DIY Pins: Preserving Memories with Wall Decor

I’ll admit it, I get bored easily.  Over the years, I’ve come to embrace my distractedness and celebrate what it brings to my life.  Change!  I crave moving furniture, changing decor, and for awhile even changing professions.  Unfortunately when it comes to home decor and changing things up, my wallet does always meet my dreams. I’m always on the lookout for cheap and quick (remember my attention span) ways to give my home new life.


A while ago, I came across a blog called Beauty and Bedlam and a post about DIY Cheap Wall Decor.  In it, the blogger highlights different ways to frame fabric.  LOVE it!  The one image I was struck by came from a design by Linda Woodrum for the HGTV Dream Home.  Her simple framed fabric made such an impact in a bathroom of all places.

Stunning, isn’t it?!?


As I said, this pin has been sitting in my Favorite Places and Spaces board for some time now, and recently I came up with a way to incorporate those ideas into my home and preserve memories as well.

Enter my mother-in-law’s crazy wallpaper.


My mother-in-law passed a couple of years ago and while visiting the progress done to her home, I notice a bag of wallpaper in the trash pile on the porch.  Now I admit I wasn’t crazy about her choice in wallpaper, mostly because it was EVERYWHERE, but seeing it about to be tossed, broke my heart.  I grabbed it, thinking of some way to preserve it without papering my own home in all it’s late 60’s early 70’s glory.  I did toy with papering one wall in the bathroom, but my husband put the kibosh on that really quick. Sigh.


That’s when I remembered that pin from long ago.  I made a quick run to Michael’s, picked up a couple of cheap frames, and got to work.  Voila!   A project even I could finish!



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