The Day Printed Paper Met Painted Wood

They call it serendipity.

A few boards Mod Podged with scrapbook paper were on the floor, waiting for the next step: stenciling with paints.

I took a break to open a really special package that arrived from Hammer & Hand Imports. It’s an old piece of weathered painted wood from India, and it’s going back to India. It will go under a granite counter in the India pied-à-terre’s master bathroom.

But look to the left at the papers … and back to the right at the painted wood … and … hey! These go together really well! Let’s put them together and take a bazillion photos like a crazy drooling person with a fetish for paper and wood. Sounds like a great Saturday night.

Here’s the whole thing:


Little compositions:




So here’s an idea, what about decoupage shelves with printed scrapbook papers, then attach weathered, chippy-painted wood underneath the shelves? Hang the shelves and set simple things on them, because the shelves alone would be decorative enough.



I hope this inspires you to put some unexpected things together. What would you do with printed papers and painted wood?

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3 Replies to “The Day Printed Paper Met Painted Wood”

  1. Pingback: The Good Word: A Man Paints with his brain » THE GOOD WORD
  2. This is great! Glad to find your blog and the ideas for your India apartment. How fabulous! Glad the door header arrived and that you love it. – Amy & Chris – Hammer & Hand

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