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Simple String Wall Art


I’m currently in the process of decorating our living room (I say decorating, not redecorating as it was not even properly decorated before.) Even though the ground floor is furnished with essential furniture like sofas, a center table, our work tables, dining set, it still lacks personality and I need more accessories to fill up the area. As usual, the budget is tight and since this isn’t our permanent home, I don’t want to buy pieces that won’t fit in our future house. And so I still resort to DIY.

Just in case you haven’t seen my previous post about our living room update, here it is again:

living room

You see, there’s a big, blank, white wall behind the sofa that is begging for some wall art. I can’t afford to buy anything new so I just have to re-use whatever is in the house. I used to have these three simple frames made from 2″x1″ wood which I wrapped in black fabric the painted with acrylic for some splash of color (sorry, I don’t have a picture.) I placed them above our bedroom console table but were taken away when our TV was mounted on the wall.


What I did was wrap the two frames with yellow washi tapes.step1

On the inside, top and bottom, I measured 2-inch gaps for the thumb tacks. This is where I will wrap the yarns. It’s basically like a string art using nails but since I want the string to be inside the frame, I can’t use nails. It’s up to you how you would wrap the strings. You can even make the gaps between the tacks smaller (like an inch) so you can see more strings. But I’m lazy so I did 2 inches. Maybe one of these days I’ll add more.String-art2


I used to colors but again, it’s all up to you. Some of the tacks were loose and I’m afraid the strings will unravel so I used hot glue for reinforcement.


Here is the finished wall art now. Remember that beach sign? I mounted three palochina planks on the same frame and dyed the wood with coffee. You can read about how I did it here.

3 Comments on Simple String Wall Art

  1. avatar
    May 31, 2014 at 5:25 pm (4 years ago)

    you’re so creative.. you inspire me… i like this a lot… is that a tamptocks lol where did you bought it? i wanna make one.

  2. avatar
    June 2, 2014 at 4:18 pm (4 years ago)

    Hi! I was wondering about your living room mirrors. Are they custom-made? Or did you buy it? If yes, where did you buy them/ who made them? Would love to do the same for my bedroom.

    Btw, I read most of your blogs already and I am very inspired to decorate our apartment DIY style. Looking forward to more of your posts.

    Hope to hear from you soon,

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    Denise Ang
    June 24, 2015 at 5:57 pm (3 years ago)

    This is so creative 🙂 Hayyy, super love your works, tlgang major ang nagawa mo na pagpapaganda sa bahay 🙂


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