Monday, December 31, 2012

Aged Paper Projects

I love all kinds of aged paper - sheet music, book pages, labels, etc..  I'm not sure what it is, but when I see an aged, stained, paper anything, I'm drawn in.  Lots of my projects have been inspired by my love of antique paper.  I decided to put them all together in one post.

The first and most important project is making your own antique sheet music.  At the time I could not find any antique sheet music so I needed to make my own.  This was the perfect answer.  My favorite project used this antiquing method on paper grocery bags to cover a dress form.

                                   I used the same paper to back this stenciled window.

                 My most popular paper project was my French Graphic buckets and baskets.

                              I also antiqued this French label to revamp an old trunk.

                                      Of course I love to use  antique paper on furniture. 

                                                                    Book Page Table

                                                              Sheet Music Table

                                                             Sheet music lined drawer

Book pages and sheet music make great accent pieces, too.  I covered plywood to make this fireplace insert.

                                                                    Book Pages on Old Doors


                                                                      Dream Banner

Well I think that's all of them.  For now anyway.  I will be joining the following parties..

 The Farmhouse Porch for Cowgirl up
Redoux Link Party
Knick of Time TuesdaySavvy Southern Style for Wow Us WednesdaysDIY by Design
Primp for Primp Your Stuff Wednesday
 Restore Interiors for Restored it Wednesday

Domestically Speaking for the Power of Paint party
The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursday

The 36th Avenue Party TimeNo Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on ThursdayMy Romantic Home for Show and Tell FridayFrench Country Cottagefor Feathered Nest Friday
Miss Mustard Seed for Furniture Feature Friday 2805 for Potpourri Friday
At the Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday

Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday

Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special


  1. I love that basket....course, all is wonderful!

  2. Your paper projects are all fantastic Love every one of them. I, too, love aged paper and have a few paper projects on my to-do list for 2013.

  3. LOVE all your paper projects!
    Mary Alice

  4. Lovely post! I, too love aged paper - each of your pictures is a delight!

  5. oh, this post is definitely going to inspire some fun projects. Thanks for the ideas!

  6. Beautiful pictures, I love the aged paper. It looks awesome! I never would have guessed that you did that yourself, it looks so authentic! Found you thru Cowgirl Up, Linkup!

  7. I love all your vintage paper projects! Thanks for sharing at the Open House party.
    xx, Sherry

  8. Janet your projects are amazing, loving the fireplace insert, and cute little table and those stenciled and book page backed windows! This is my first time to your site and I look forward to more!

  9. Love everything! You are so talented...I especially love the chest. Rita