Hey Friends!! It’s been kinda insane around my house these last couple of weeks. I thought life would slow down once the kids were back in school, but NOPE. Not at all. I’ve been trying to establish a routine but life has been like, NOPE. So the other day I chucked all my responsibilities and decided to do something fun!
Thankfully I had this AMAZING fabric from AlwaysMod staring me down, saying ,”Do something FANTASTIC and CRAZY with me!!” Who am I to argue? So I covered a wall with it. It’s bold. It’s beautiful. It’s animalistic. As in, woodland creatures. And it’s in my 5 year old daughter’s bedroom. Sophia likes it but her Momma LOOOOOOVVVVEEES it. What does she know, she wanted the whole room red. Uhhhh. NOPE. (If you’re counting that’s the 3rd time I’ve said NOPE in this post!)
**I was given AlwaysMod fabric for this project but I was not otherwise compensated. As always all thoughts and opinions are my true and honest feelings**
Don’t worry though, this kiddo is absolutely obsessed with animals. All of them. She wants to know everything there is to know about each and every one. So going with an animal theme in her room is something she will enjoy. As I said before this upholstery fabric is from AlwaysMod and it’s called Marimekko Kanteleen Kutsu. When myself and the other girls from Think & Make Thursday were approached to do a project using fabric from AlwaysMod I immediately knew it would be with this fabric. There are several other beautiful fabrics to choose from as well!
Sophia’s room started off this very blue color. That’s my silly 13 year old, Abigael. She loves helping me paint, for about 30 minutes then she’s over it. I’m kinda with her on that…
We have lived in our house for 4+ years now and other than the hallway, nothing has been touched upstairs. I knew Sophia’s room would be a breeze to makeover so that’s where I started. First of all, it’s T.I.N.Y. And it has two closets. At some point over the last 50+ years a closet was built in next to the existing small closet. It has huge glass sliding doors on it. In a perfect world I would love to build her bed into the closet and make it look like a whimsical Scandinavian forest but the budget doesn’t allow for that right now. A girl can dream though.
Anyway the tutorial is actually pretty easy.
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- Measure selected wall.
- Buy fabric amount needed. I used 4 yards because of the way I needed the pattern to match but I have a lot of remnants left. Stay tuned for another project!
- Grab a friend or your lucky spouse to help hold the fabric up to the wall.
- Grab your trusty heavy duty stapler and get to stapling!
- As I went along the edges I just tucked the frayed edges of fabric under.
- At the bottom of the wall along the baseboard, I used an exacto knife to trim the excess fabric.
- Apply a little Fray Check to any exposed edges.
- Stand back and bask in the glory of your gorgeous new accent wall!!
It really is that simple as long as your stapler doesn’t malfunction like mine did 1,000 times…
This fabric is VERY sturdy since it’s upholstery fabric. I expect it to last as long as we want it to! Of course you noticed the room is no longer blue. I painted it Valspar Ultra White, right off the shelf, no mixing or color matching required! The ceiling was already painted this khaki color and Im kind of digging it for the animal/forest/Scandi theme we’ve got in mind right now.
The ceiling fan will be coming down this week and a really cool DIY light fixture will go up. Yay! And for those of you wondering about the rest of the Craft/Laundry Room, that’s coming next week too! We’re all over the place around here but I like it that way. Keeps us all busy and entertained.
Have you ever covered a wall with fabric? Do you plan on trying it? What fabric are you falling in love with lately? Be sure to come back for Think & Make Thursday tomorrow for an AlwaysMod Giveaway!!!