Thank you to Kate at Centsational Girl for whatever you did that put my name out there! I think I actually have a follower or two now. EEEK! I'm a real blogger.
*Imagine a funny happy face or some goofy graphic here....I am too tired to hunt for one tonight.*
I'm excited! Donna over at Funky Junk Interiors is doing her SNS linky party and I'm going to try my first link-up! Who knows what'll happen. It's only taken me TWO HOURS to get a stupid watermark on my pictures, so it should go smoothly...right? Sure.
(p.s. this is my first time trying to make a link, so if doesn't work...bear with me).
Then, then it hit me...BURLAP! It's got the natural color I want, the texture, and it's cheap (natural burlap/ 20yds for $20). Why not? So, I got out the iron (didn't do much good...FYI), the staple gun, scissors and found some twill ribbon to match. I didn't want to use wallpaper paste because I change my mind too much. Can you imagine trying to get all that fiber off the walls? UGH! So, I just pulled it tight in the middles and stapled out. I didn't prime, paint or anything. Just stuck it up there and hot glued (lightly) the twill over the staples, seems and edges. This is what I came out with!
You should have seen the hubby's face when I got too excited and decided to work while he was at home(he was just on the other side of this wall in the master bath)! I rarely work while he's here to save both our nerves:) I'm not quite sure how he thought I was hanging it, but I can assure you he hadn't thought of astaple gun.
I still gotta figure out how I can get those stubborn wrinkles out. Steaming makes it stretch (not good) and misting darkens the color where it's applied. Maybe I should just mist the whole thing...and let my guests smell wet burlap! It does lose the odor, in case your wondering.
Like my stick mirror? That's for another post. This one's taken me, oh....let's see...about 3 hours with 50 million interruptions from kids, dog, and hubby!
(Gotta get me one of them thar fancy signatures - wonder how long that'll take!)