Wall Decor – Week 7 (with results)

Well, we’re down to our final 4 crafters.  I can’t believe we’re more than half done with this season!

Melissa was again our winner last week with her Little Red Infinity Dress.  Isn’t it awesome?  my problem is that I would never be able to figure out how to switch it up and be all cute like that :)

We had to say goodbye to Ashlee though.  Her Week of Red {accessories}  would be awesome for a gift.  And you could do it in the persons favorite color.  Be sure to check out her blog, I’m Topsy Turvy, to check out her life after the contest.

This week’s theme is something I love to look at, but don’t have nearly enough of…Wall Decor.  And here’s another reminder of who’s still in the contest.

Becky @ Corduroys Closet
Melissa @ Sew Like My Mom
Meredith @ My Magic Mom
Amy @ Positively Splendid

Craft #1 – Nursery Canvases – Melissa @ Sew Like My Mom

We’re renters. So when we moved into our home, right before our baby was born, I had a hard time decorating her room. The walls are a caramel copper color and while not necessarily a “girly” shade, I fell in love with Heather Bailey’s Nicey Jane fabric and thought the prints, reminiscent of the 1940′s, complimented her brown walls.

I made some curtains and a few crib sheets, but when it came to decorating the walls I was stuck. Her room has remained quite bare until now! Using a mix of paint, paper and fabric, I created 7 unique canvases to adorn the wall over her dresser, which up until recently housed a changing pad.

I love the way they came out and they dress up the room so much! Every time I go in, I can’t help but smile at my artwork, and hope it makes my darling girl happy, too.

Craft #2 – Burlap Clock & Jute Wreath Set – Meredith @ My Magic Mom

This was one of the toughest weeks for me yet. Wall decor is such a personal thing and in my efforts to keep my crafting for this competition aligned with making things we actually need, I wasn’t sure where to start.

When watching tv, we are always getting up to look at a clock in the kitchen and we had a big naked area of wall space over the tv. So I finally settled on the idea to make a clock and a wreath for wall decor week.

I covered the clock in burlap because I love the texture and look of the stuff. To balance out the burlap, I used jute to make the wreath. I made a sailboat for our clock, but you can put anything you love on the clock to make it totally yours. Although it’s difficult to tell the size in the picture, the clock is a large 18 inch square.

Now when I sit down to relax and watch tv, I can also enjoy the decor on the wall. It’s pretty handy to know the time too.

Craft #3 – Personalized Nursery Wall Hangings – Amy @ Positively Splendid

Every baby deserves a nursery just as sweet as he or she is, and incorporating Baby’s initials into the mix makes things even more special. One look at a Pottery Barn Kids catalog will have you coveting many of their personalized lovelies to adorn your nursery walls, but if your budget doesn’t allow such a hefty investment, never fear: these darling personalized wall hangings will be the star of your nursery decor, and the price and time investment required to make them is minimal! (I promise!)

Each of the wall hangings is personalized with Baby’s initials in bold denim and a corresponding animal shape for each letter. To really take this project to the next level, I adhered my fabrics to a special medium to create an abundance of dimension. Machine stitching imparts a homespun feel to these wall hangings, while the variety of vibrant fabrics and whimsical animal shapes is entirely fresh and modern. The dynamic color palette and variety of shapes incorporated into these little works of art are sure to captivate Baby’s interest, too!

Craft #4 – DIY Wallpaper – Becky @ Corduroy’s Closet

My walls are barren at this point in my life. We are in a new house and haven’t decided on paint color, let alone wall art. So before I am able to hang anything up I needed to cover the walls. And since my husband and I can’t decide on a paint color, I just took the initiative to cover the walls in fabric.
This project was simple and took about as long as it would to actually paint your walls. I decided on the design I wanted on my walls and then went about cutting out my own design and put it up.
And I definitely learned a lot of tips and tricks along the way to share with you.

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