I can! Initially I wanted to try Deb Dusenberry's (of Curious Sofa) water staining trick (you will have to scroll down to 3/15/07 to see it) but I gave up after multiple attempts. She was even good enough to give me some pointers via email. I am totally a visual learner though and I don't think I can sway her into coming here for a personal training session.
This is my only "before picture" as I wasn't really thinking I would post this. So forgive me of the pine and Christmas touches.
Here is the "after". I just can't commit to a whole room of paper (especially since I only have 2 rolls of this vintage find). I'm too distracted by "shiny things" and often side tracked in the middle of redoing a room to commit to paper. But ragged bits here and there...as if years and years had passed since this paper was hung...as though the walls could tell stories of others who graced this cottage before us.
I still may have to try the water staining one more time as I think it needs some depth. You know what they say, the 27th time is a charm! Deb...headed to Ohio anytime soon? Odie and Bear would love to have Pearl visit!