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Thread: My homemade roll up design wall

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    Lightbulb My homemade roll up design wall

    I had the shelf already. It was in our dining room of our old house, but it didn't fit in the new so I took it for my sewing room. It was wood colored so I painted it (behr embellished blue is the color). I Love the way it looks now. Anyway, I got a cheap roll up shade and some gridded flannel. I glued the flannel to the shade using Aleene's Fabric Fusion. Hint: let it dry well before rolling up the shade. Then we mounted the hardware to the inside of the shelf brackets and installed the shade. It rolls down easily. A little touchy going up but I'm getting the hang of it. I had to increase the tension because of the extra weight of the flannel. I've never had a design wall so I have no idea how much I'll use it but I'm happy to have it. I paid about $23 for the roller shade, a dollar or two for the brackets, and about $20 for the flannel (it was a little expensive but I wanted the grid). The width of the shade is about 60".
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    And yes I put the flannel on crooked. I had to work in sections. lol. If I was doing it again I would have started at the bottom where it's easier to tell if it's straight.

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    Excellent idea. I don't have the place for a design wall. Mine is portable. I use the tablecloth flannel backed. Then I use skirt hangers and hang it on my curtain rod at my 6x5 window. Yours is cute and adorable. I still may go out and look for the flannel grid though. At least it's a guide!

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    Very nice!! Great repurposing of that cute shelf, too.
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    Cute idea!

    Where did you find gridded flannel?

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    Great idea! A good repurposing(is that a word?) and decorating project!

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    If it works for you, that is what is most important. Love the shelf. I have some shelves without the trim. Hope to get them painted and mounted on the wall this spring.
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    ​Very cute design wall!

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    thanks everyone.

    Quote Originally Posted by quiltinghere View Post
    Cute idea!

    Where did you find gridded flannel?

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    I bought it from Nancy's Notions. I saw it at some other sites but I had a free shipping code so in the end, it was cheaper there. I think the per yard price was pretty comparable at all the places I looked at.

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    Great idea Gale. Love your clothespin thingies too!

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    Very good re purposing I like it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SewExtremeSeams View Post
    Great idea Gale. Love your clothespin thingies too!
    I bought those things about 10 yrs ago with big plans and now I can't remember what they are. lol. I figure they look cute on the shelf anyway.

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    Awesome idea. I will be saving this idea for my future sewing room. Nowhere to put it on cement basement walls right now

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    I love the colour of the shelf and the whole design of it...great job....is the flannel the Kaffe Fassett stuff...?

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    it looks terrific
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    Great idea! Thanks for posting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by tellabella View Post
    I love the colour of the shelf and the whole design of it...great job....is the flannel the Kaffe Fassett stuff...?
    I don't think so. I'm not sure who made it though-I saw a name on the selvage but don't remember it now. Here's the link. http://www.nancysnotions.com/product...nnel+fabric.do

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    I think you will be very surprised and happy with just how handy dandy a design wall is once you begin using it ..great project.

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    thank you for sharing - I love it!

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    love it!!!

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    How clever! Looks really neat!
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    Very nifty idea!
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    what a cute idea I love the décor on top of that cute shelf especially the clothes pins and the wash tub

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    That is great! It is attractive and so very clever! Thank you so much for sharing. I need to find somewhere for one of these!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gale View Post
    I don't think so. I'm not sure who made it though-I saw a name on the selvage but don't remember it now. Here's the link. http://www.nancysnotions.com/product...nnel+fabric.do
    They also sell it by the yard at Mary Jo's Cloth Shop in Gastonia, NC. I believe its in the Notions department.
    Just call their 800 #.

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