Saturday, January 29, 2011

Wall Decor - DIY

Do you have a big blank wall in your home? We did. We had no idea what to do! Then, I watched HGTV's Miles of Style show. They where also filling up space and stretched fabric & wall paper on wooden frames!

What a clever Idea!

I was very overwhelmed with all the beautiful fabric choices and decided to go with the wall paper.

Our local Sherwin Williams had really great choices. I "rented" out a few "textured" wallpaper books and my husband and I decided on Pattern number SW1AW616 from the book WARNER TEXTURES VOL 1, you can view it here.

This is what we came up with :)

Please excuse the messy stapling, our heavy duty stapler wasn't working very
No one sees it anyway ;)

This is how my husband built the frame. 6ft tall and 21 inches wide.

In order for you to have all 4, you'd need to order a double roll, like we did.

We measured the roll, and that's how we came up with the width, we didn't want to cut any sides ;)

The frames are pretty heavy. We got a few 2x4 boards and hubby cut them using a table saw to 2x2.
We were thinking about buying the super light cedar, but it wasn't fitting our budget, plus, this worked out very well for us :)

We had some left over wall paper, and hubby surprised me with this little arrangement. :)
It's hanging in our office. More on that to come :)

What we used:

Double Roll wall paper - about $60
"Lumber" lol - $10
Heavy Duty Stapler w/staples - Already Had
Table Saw - Already Had
Hammer and Nails - Already Had

This project cost us around $70!! I don't think we'd be able to buy something for that little $$ that would fill up the space like that, give it texture and dimension!

We get TONS of compliments! :) I'm really happy how it turned out!

Thank you so much for looking!

Please comment and tell me what you think!



  1. Hi Vicky,
    That is a clever idea to fill a blank wall....I have a couple in my home that still need to be filled. Thanks for stopping by and leaving that hilarious comment about the kid's art sure made our day! :)

  2. Wow! A luxe look without the luxe price! Very clever indeed! What a great blog, Vicky:) It's looks, sounds and feels like you. And that's what people should get the gift of...You!

  3. Well, I obviously didn't ask the right (or enough) questions at our coffee date the other day, cuz I had no idea you were passionate about interior design. We definitely need to get together again and share ideas--I love to decorate as well!!

    Great ideas, Vicky! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Awe!!! It means so much to me that you guys commented!!! Thank you soo soo much! Candace, Thank you for stopping by and following! Oh Teresa, how you are missed!!! Rhonda, lets get together again! I can't wait!

    Thank you sooo much for visiting my blog! You guys are the best!!!

  5. I'm following you!

    This is such a great idea. I love the texture too. I'm curious -- you said it was leftover wallpaper -- where is the wallpaper used *on the wall* in your home???

  6. Chelsey! Thank you so much for becoming a follower and for commenting! Thank you so much! It means the world to me!

    The extra wall paper was from the four panels, my hubby made the three little ones, (pictured on the last pic) with the rest of the wall paper :) I'm sorry I wasn't very clear on that.

    I WISH I had that directly on my walls!!! It would be so expensive though! Even just one! But I would love to do something like that with a bathroom wall ;) One of my future projects! Stay tuned!

    Again, thank you so much for stopping by! I will be sure to stop by at your place as well!

    God bless you!

  7. Thank you Stephanie! Thanks for stopping by!

  8. I love that texture wall paper. so beautiful!