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Adding panache to your walls (and cheaply)

Think you can’t add a dash of panache to your walls without spending a lot of money?  This project combines the wallpaper samples that I acquired at SCRAP along with $1 wood shapes and a few beads from Michaels Crafts.  I think it is an easy way to add some color and texture to any wall.  You can use any number, size, and combination of wood shapes to match the size of the space you are decorating.  The possibilities are endless!

the start

Selecting the fabrics

first fabric covered

Gluing fabric direct to the wood shapes using Tacky Glue

helper

my little helper (Clyde)

gluing felt on back

Use hot glue to set felt backer

setting up details

Trying out the center shape combinations

square 2

square 1

oval 2

oval 1

center circle

final set up

The final result

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SCRAP- inspired project – Take 2

In the second SCRAP-inspired project, I used a faux zebra-wood cabinet door and combined it with decorator fabric and an additional mini frame at the center.  I created a simple shape embellished with beads and sequins and placed it at the center of the mini frame.  You could easily place a photo in the center for a dramatic wall-mounted frame.

starting

the start

faux leather

faux leather backer

mini frame

adding the mini frame at the center

beading

beading the center piece

sketch beading

sketching up some inspiration

finished

the final result

SCRAP-inspired project – Take 1

In Portland, we have a wonderful resource called SCRAP Creative Reuse Center.  They accept donations of a wide variety of things and encourage the community to use them in creative ways.  Yesterday I took a trip there with visions of potential projects in my head.  I made a beeline to the home decorator sample fabric books and found two with lots of beautiful patterns and colors.  Next, off to the scrap wood.  I found 2 sample cabinet doors that you typically find in home decorating stores.  I thought they would be a wonderful backdrop for some hanging wall art.  After paying $7 for my finds, I was off to get started on my projects.   Here is the first of two projects.

the supplies

the supplies

starting the beading

after cutting the decor fabric to size, I started the beading

beading complete

beading is complete

border placement

Yarn creates a border to cover the fabric edges

finished project

A final touch of beading on the yarn border and it’s done!