9.20.2010

Tutorial: Fabric Wall Hanging

If you didn't stop by Patchwork Chronicles on Friday -
here is the project that I posted!

FABRIC WALL DECOR!

I have been wanting to do a fabric wall hanging for about three years now and this weekend, I finally got it done!


I love the way it turned out and it was so simple, easy and cheap! Perfect!

The first thing I did was buy 1" x 2" pieces of wood at Home Depot.
Then using a table saw, I asked my husband to route out some grooves.


(Since I have a big ole' baby belly I asked my husband for help with the frame)

Then we trimmed down my pieces to the sizes I wanted.
I did a 30" x 48" frame.
Spencer cut them at 45 degree angles.


Then he assembled the pieces for me. He screwed one screw into each corner.

He would get the screws started...


... add wood glue...


... then finish them off.


Since we used wood glue we had to wait about 30 minutes for the glue to set.

Next, I layed out my fabric - Upside down -
and positioned the frame where I wanted it.


Then I simply pulled the fabric over the frame...


... and using my staple gun, stapled the fabric in the grooves.


I completed one side and then I moved to the opposite side. On the opposite side I pulled the fabric tight so I wouldn't have any sagging.


For the corners I folded the fabric into a triangle,
then pulled it really tight and stapled it in place.


It made for nice clean corners.
(sort of how you wrap a gift)


I repeated this on each corner then finished stapling my sides.
Pulling tight as I went.


And that was it!


For some reason in this picture it looks like there is a crease in the fabric - but I assure you  - there isn't. Strange.


I love it!

Next, I hung it up on this bare wall.
Sorry about the craptastic pictures. This room is dark with no real light from the sunshine so I had to use my flash. yuck.


 But here she is hung up! I love it - and it really does add a bunch of color with that blue to that room. I have been trying to add blue into my decorating and I think this works out really great.


Details:
I bought the fabric at Hobby Lobby.
They have a great selection of home decor fabrics that are so cute!
The Fabric cost me about $23 with tax.
The frame cost less than $2 -
So I am into it for about $25!

Not bad. Not bad at all!!


3 comments:

Maghann said...

I love those! I saw a similar project a couple years ago and wanted to try it for my house...but I don't exactly have a spot for it.... I love yours though! It looks great!

Kaela said...

Hey I used that same fabric on the chairs I recovered for my living room:) PS- I am working on some possible designs for you- sorry it's a month later than I originally said. Are you still even in need?

Jessica said...

Thanks for the tutorial. My husband and I turned this into a headboard.

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