Wall Murals in Vintage Black and White

At A Cup of Jo, we spotted a terrific idea Stylist Meta Coleman employed in her son Henrick’s room at home in Provo, Utah: a black and white wall mural made from a C1900 photo. Here’s how and where she had it made:

 My son loves to hike, because he wants to be just like his dad. I love the Matterhorn, and I thought it would make it feel less “little boy,” but still whimsical. I found this really cool Swedish company called Rebel Walls. I bought an old photo from 1900 on eBay and scanned it in really high resolution. If you look closely, you can still see the little dust particles! Then I took the measurement of the wall, and they made wallpaper out of it. They sent it to me within a week! It was unbelievably easy. It makes his room feel personal.

A Cup of Jo

A Cup of Jo

Vintage Printable has a trove of prints to browse. Dig these images found in the out-of-print but available-for-not-alot-of-money The American Space: Meaning in the Nineteenth-Century Landscape Photography (a book we prop open a lot to keep vistas in our field of vision):

The American Landscape

The American Landscape

The American Landscape

The American Landscape

 

With thanks to Susan Dworski!

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