Sunday, March 18, 2012
Originally, I put up a bamboo "room divider", because our neighbors decided to park their ugly broken truck right next to our fence! I was sick of looking at that and their ugly half-painted garage. This is the before photo... (even though they finally moved out recently and took their truck with them!)
Love for Textiles book that Ikea sent me. In it, they really try to inspire you to use whatever textiles you have to create a space you love and it has an emphasis on outdoor spaces. So, move outdoors! Another aspect that they encourage is to forget the perfection! A quote in the book is "Perfectionists, look away now!" I decided to lay my perfectionist tendencies aside for this project and just go with however I felt in the moment using everything I could from my linen closet. I did feel a little hippy-ish hanging some rope and fabric from a tree, but I really love it! And who cares if it doesn't last forever...I'm sure I will have more fabric scraps to use up eventually!
I started with a strand of lights I got at a yard sale for .50 cents! Pretty sure they are my friend, Kitty's previously...
- A strand of garden lights or Christmas lights
-scrap fabric pieces that are approximately 1.5 inches wide by 20'' - 45'' in length, enough to go across the length of your strand of lights
Snip one inch into your fabric scraps, then rip the pieces apart. Take your scrap fabric and tie it around your strand of lights.