Friday, June 13, 2014

Design Wall Up!

Well, it only took 10 months,


but I finally got my big design wall up!


In my previous sewing room, I put the design wall fabric directly on the wall and held  it there with flat thumbtacks.  Then I cut and mitered molding painted white to use as a frame around the fabric which covered the tacks.


That worked fine, except occasionally when I needed to pin something…YIKES!!  Really hard to pin directly into wall board!

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So this time, I did what my brilliant bee friends suggested and bought foam insulation sheets from Lowes and wrapped the fabric around the board, secured it on the back with duck tape, then mounted that on the wall.


But I was not happy with how the mitered corners matched… or should I say did NOT match up… sigh…


So, I made some fun dimensional flowers that looked very Mary Engelbreit-ish,  like the rest of the room, to glue on to hide the ugly mitered corners.


Then I pinned up those quilt block window valances I made for my windows in there but later decided I did not like and took down …


The design wall is 5 feet tall by 6 feet wide, a foot shorter than the previuos one, but it would have had to touch the ceiling to be that big in this room because of the dresser!


But I am pleased how it looks there and glad it is finally up!!  Yay!!


One more thing off my never ending list of things to get done!!


So how about you?  How is your list coming along??



  1. I totally love it! Congrats!

  2. Wow that looks wonderful! And see you took lemons(bad miters) and turned them into lemonade. I love the little flowers! Great work!!

  3. Polly your site is so great! I am overseas on a Marion pilgrimage in Eastern Europe feeling inspired. Hello to yogi who is as gorgeous as ever!

  4. Lovely design wall and I like your dimensional flowers! I see that Yogi is having a snooze. Have a great weekend!

  5. Yogi must have worked hard, helping you put up your great new design board, because he looks "plum tuckered out!"

  6. Umm, my to-do list is growing longer and longer! Why is that when either of my DD's call and say "Mom, can you, do you or will you..." (fill in the blank with anything and everything), my to-do list suddenly becomes the not today to-do list? Less than 3 months until DD1's wedding so I guess that's to be expected, right?

    Love your design wall and how you decorated it!

  7. Hi Polly, The design wall looks great and love how you did the foam behind it. I must take the tip with the foam to make mine look neater !!. Yours looks so good and very pretty suits your room .Love seeing Yogi.

  8. Love it Polly - especially love how you covered up the non-matching corners - Brilliant! You're amazing girlfriend! Um - Yogi looks awful stressed over that To Do List (not) LOL!!

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Thank you sooooooo very much for taking the time to leave a comment! I am always happy to know that someone is reading my ramblings!! Polly :-)