And then inspiration hit! I was in an old office that was being ripped apart. There was some old, er... vintage, wall paper on the wall, and whala! the light bulb in my head went off. I ripped off a good sized chunk, rolled it up, and brought it home. There it sat, for a month at least, until I decided to see what I had. It wasn't in the greatest shape, but I cleaned it up- both sides and layed it out to dry.
Once it was dry I measured out what I needed and then tried to find the areas that weren't ripped or faded out. Once that was done I cut what I needed and set the rest of the paper aside. At this point I have to say that I received some great advice from my friend Ken Oliver at http://kensworldinprogress.blogspot.com/ . I wasn't sure how to put the paper on and Ken suggested I use a wash made of Aleene's Tacky Glue and water and to use material for the spine. He suggested using material because eventually the wallpaper would crack and give out. It was a great idea!