We’ll be getting back to our regular Fab Find Fridays next week, but today we want to share the project that won Round 3 of CWTS! We love it so much and I’m kind of jealous that Monica gets to enjoy it every day. (The next big project better be at MY house. Enjoy! ————————————————————————————————————- What are girls to do when they CAN’T SEW and are part of a fabric challenge? Hmm… well, we’re kind of lovin’ wallpaper lately, so we thought we’d use fabric in a non-traditional (and non-sewing) way!
I had ordered some fabric a few months back, but never used it. Amazingly there was just the right amount to cover the width of my office wall. While we’re talking about my office… this is a judgement free zone, so go easy on me about the state of my office. Yikes!
There wasn’t enough fabric to cover the whole wall, so we came up with the idea to put board and batten below the fabric. The big decision was what color to paint the moulding… Grey, White, or Yellow. We kind of hold to a “Go Big or Go Home” mentality, so we went with yellow! Darn that the color paint we bought wasn’t made correctly and looked like Sunshine Yellow, not a cool muted color.
Once the paint was dry (ok, well almost dry) it was time to start working on the fabric. We measured the height and cut accordingly. We left about 6″ extra that we trimmed later.
This is NOT a glamorous process… it’s a lot of holding & pinning and really would be great with two people, but with only one ladder, Jess got to give advice from below and take awesome pics of me!
There are lots of methods for hanging fabric, but we thought the pin & staple was our best option. We used pins to get it lined up correctly.
Somehow we forgot to take a picture of the stapling process, but it’s simple… just staple along the edges. After stapling, we used a razor to trim the edges.
Once again we were wrapping up a project at midnight… Jess is awesome at styling, so before she headed home, she got to work on the desk accessories. The Love sign is something we made for our etsy shop, but I kinda love it, so I haven’t listed it!
The next morning we finished all the painting and got to work on the rope. Unfortunately, rope doesn’t come in many colors…just rope color. So, we decided to stain it grey. I had no idea my table stain would get so much use! It gave the rope just the look we were going for!
We used a hot glue gun to adhere the rope around the outside edge.
We liked the idea of adding a cool detail, and we also had to hide the staples!
We couldn’t be happier with the finished product!
The total cost was under $50.00 (and most of that was for the gallon of paint we didn’t even use!)
It totally looks like wallpaper and at a fraction of the cost.
I’m so glad this challenge inspired us to finish my office!
So, how’s that for a fabric project from two girls that can’t sew?