This Architect Turned His Best Friend's Screenplay Into Wallpaper

Melissa Batchelor Warnke & Elizabeth Gulino
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From House Beautiful

When designing your home, you definitely want a space that feels personal. One way to do this is by putting your own personal spin on some wallpaper—surprisingly, giving your wallpaper the DIY treatment is much easier than it looks. Just ask architect Eric Olsen, who took (literal) pages from his best friend Paul Fruchbom's movie screenplay and turned them into an entire wall of readable art.


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Step One: Find Your Material

“I called his wife and said, ‘I want to use the script as wallpaper and surprise him,’” Eric recalls about using his friend's work. If you don't know any screenwriters, you'll need to get a little bit more creative for your DIY wallpaper. Anything with sentimental value that could easily be stuck to a wall is a winner, like old letters or even photos.


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Step Two: Add Character

To give the movie script wallpaper a more worn, antique look, Eric used coffee all over the pages. You can do something similar with your own materials if you're looking for a vintage look, but make sure whatever you do you make your own!


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Step Three: Make It Stick

Olsen used shellac to get these pages to stick to the powder room walls. You can also use materials like wallpaper paste and other adhesives, depending on what exactly you're using for your DIY wallpaper and the surface you want to stick it to.

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