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How to Create a Map Wallpapered Bookcase

Learn how to give a bookcase a classic look by adding maps to the inside and painting with stain.

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create map wallpapered bookcase
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  • Price Range

    $1 - $50

  • Difficulty

    Easy to Moderate


Step 1: Paint the Bookcase

Tape around the back panel of the bookcase to protect it from stain.

Apply the red stain with a 2" paintbrush, then let stand for 10 minutes.

Wipe off the excess stain with a soft cloth.

apply red stain

Step 2: Apply the Map to the Bookcase

Apply the artwork to the inside back of the bookcase using wallpaper paste. Use a wallpaper blade to smooth out any bubbles.

Create a sepia tone mixture by mixing two parts water, one part varnish with several drops of raw sienna tint and burnt umber tint.

Apply sepia tone with a brush, then smooth over with a cloth.

Finally, seal it with a varnish.

apply map to bookcase using wallpaper paste