07 June 2012

New Design Walls

When we first moved here I claimed one of the extra bedrooms as my sewing room & Jake got the other one for his leather work and library.  I immediately went to my LQS, purchased some 108" white flannel and pinned it to one of the giant blank walls for a design wall.  

It's been wonderful, but it seemed like there was a lot of wasted space.

Old design wall
For the past couple months I've had this idea kicking around in my head to cut up the flannel & attach it to the doors.  Well, I finally did it over the weekend!  

I cut the fabric to the width of the door plus the thickness (times two) to wrap around the sides.  I then tacked the flannel to the top of the door. From there I folded the corner down flat and tacked the fabric to the sides as well, cutting it so it fit around the hinges and door handle.

I am so happy with the results and now I have room for another shelf & more embroidery hoop art!

My new design walls

Back of sewing room door with some old gymnastics memorabilia above

Closet door & some new shelving


Pam said...

What a brilliant idea, I have recently moved and have been struggling to fit a design wall in. Problem solved, looks like my massive wardrobe doors are about to get a face lift. Many thanks for the inspiration.

Sally said...

Looks really nice Sharon. You have such an eye for seeing how things go together. This idea is so artistic as well as practical. Nice job.

Laura Taylor said...

Such a great idea Sharon!

Jacey said...

That's awesome! I'm glad you found a better use for your space. I don't think I'll ever have a design wall, but I have always thought they are a lovely way to display your WIPs.

Rebecca Maples said...

Functional and beautiful!