How to create layered antique wallpaper look

Learn how to lino print with chalk paint to create a layered antique wallpaper look

We wanted to create a look of layers of ripped vintage wallpaper, reminiscent of a faded grand old home, fallen into disrepair.  Turning to our trustly lino prints, we played with pattern and colour to come up with something we’re pretty pleased with!  What do you think?

1 First we hand carved three lino blocks, one in a fleur de lis pattern, the second a repeating vine pattern and finally a simple french ticking stripe.


  1. Next we painted a base board to resemble an old wall


  1. We printed the first of our ‘wallpapers’ using the repeating vine pattern lino block. 


  1. Glued it to our baseboard ‘wall’ and ripped off areas haphazardly. 


  1. Next we printed the second of our ‘wallpapers’ using firstly the stripe, then the fleur de lis in a contrasting colour. 


  1. Glued the second paper over the first and repeated the ripping, revealing sections of both the underlying paper, and the ‘wall’.  Finished in clear and dark waxes, and there you go, our take on a vintage wallpapered look!



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Welcome to shed eleven

We’re a creative collaboration between sisters-in-law Jemma Wlasichuk and Fanny Clarsen.

shed eleven transforms and up-cycles furniture that would otherwise be overlooked or destined for landfill.

Our business educates and encourages you to do this yourself via our workshops, selling the eco-friendly Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® and spreading the message on furniture repurposing and upcycling.

From our workshop on Sydney’s upper north shore, we’ve restored hundreds of pieces during our two years in business. Our artistic and technical skills led to us being invited to be the Annie Sloan Painters in Residence in 2018. 

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