I've been on a DIY project frenzy lately around my house. Recently, I decided to tackle the vestibule at the end of my hallway. It was a neutral beige just begging for some attention. I had silhouettes on hand that I'd made a few years ago and they got booted from my master bedroom when I got a new headboard.
Initially I stuck these pictures up in the hallway and immediately liked their new home...they were just missing some "oomph."
Start of Project
Work in ProgressI discovered this Kelly green bold striped fabric on a trip to IKEA and had a light bulb moment. In my college years, I was known to starch sheets onto the walls of my rental apartments so I wouldn't ruin the walls when I moved back out (you could easily just peel the sheet right back off when you left).
So I decided to attempt a similar tactic in the vestibule. Only, this time I literally nailed the fabric to the wall. I started at the top and continued to smooth the fabric out as I nailed down the wall.
I painted the side table into a glossy black for extra pop along the fabric.
And then I used a grosgrain ribbon trim and nailheads along the perimeter to hid the carpenter nails in the wall.
I hung the silhouettes right over the fabric and styled the side table with a few accessory items (like my Waylande Gregory box). Read about the history of this box, here.
There is a silhouette for every member of the family, each with a specific saying that captures an idea of our personalities...
Have you done any recent projects that have transformed an area in your home?