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WIP's~ Fabric Wall Art Maria will Love!

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Are you having trouble coming up with inexpensive wall art? My friend, Maria of Colour Me Happy, was hosting a linky party about creative wall art for large spaces that doesn't cost a fortune. I was traveling at the time and noticed some fabric panels on the back of the wall and thought it should be pretty easy to do the same thing at home. It is!

Maria will love this room when I'm done with it! Maria's 'wall art' linky party last year really  inspired this project. She has such great ideas for decorating!Her posts about 'color blocking' were also  in my mind at the time I decided on this. 

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Yesterday, I wasn’t feeling too cheerful due to a little bit of unavoidable worry over Matthew, of course. But, I finally got the wooden frames built to hang my fabric wall art on. This has been several months in ‘the works’.

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The whole project took about an hour and was just one of those ‘detours’ from getting ready that happens to us sidetracked types. I saw the boards on the bookshelf while cleaning..and well.. one thing led to another.LoL!

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To go with it, I clamped up some fabric I’ve been loving for a possible coordinating curtain topper. It seems to match pretty well. It’s already hemmed on one side. It was a scrap from a friend’s project.
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I folded some scrap fabric around the ends of some of my office baskets too to see how they ‘looked’. 
Oh..I’m in love with this idea! It’s not done..I’m just playing around. But I have a feeling my office/sewing room is about to look super!

I can’t work on any more today. I want to get things all freshened up, buy groceries for the weekend, diapers, formula (and other fun Grandma things), and I’ve got to pick up an extra playpen. Then there’s baby toys and a high chair to retrieve.
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And (Oh Joy!) I also need to plant a hydrangea from my secret sister and I've found the perfect spot with plenty of shade right by the front porch….  Tracie's gonna love this flower--She's probably already heard of it. She has such gorgeous flowers in her garden. Check out her Cottage Flora Thursday linky party for more lovely flowers. Ahh...So much fun! 

So while I’d love to do the tutorial for the fabric wall art today, I’m afraid it will have to wait until next week. But at least some fun home makeover projects are ‘in the works’. :o) 

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What are you working on today? Any fun projects? You’re welcome to share them here. I’d love to see what you are up to. :o) 


I’m certain I’ll get a chance to visit this evening. I’m running errands early due to the big storms that are coming in later in the afternoon. Hate to run errands in the rain!  I’m Soooo looking forward to visiting everyone’s blogs this afternoon! 

I’ve missed you all! Thanks again a BUNCH for your kind notes!! You really blessed me more than I can say, and I know that Matthew will love the comments. I’m printing them all out and sending them to him. :o)

PS. I re-posted this as blogger was down for a couple of days. Sorry about that if you are a subscriber. :o)

You, my family, and my church family are just the best!!

Linking with Metamorphasis Monday at BTNOP

and  Raising Homemakers'  Homemaking Link Up
 
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8 comments:

Amy said...

Your wall now looks as cheerful as the flowers:)
Have a wonderful weekend with your family--sure you will!

Gloria said...

Enjoy your weekend with your family. Thinking of you and by the way, your wall looks great. Job well done, Donna. Take care.

Debby said...

I missed your last post. My blog has been acting up. I will pray for Matthew. What cute little boys. I would have not been able to sleep had I received that letter that your son sent you. Enjoy your week-end and I will be thinking of you.

Debby said...

You must have fallen to the broken blogger as well as the rest of us. You did have several comments on this post. Mine included. I am praying for your son and the other soldiers.

Donna said...

Hi Debby, Wow..I'm sorry I missed the comments. I would love to have seen them. Ah well... :o)

I've got to go get an air mattress blown up for my son. The playpens are all ready for the babies and Tim is on his way home with them! Yippee!!

Miss you all!
xo
Donna

Maria Killam said...

Imagine my surprise when I hit your blog just now and saw my name in the headline! You are the sweetest woman in the world, loved your wall art, I better post it on my facebook and twitter next :)
Thanks so much!
Maria

Fishtail Cottage said...

Thanks for linking up to Cottage Flora Thursday's! This is fabulous hydrangea, last year I added six Vanilla Strawberry hydrangeas - so excited to see them come back this year xoxo, tracie

Lorraine said...

love your fresh fabric canvas..you have such a clean welcoming house..now you need a messy corner to play with paints:). Hope your feeling better soon

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