Monday, July 30, 2012

Office Art

Sometimes the best things are free (or very close to it).

{ a little inspiration to keep me focused }
 

While tackling an overdue photo shoot of my office (the only finished room I don't have a link for on my renos page) I was struck with a little fit of craft-mania! I have a very very blank wall on one side of the office that I had struggled with how to add a little punch of fun and whimsy over the last few years. It all started with my bin of remnant fabrics. I really only buy fabric when I have specific crafts or projects in mind so I don't have a lot of any single fabric, but just enough to cover this project entirely without having to spend any money.


 

The only money spent was on a few embroidery hoops that I rounded up over the last few months at garage and tag sales for less than $1 each (most were ten to twenty five cents). I have seen countless adorable images using embroidery hoops as decor so even though I didn't know when or where they would end up I thought they were a worthwhile thing to collect at the right price.

{ I have no idea what happened to this image while watermarking it, but the black line is an unintentional oopsie! }

To make the letters I free handed an outline based off some antique stamps I had, but you can stencil or trace any letter by printing them and cutting them out. 

My letters all laid out. It might be a good idea to use some no-sew type glue, but I just winged it.

I used the same fabric for all my letters, but different colors of embroidery thread to sew them on to the hoops.
 

{ a good reminder to keep reaching for the stars }
 



I have one more mini art project I did as well that I will share this week!

And don't worry, I haven't forgot my ask away vlog!!  I am aiming to have all your answers posted this week once the video is done being edited.

Cheerio, friends!

16 comments:

bec said...

what a fun creative display..so simple and pretty...
your office is beautiful.
Bec x

hersplitends.com said...

Love this! And so simple. When i first saw the image i thought you had spent hours and hours sewing or embroidering the letters on...they look fantastic!!

Cheers
~ Jillian
www.hersplitends.com

Pine Tree Home said...

ADORABLE. Love the simplicity and the face that it's homemade.

Happy Blue Gal said...

I have been collecting embroidery hoops for some time now and have been looking for a project. I love the look of embroidery but I'm not sure I could tackle a big project. This is perfect! Thanks!

Barbara said...

Cute so vintage looking

Erin said...

Another beautiful room - I love your desk! What does the 'V' on your telephone table stand for?

So Not Martha said...

I love that it has each of your initials, too! Was that intentional?

Holly and Sean said...

Erin, the V was a recent sale Urban Outfitters purchase LOL. I am trying collect enough letters to spell LOVE by valentines day.

Holly and Sean said...

Not Martha, I didn't notice it but Wren did as I was sewing. She keeps telling me I am just borrowing her W!

Chelsea Coleen said...

so fun. i am telling you pinterst is the best worst thing to ever happen! best because its just amazing. and worst because all i want to do is PIN. i have no time to grocery shop! i need to pin!! ha :)

Evelyn said...

It looks super cute, what a great idea! It would look so adorable in a nursery.

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Tracey @ My House of Giggles said...

I love your little project! You did an amazing job with the top stitching! I'm not sure if you've noticed, but all three of your initials really stand out :) W H S ..... I thought that was pretty great if it was a coincidence ;)

Michelle Richardson said...

Super fun! I love this idea!

Our Pinteresting Family said...

So beautiful! I love how they look on the wall. Enjoy your space! Megan

Country French Judi said...

Sorry it looks cheezy. I would rather look at a blank wall. it looks like the crafts kids do at summer camp. I am being totally honest. You have a great looking house and this look is not you. Find a vintage map, family pics but not that!!

28years said...

This makes me smile. What a cool little project.

 
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