Monday, November 5, 2012

Pin Board and Burlap Wall Art

Hi everyone! I had a large, empty wall in our kitchen. It used to have our subway art, but then I rearranged a bunch of furniture and accessories a couple of weekends ago and the art from the kitchen was moved into the living room.  You know how it is, right?

Well, on top of it, I have been trying extra hard to be frugal and to use what I have on hand to decorate.

So, I came up with the idea of using a thrifted $4.99 bulletin board that had been stored in my basement and some burlap from my fabric stash to create an easy and natural wall hanging.

Basically, I just cut the burlap into strips using that method where you remove the string first and then just cut on the line to avoid any unnecessary fraying.  I weaved the fabric strips and stapled them tightly to the back of the board with the same stapler I use for reupholstering.

I love the texture and subtle pattern from weaving the fabric.

The blueberry vine wreath had been hanging on my back porch up until recently when we brought everything in because of the severe weather.
The green cabinet has been all over my house. I'm always tempted to paint it, but I kind of just love it as is.

To keep everything simple I added this library drawer I bought for $.75 last month at a tag sale. (I got 2 for $1.50 total!) and filled it with herbs, Indian corn and squashes and potatoes. 

The owl vase is also thrifted.  I can't get enough of my owls!

Enjoy your week!

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  1. I really like this little corner! And I love the color of the walls, too! Great project with the burlap.....the texture is wonderful!

  2. Hi Angela, What a great idea! I love some burlap texture, don't you?

  3. I absolutely LOVE this idea! Gorgeous! I'd love for you to share it at my party! Stop by if you get a chance…
    House on the Way

  4. So cute! I love the wreath. And the owl is adorable (I love owls too!).

  5. great texture from the woven burlap. I'm a big believer in the keeping it natural in the kitchen theme. Also love the patina on your chest, wouldn't paint it. Perfect as is. Thanks for sharing, liz

  6. I hate the look of cork board, but this is gorgeous, I would love to have that in my house. Great job putting it all together.

  7. love the contrast of colors against the pale blue

  8. It all looks wonderful! The wreath looks great on your cool bulletin board! I especially love the library drawer filled with gourds and herbs and your green cabinet is fabulous!!

  9. Wow I love Burlap, owls, and That avacado green is all Over my house..thus making this post one of my faves:) Very cute idea!

  10. Angela it all looks great but what caught my eye was your green cabinet! Keep it just the way it is I say. It is fabulous. Thanx for coming to party lady. Hope your week is going well.

  11. Very sweet little corner! Love the texture and colors. And I've never heard of a blueberry vine wreath, but I love it!


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