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Pretty Paper

by - Tuesday, February 03, 2009

I wish I could post progress on the nursery. But I can't :( HandyMan and I have been hit with a mix of colds, vertigo, Braxton Hicks contractions, fevers, and stretching pains. Makes for a very unproductive few days. I've had to content myself with some low-key tasks like framing a few prints for the room and doing some online shopping.

I'm currently on the hunt for wrapping paper. We bought some Ikea PAX wardrobes which will flank the window. I thought it would be fun to cover the back wall of the wardrobes in wrapping paper - a bit of unexpected colour when you open them. I considered using wallpaper, but I wouldn't need a whole roll. Plus, the smaller scale of the prints on wrapping paper are better suited to the narrow wardrobes.

Here's a few options I've found on Paper Source. Not sure where else to find pretty wrapping paper...any suggestions?

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  1. Hello from Ottawa!

    Love watching the progress on your house. My husband and I are renovating our house too, so we feel your pain and elation! I am eagerly anticipating your bathroom reveal as we need to redo our main bath also.

    A warm congratulations to the two of you on the upcoming arrival of your little one! He/she will bring you much joy (we have a nine year old girl).

    Love the idea of papering the back of the Pax wardrobes. I have used the following on-line store a few times and their service and papers are wonderful: They are in the US but I have never had a problem with them coming to Canada. Good luck finding what you want and I can't wait to see the finished product.


  2. I don't know if you have a Container Store in Canada, but they always have fun wrapping papers.

  3. I hope you both are feeling well soon! I love the paper choices you selected. Not sure if you have a Tuesday Morning where you are, but look there.

    Oh, I have shared some luv with you today, be sure to visit.

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  5. Try I couldn't find a black and white awning stripe anywhere and they had it.I bought a whole roll and it is my signature wrap.Good Luck ,hope you feel better,Kathysue

  6. Anonymous5:29 PM

    Mmm, those are pretty. I would like to do some pretty papers in backs and sides of the glass cupboards in my kitchen. They just run across the top of the regular cupboards, and if you remember, I have been putting pretty ceramic pottery pieces in them...but they need the extra something special in the back. Thanks for the inspiration.


  7. Oh, so sorry to hear you're going thru all that! Husband had a bout of vertigo last year and it is surely not fun. Hope you both feel better soon =)

    Have you tried:

    I also second Papyrus if you have one near you (the online selection's a bit sparse).

  8. Thanks for the suggestions everyone! I'll have to check them out.

  9. De Serres at Woodbine and Danforth has some beautiful paper, all about $5 a sheet. There are some maps. You can see a photo of some of the inventory at (scroll down)

  10. Hi there! I just discovered your blog, which is absolutely lovely! For patterned papers, you might also want to check out Broadway Paper and Whimsy Press - they've got wonderful single-sheet wrapping papers. Elum Design also has some good patterns. Good luck!


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