What’s all the HOOPla? DIY Hoop Art Tutorial

My friend Amanda from

Mommy is Coocoo

created  a wall of beautiful art using embroidery hoops and pretty fabrics. Super easy and affordable do-it-yourself to fill up an empty wall space. So many options for making a design for a custom color palette and space.

Materials:

  • Fabric fabric scraps
  • Embroidery Hoops embroidery hoops

Tutorial:

  • Simply stretch fabric in embroidery hoops, trim to size and hang. Amanda recommends not putting a whole lot of thought into it. Sometimes a random surprise is the best plan.  fabric hoop art tutorial

Wall before:{naked!}

bare wall

Wall after:

hoop art tutorial

Fun, colorful, affordable, super quick and easy wall art that makes a big beautiful statement!

hoop and fabric wall art

embroidery hoop wall art

See more creative DIY (and more!) from Amanda at Mommy is CooCoo!

 



DIY Project Parade ~ vintage inspired craft room/office reveal

I think I’ve only shared a peek of my craft/office space in the past. I challenged my flu-fighting self to clean it up yesterday in order to accomplish something. It sometimes quickly becomes a dumping ground for everything craft related. Note, this is a tiny room…so while it looks like I may border on ‘hoarder’, it is all organized!  I confess, it’s not only craft supplies but just things I like and things that I might find a use for in the future. It is a lot crammed into one small room.

vintage craft room

{from the hallway. Large buttons are old – no shopping source.}

This room before was a spare bedroom that never got used…

before

 I moved the bed to a guest room downstairs.

And moved my office/craft stuff upstairs. (So visitors don’t have to see a mess if I’m in the middle of a project.) Now, everything old looks fun and organized. I love that I don’t have to always use the dining room table for craft projects.

after

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Fun DIY at 2159

Meet Sarah from 2159. A new homeowner with a DIY drive to make her new home her own. She’s off to an awesome start!  Here are some great projects.  Click the link to the original post for more details on her creativity and fun eclectic style.

Coffee Table Cutie

Yikes! This coffee table before has seen better days…

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but underneath all that wear and tear is a good solid beauty. Sarah wanted something with character and after a little DIY creative ingenuity, I’d say she succeeded…

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I love it!

Oh-la-la framed print pizzazz! Sarah added a little lace to update mats.

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So pretty!

And finally…her dining room before and after. I LOVE the DIY details and there’s a LOT of them!

Before: I see potential!

STUNNING! Is this really the same house?

Love the fun colors and beautiful board and batten/picture rail….

Check out that beautiful ceiling!

Sarah – you’re doing a beautiful job! Wow!  Thank you so much for sharing your hard work and beautiful style. 🙂

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In other news:

Woo hoo! Check this out (with links to some b-e-a-U-tiful DIY projects…Amy has her work cut out for her. I’d never be able to choose just one)!

 x 2! I’m keeping my fingers crossed!   Check it out and leave a comment about your favorite (ahem…I won’t be be too upset if you <3 all of them. I just might agree with you! 🙂 

Excited for my painted/stenciled floor to be featured today at

Guest Bedroom Details – Sheers, Wall Art and a bonus entry in the giveaway

Welcome to Monday!  It’s going to be a great week, right? Yes! Yesterday, I moved the furniture around in the guest room (I promise there won’t be too many more posts about it!). It looks like my first thoughts on furniture layout are the best option so I moved the furniture back into place. Ugh! I know we still need curtains and I’m thinking along the lines of DIY since I’ll need at least 8 panels.  

Since the furniture is pretty much where it’s going to stay, I decided to start putting up some of my thrift store, garage sale and flea market finds – a little gold glam, tacky medallion, basket texture, distressed sunny yellow, Van Gogh print, blues, quote printed from TLC and the pretty DIY brooch wreath but it all comes together for an interesting display.

Nothing matches.  Nothing is new, just junk things and prints I’ve picked up and had lying around, definitely collected over time and I love how it looks grouped together. 
Still a few spots to fill in. More thrift shopping! 
blank wall before
now…
 The walls won’t be bare for long!  
Lalka has a few words to say… “I looooove this princess bed.” (She does love the bed but she loves following me around too. Or maybe she loves being in pictures?)
before

But I think something’s missing.

Me: When I was shopping at WalMart and picking up my Better Homes & Gardens products, I decided to browse around and look at other BHG products too. I actually saw a lot of pretty things.  I spied these sheers with gold swirls. 84″ long panels for $4.97!  What a great price!
Now how to get them to work with the canopy?  I cut off the tags and used the 2nd seam of the sheer panel as a folding guide and sewed a straight line to create a larger pocket. I didn’t measure anything but after one panel, I remembered to check to be sure the length would work and luck was on my side! 
I simply unscrewed the finial, lifted the beam and slid on panels.
I love the way it softens the posts and adds a little luxury. Wouldn’t filling in the whole thing be fun? Just like a big luxurious sheer fort.  Dreamy. For now, I’ll be a grown up and live with it this way. 😉 
Do you like how it’s coming along? I promise you won’t here a squeak or peep from me about the guest room for the rest of this week. I’ll be busy trying to catch up with each link from the parties last week ~ so many friends to visit!
Hope to pop in to see you!
Giveaway Bonus Entry:  Copy and paste this bold text on your Facebook page: “sheering” the @BHGLiveBetter giveaway at @DIYShowOff” for another entry for the $100 BHG/WalMart shopping spree.  Then paste the same in the comment section of the giveaway at:  http://thediyshowoff.blogspot.com/2011/10/guest-bedroom-reveal-and-100-bhg.html.
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Don’t forget – Starting today, I’ll be over at True Value’s Ask the Blog Squad on Facebook. I’ll be hanging out there all week long.  Head over, “like” them, visit me and feel free to ask DIY questions this week and I’ll do what I can to help!  🙂

Thanks so much to The Saturday Evening Pot for featuring my Christmas centerpiece in her 100 day Christmas Countdown (oh my…is it getting that close already?)!

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