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What I Purchased For Our Small Patio

Happy summer everyone!  Just a few weeks ago my husband cleaned up our patio space and now all it needs is some decorating love.  That's where I come in!   This post contains affiliate links For our DIY bluestone patio, my plan is to maximize the 10'x10' space by setting up two different zones.  One for dining and one for lounging.  Our Patio I purchased a black and white patio sofa about four years ago so I thought I would make it simple and use these colors as my inspiration for the design. For me, these timeless colors add elegance and make a space look crisp and neat without much effort.    Here is what I purchased for our small patio BISTRO TABLE SET This bistro table set is elegant, simple and the perfect size for just the two of us and our small patio. If you love this set as much as I do you can find it at my Amazon shop under  Home Favorites .  It comes in 8 different colors if you're not so keen on the black set. Amazon UMBRELLA I've had my eye on a black

Decorate Walls With Fabric

Do you have a closet or a small wall in your home that needs a little pick me up?  Decorating your walls with fabric instead of wallpaper is an inexpensive & damage-free way to go.  Using just a yard of fabric I covered the closet wall behind my desk and gave it a fresh new look.  
   
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How to decorate walls with fabric  


This small closet sits behind my desk in my workroom.  To see the before and after pictures of the workroom, click HERE.  

BEFORE the wall was plain and boring. 
 Here is how to add style and sophistication to your walls using fabric.

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Placing the fabric on the wall was a simple process. For this easy DIY, you will need a pair of scissors, straight pins, and a ruler.  

1.  Measure and cut the fabric to fit the size of your wall 

2.  Adhere the fabric to the wall with straight pins. 

3.  Align the fabric on the wall just under the ceiling line. Using a hammer gently tap the first pin into the corner of the fabric and wall. Hold the fabric taut and tap the next pin in.  Use the line of the ceiling as a guide, this will keep the fabric straight.  Repeat this process until it is secure. Smooth out any bumps with your hand.

4.  Step back and admire your new wall!  

I often use straight pins instead of nails because they are small and do not leave noticeable holes in the wall.  

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If you want a designer look without paying the high price of designer wallpaper, shop for discount fabric.  Amazon has a wonderful selection of fabric to choose from.  This black and white stripe fabric only cost me $4.00.
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If you get tired of your fabric simply swap it out for a new look!

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Comments

Decor To Adore said…
This is so cute and clever that I might have to give it a try! I would love for you to share this gem of a post on Thoughts of Home on Thursday.
Julie Nichols said…
Thank you Laura for the visit! I would love to share my post on Thoughts of Home.
Unknown said…
This definitely made a huge difference! I have never used fabric, but this inspires me to give it a try :) Would love for you to share this at The DIY Collective tomorrow! We go live at 6am/ET. I know our viewers would love this, as well as many of your other great projects!
Brooke Riley~Re-Fabbed www.re-fabbed.com
Julie Nichols said…
Thank you for the visit & the invite to the diy collective. I would love to share my projects.
Laura said…
I love what you have done and my all time favorite fabric pattern is black and white stripe!
Thank you for joining Thoughts of Home on Thursday.
Stacey said…
Love, love, love this! Just some simple straight pins, huh? That's pretty smart and the stripes add such pizzazz!

Thank you for joining Thoughts of Home on Thursday. We are happy to have you. :)
Oh my goodness, I am a nut over stripes anyway, so this is wonderful and no hassle.
Wall paper is such a huge commitment and I am just not ready to go down that path.
Thank you so much for participating in Thoughts of Home On Thursday and we hope to see you back next week too!
Jemma
bj said…
I love this...such a good idea...
Happy Tweak it Tues
Julie Nichols said…
Thank you Laura for stopping by!!
Julie Nichols said…
Thank you so much for the visit Stacey!
Julie Nichols said…
Thanks Jemma for stopping by!!
Julie Nichols said…
Thank you bj for the sweet comment!!
Anonymous said…
looks fabulous.

Kathy
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