There’s this big blank space on the wall between the two windows in Kennedy’s room that we’ve been sort of humming and hawing over for awhile. I wanted to do something a little bit eye-catching, but not too crazy and still in keeping with her farm animal/horsey theme in her room.
Well, I was pinning around Pinterest the other day and I came across an idea from This Thrifty House to iron fabric right onto the wall.
Really? Does it work? I Googled it and read about 20 different tutorials on it. There are a few ways to do it, but the way I did it was using spray starch, since that’s what I had.
It does work! It does!
And yes, the yellow carpet is still there!
Of course, Kennedy was not super excited about the idea at first. She’s on to me and my passing my blog projects off as “crafts”. I let her pick what kind of shape she’d like on her wall though and then she was all for it.
She must be reading blogs over my shoulder because trees on the wall are just the hottest thing in kids’ rooms right now.
Here are the quick and easy steps!
1) Draw your shape on your fabric and cut it out.
2) Spray startch on the back of it.
3)Iron it to the wall!
This little rocking horse approves of his new shady tree to stand under.
This discovery has been like a whole new world opening up to me this week. I’ve been sticking stuff on our walls left, right, and centre, just to see what works. Kennedy and Chris aren’t too sure what to make of it, but they’re humoring me, as usual.
Let me tell you, I have made some pretty fun little discoveries. Stay tuned for more ways to stick things to your walls and confuse your family!
Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.