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Simple String Wall Art

String-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.

materials

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.

String-art3

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.


Pantone Craze

As a graphic designer, I have always loved Pantone although I never really used it for print works because as we all know, it is customized color. That means a specific Pantone blue in print isn’t made up of four inks (CMYK) but rather a single ink in exact color with a numerical value. I don’t think you can accurately achieve a Pantone color through 4-color printing process and that’s what makes every Pantone color so special and expensive.

And now that I’m trying my hand on interior decorating, I still love to inject some Pantone hues in the design. Right now, I’m thinking of doing it in our work area since I have a document organizer in orange, close to Tangerine Tango. But I have to do it so subtly to maintain the beach-theme in our house.

For now, here’s a free printable that may inspire you to incorporate some Pantone hues in your own space. This is based on Fall’s 2012 colors.


Download Printable

8.5 x 11 in (If you need a bigger one, feel free to email me and I’ll do my best to create it in the size you want.:))

Weekend Project: Framed Chalkboard

I’ve been seeing a lot of framed chalkboards all over the DIY blog network and I wanted one for my kitchen. The thing is, none here in Manila sells black chalkboards (which I can conveniently cut and put in a frame). National Bookstore sells only the fugly green school “blackboards”. I want an actual black chalkboard just like old fashioned coffee shops and delis, not the mossy green ones.

So for many months, I searched the net until a month ago I went with the hubby to Wilcon and lo and behold! They have chalkboard spray paint! It’s a little pricey though (P650.00) but I desperately want a black chalkboard. I have tons of other projects in line already so I didn’t think twice.

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