I can’t bare these bare walls

My husband and I have lived in our lovely apartment for 4 years now. Slowly, very slowly I am making it a cosy home. I go in fits and starts all based around breaks in school. While school is in session I gather ideas on Pinterest and squirrel away funds. During school breaks there is a flurry of activity as I buy or make items to decorate our home.

Today is December 31, 2016. Therefore I am on a break from school. Ergo I am crafting up a storm around here. Yesterday I went shopping and gathered my supplies. Today I made decorations for the huge, I mean HUGE, bear wall in our bedroom. I have stared at that wall for 4 years. A tapestry or mural would work well but I won’t throw down that kind of money for a rental apartment wall. Last week I finally found the perfect solution. Pinterest saves the day again!

Using the instructions on BHG Style Spotters I finally found a cheap and easy solution to brightening our room.

I modified slightly since I don’t have the right type of staple gun and the foam core I bought was too thin for staple gun staples. I called one of my crafting gurus, Vanessa, and kicked around alternatives. I finally settled on glue dots and tacky glue. Worked just fine. I also used picture hanger Command strips instead of putting more “illegal” holes in the walls.

It took me less than an hour to make three panels. I even have left over fabric that I’m thinking of using to make two more for over our bed.

 

1. The HUGE boring wall.

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2. Attached Command strips to foam board. Follow the package directions.

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3. I used a laser level to make sure they were straight and a 5×7 card to space them evenly.

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4. TADA! color on the wall.

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5. Unimpressed cat on bed for a different angle.

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Major improvement and it cost me a total of $40.00 at Hobby Lobby.

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