sided tape just incase or wall paper paste thats easy to remove.
love tracey

Madison said...

Wait.. I know this one... wait for it.... wait for it.... SORRY I GOT NOTHIN!

Marie said...

cut thin wood, cardboard, cardstock the same dimensions as the backwall of the shelf, then "paper" it. this will also allow you to change out the paper for new patterns in the future.
marie

vivian said...

you know the nike saying.. just do it? how about "just glue it!"
(sorry.. i really am pretty corny sometimes!)
vivian

carmenleigh said...

Glue for it!!!!!

Just Me said...

I have made "inserts," such as already suggested, using several methods. Lay out a piece of plastic wrap larger than your choice of board material, place your paper on the "board," & place the "board" on top of the paper; snug & tape the plastic wrap ends to the back of the board, & affix to the cabinet back. You can sandwich the paper between the "board" and a piece of glass or thin acrylic cut to the size of the board material. Putting the paper through a laminater or using clear contact paper on both sides of the paper makes a sturdy mat which will sit against or affix to the back of the shelf. The mat can be cut for use in future creations. Dimension can be achieved by adding little things within the layers.

Barbara Jean said...

There is a glue that is removable. I'd have to check at my shop to see what the name is. Let me know if you want it.
That would be great though, cause you can glue it, but then remove it later if you choose. It is repositioning.

Blessings

barbara jean

PS looks great. great cupboard.

meandering pearl said...

oh put it on anyway you like, its very beautiful, & so is your blog!!! loveliest wishes