|Well, hello there Dora! That's Andrea's little girl chair. For now, let's focus on the wall behind the couch.|
This is what we have now after I was done:
The smallest frame is actually still empty. I painted a couple of frames as well last weekend but I haven't gotten the chance to hang them yet. I decided to try those 3M removable hooks to hang the smaller frames and for the other frames I plan to add to this wall.
We have this wall decal I found at the mall:
Then I printed the silhouette I made of Andrea and put it in an old picture frame that I painted white.
And then I made this fabric wall art:
I originally wanted a black and white theme for my wall but when I laid out the wall decal, I saw that the cages have colored flower print on some areas. So I decided to add a little color to the black and white fabric I initially picked out.
I prepared a little tutorial on how to make this wall art. Everything I used came from IKEA:
- IKEA Tyglosa frame (I can't find this on the IKEA website, but my friend bought 3 of these from IKEA in Singapore and I bought one of those from her);
- Fabric that is at least 6 inches wider, and 6 inches longer than the frame (3-inches allowance on all sides). I used SARALISA fabric;
- Another fabric for cutouts. I used ANAMOA blue fabric;
- Fabric glue;
- A hammer for assembling the frame.
Step 1: Cut small flowers or other objects from a piece of your fabric. The photo above shows a tree and I initially wanted to use that but after I cut it out, it didn't look quite right if you place it on top of my black and white fabric so I decided to cut 2 colorful flowers, 1 pine cone and 1 leaf from a different section of the fabric instead.
Step 2: Arrange your cutouts on top of your main fabric. Note that there is a 3-inch allowance on all sides so make sure you do not place your cut outs on those areas since you will be folding the allowance under the frame.
Step 3: If you're happy with the arrangement, use fabric glue to attach the cutouts to the main fabric. Let dry.
Step 4: Assemble your wall art. These next instructions were also included in the Tyglosa frame package.
- Fold one side of the fabric under the frame and secure with small nails. I think I only used 5 nails on each side, though the instructions were recommending to use more than that.
- Stretch your fabric over the frame and secure the other 3 sides with small nails. Make sure you stretched tight across the frame to make it look even.