Needless to say, my decorating budget has been pretty skimpy for the new house. (Personally, as much as part of me wishes that I had a home that could be featured on Design*Sponge, I enjoy the journey of homeownership.)
I've been staring at this blank wall in my living room for more than nine months.
Kindof depressing, right?
Thanks to a recent visit from Emily, my partner-in-crafting-crime, in idea was spouted:
Instead of shelling out a couple hundred bucks for a large-scale art piece, or enough frames for a proper photo-collage, why not make a stretched fabric canvas to bring in a pop of color and pattern? Brilliant.
2 pieces of 1x2" moulding and a package of L-brackets = $5
1 yard of upholstery fabric (with 40% coupon, of course!) = $12
An hour and a half's worth of time (spread out over 2 weeks, because I'm lazy) = free
I had a couple of tin ceiling tiles that I had picked up at Hobby Lobby many moons ago (on sale of course!), and moved a few other things around....
No more depressing college-y living room wall!
And yes, those books on the bottom of the bookshelf are Time Life Series home repair books. Copyright 1983. Courtesy of my dad.