I only painted the wood roughly (in other words I did not sand it down, prime it and then paint two coats - dearie me no, that would take far too long!). Just enough painting to cover the wood was needed and then I cut up some scraps of 1970s wallpaper and used a glue stick to keep them in place.
We love these little Japanese (?) crochet figures, they were all in an old dolls house that I bought a few years ago.
The littlest scraps of anything can go a very long way - these bits of wallpaper have been used on all sorts of things
If you team it up with a nice patchwork quilt it looks even better!
PS I will be really very sad if this appears on Pinterest.....too late it already has.....I can only assume some never read the writing and only look at the pictures....what a shame.....could someone from Pinterest tell me what that is all about please?