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Objects Of Design #340: Patterned Rollers

3rd February 2013
romanian paint rollers - perfect wallpaper substitute

romanian paint rollers – perfect wallpaper substitute

Now how about this for a clever idea. A paint roller with a pattern on it. Perfect for those in rented flats or for those who don’t feel quite ready to take the leap into wallpaper. Simply choose your pattern, from one of nine available, and paint away. Then you can simply paint over it when you’re either bored or need to move out.

just pick your colours and roll away

just pick your colours and roll away

Clare Bosanquet, of The Painted House, says: “When I stumbled across these paint rollers in a market in Romania I was so excited I bought the lot and spent the next two months of the hiking trip regretting my cumbersome purchase.”They have been used there for the last 100 years or so as an alternative to wallpaper. As an ardent upcycler I have been using them ever since to bring unloved fabrics and wonky old walls back to life. I have adapted the traditional roller system for use in fabric printing and there is also a simple foam roller for paper and walls.”

choose from a fabric or a wall applicator

choose from a fabric or a wall applicator


£15

The Painted House

 

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  • debra finn 19th February 2013 at 10:21 am

    Only just seen this post, what a fab idea. I’ve forwarded it to a few people who upcycle furniture I think they’d love it too.

  • steuart 6th February 2013 at 1:46 pm

    Love the rollers!

  • Mike Bowers 4th February 2013 at 11:54 am

    Genius!

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