70's Wallpaper replacement
March 16, 2015 12:28 PM   Subscribe

This is the wallpaper in my bedroom. It was there when I moved in, and was put up pre-1982. Any idea where to get more, as it's probably due to be replaced. I did try googling "peacock mylar 70's wallpaper" but did not find it, other search terms would be appreciated.
posted by Sophont to Media & Arts (10 answers total) 4 users marked this as a favorite
Doing a search for "Art Deco Wallpaper" will definitely net some similar results.
posted by LN at 12:32 PM on March 16, 2015 [3 favorites]

How about this stuff?
posted by LN at 12:33 PM on March 16, 2015

Yeah, that's definitely art deco.
posted by showbiz_liz at 12:43 PM on March 16, 2015 [1 favorite]

As for getting more of it, if you can't find a manufacturer there's always Spoonflower (talk with customer service regarding the mylar aspect).
posted by Iris Gambol at 1:01 PM on March 16, 2015

That style would be called "fan" or "feather fan" if that helps your search.
posted by crush-onastick at 1:02 PM on March 16, 2015

I found some that are similar in spirit through this google search and this pinterest page. Good luck! That pattern is phenomenal.
posted by jessicapierce at 3:44 PM on March 16, 2015 [1 favorite]

Best answer: If you do decide to make your own replica, this "design your own wallpaper" site has Mylar available as one of the options.
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 4:07 PM on March 16, 2015 [1 favorite]

"Shell" or "fan" might also be good search terms for this motif -

Bradbury seems to have a few metallic fan patterns, among their art deco wallpapers.

Here's a collection of various art deco wallpapers including a few that are fan-shaped.

Some diamond pattern art deco wallpapers here.

Rolls of vintage wallpaper at etsy, with sooort of similar design.
posted by LobsterMitten at 4:20 PM on March 16, 2015

Seconding Spoonflower. You can upload a photo and recreate the pattern that way.
posted by tel3path at 5:43 PM on March 16, 2015

Response by poster: Thanks to Sonny Bono, I won't be able to replace my wallpaper until about 2076.

Based on your search suggestions I found an etsy listing with a similar wallpaper that had the manufacturer's label.
I was able to contact the company to see if they were still making it, or had old stock. They did not. Since the "make your own" sites require permission from the copyright holder, I asked for a contact to get permission. The director of design replied "We generally don’t grant permission for releasing our IP."
posted by Sophont at 10:27 AM on March 29, 2015 [1 favorite]

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