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Magazine cover wallpaper?

My husband will be working on building his "man cave" in the basement soon. His main interest/hobby is cars. His uncle has given him hundreds of copies of old Hot Rod Magazine that date back to the 60's & 70's. He had the idea of taking the covers of these magazines and covering one of the smaller walls. Does anyone have any tips on how to create this? And also, how to preserve his "masterpiece" so it doesn't get ruined or age too quickly?

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Asked by mama2br00ke at 11:09 PM on Feb. 27, 2011 in Home & Garden

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  • Consult your local home depot or lowes

    Answer by WARNING at 11:21 PM on Feb. 27, 2011

  • Some of those magazine could be worth some money(at least according to my dad, who thinks if you keep anything long enough it becomes a collectable) lol but you might want to look into it before tearing them all up. If you decide to do it then you could laminate the pieces before using an adhesive (glue, velcro, tape, sticky dots, etc...) to stick them to the wall or you could frame them, either individually or as a collage. If you really want to wallpaper it, your best bet would be to find a glue that won't wrinkle the paper, then put mod-podge or some sort of clear coat sealant, over the top of it. Just stay away from polyurethane because it turns yellow, even when it says it won't.
    Good luck with the man cave!

    Answer by Sagen at 11:29 PM on Feb. 27, 2011

  • i dont know how to spell it but "paper-mische", you know where you dilute glue with water and brush it over the how kids do when they make their missions in elementary school (if you've ever heard that-atleast it was common in my neck of the woods)

    Answer by Liz4Life at 3:37 AM on Feb. 28, 2011

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