Sunday, October 25, 2009

Upholstered Walls

This weekend I decided to finally work on a project that I have been putting off since January. When I redecorated my study I ordered extra drapery fabric to upholster the wood panels below the chair rail. I decided to use the back side of the fabric because it had more of the green color. My first idea was to cut and cover boards to attach to the wall. I think that is what was holding me up so I decided to do it this way instead...............

I cut pieces of batting and pieces of fabric the exact size of the opening and stapled it right to the wall with my staple gun. One day I'm sure I'll regret that but I'll deal with that when the time comes ! I had to cut out holes for the outlets and phone jacks.

Then I glued a decorative cording along the edges to cover the staples and finish it off.
Here are more photos of the room........



I'm not completely finished with the cording but I wanted to post this at BNOP for Metamorphosis Monday. You can get an idea of what it will look like.

29 comments:

sarah { abeachcottage } said...

wow turned out great, love the cording idea!

happy met monday

sarah

pk said...

Very cool! Love the fabric!

pk @ Room Remix

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Beautiful, Tammy!

Kammy said...

Wow , so pretty and so designer looking !
Kammy

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

It looks beautiful, but my husband would kill me if I started putting staples in the walls.

Sue

mishebe said...

Love that material, love the room now i am going to have to look at your whole blog.. Mishelle

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

It looks just beautiful, what a wonderful job and I love the fabric choice...

Bunny Jeans Decor... and More! said...

That looks fabulous! I love how you reversed the fabric to get a coordinated look. That gives more defination to the panels.

I have done this in the past for clients... I know that using wood means having to get it cut... so I just use foam board. It is thin and easy to cut with scissors.

Shannon said...

So beautiful! I love that so much. The pattern is a perfect fit as well. Great job!

Design Esquire said...

It looks fantastic!! I love it.

Rita Kent at TesoroFino.Com said...

Just Lovely!!! Love the color and design of it...goes well with the room and adds a great cheery accent to the room.

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Kristine said...

Really beautiful...I love the fabric you chose...and how you got the job done!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

What a great idea and it looks wonderful. Hugs, Marty

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

Four houses and some experience has taught me that it probably won't really matter that you used staples. You can always fill in! I think this is great and the wood may have added too much bulk. The room looks wonderful!

Miss Mustard Seed said...

Oh, Tammy! That looks so great. Very chic and high end. I love how it ties in with the curtains. And the print is perfect. A modern nod to Victorian Damask. Love it!

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

This looks amazing Tammy! I was planning to wallpaper my dining room panels but I may need to consider this instead. Do you remember how much fabric was necessary?

Maria Killam said...

Wow that is so beautiful I can hardly stand it!! So talented and creative you are, thanks for showing us your work!

LouLou@thelifeofloulou.blogspot.com said...

Tammy,
I think I have found my new bff.... It seems we share the LOVELOVELOVE for fabric. I make ALL of my 2 little girl's clothes and have quite the fabric obsession...So much so that I know that's Ava Rose Damask on your background... i have several yards of that floating around here somewhere.... I'm sure I'll spend the next 2 hours going over every post you've ever written... I am in love with this blog already! I'll for sure be following you!
hugs!

Tammy@InStitches said...

Thanks so much ya'll, I keep going in there and staring at it.
Karen, it took about 6 yds because of the repeat.
Thanks for following LouLou, you are an awesome seamstress !

cindy@cottage instincts said...

Cool idea and great fabric! I don't think you'll regret it....unless you get tired of the fabric, then you can just do a switcheroo :o)
peace.

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Neat idea - you did a good job.

Shanty 2 Chic said...

What a fun way to show of that molding... LOVE it! You did great and I love that fabric too:)

~Whitney

Leanne said...

It looks beautiful. I love the fabric.

Tracy @ Comfort and Luxury said...

Looks great! Adds so much depth to your room. Totally worth a million staple holes.

{ L } said...

OMGoodness, I'm completely impressed! I've never seen this before but I'm in love. You've done a beautiful job.

Anonymous said...

What a great idea Tammy...love the look !!!

Kathy ;)

Fifi Flowers said...

LOVE those panels!!! I need some panels!

Its So Very Cheri said...

That looks fabulous.

Thanks for your sweet comments.

I have not forgotten your blog award-I think I might be able to get to it by this weekend.

Cheri

Shorely Chic said...

Beautiful idea!!!!

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