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:
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.
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.
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.