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Topic: Wall Hanging - Tapestry-esque w/out the price tag  (Read 1885 times)
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« on: August 29, 2007 02:57:55 PM »

The large brick tower you see on the left side of the picture houses my three story tall stairwell.  The space is immense with a Grand Canyon size echo.  The sheer size and height made the space a design challenge.  I wasn't sure how to decorate the walls with items of scale that didn't weight half a ton.

My plan was to make a faux tapestry using a few yards of heavy brocade material with an interesting design.  I then added a few fringey-dangley details and voil!  The whole project including the hanging rods $45!

If you can sew a straight line, you can easily make this project yourself.  It is as simple as 1-2-3-4.

1) Lay the material out and make sure the edges are straight.

2) Experiment with the placement of the fold over flap and any decorative edging.  Once you have decided pin into place.

3)Sew.  Be sure to create a channel for the rod to into.  I can be hidden under the front fold over flap.

4) Hang.   
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labibliotecaria
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2007 04:25:55 PM »

Wow!  Nice and simple and pretty. 
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« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2007 07:35:21 PM »

It turned out great  Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2007 05:53:41 AM »

Thanks.  I am really pleased with how it turned out.  It fills the space beautifully.  The cost of buying something like this here in Costa Rica would have been at least $350.  So making my own was the best option. 

Since it provides a touch of elegance, I think this on a smaller scale would look great anywhere in a house.  I wish I had thought of this for the dining room in our last place.  The was there was bare and I could never find anything that mimicked the length of the table. 

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« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2007 06:38:58 AM »

What a smart idea! Have you noticed a reduction in the echo now? I would think that a big piece of fabric would work to insulate the area, like the wall coverings used in home theaters to absorb sound.
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« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2007 07:36:59 AM »

The echo has been improved quite a bit.  I am considering making a second one but am not entirely sure.  This one looks good but I don't want to over do it.

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