I really struggled with a name for this post. Easy DIY wall hanging is exactly what it is, but it’s a little less of a DIY than it is just a straight-up ‘hack’. But we’ve talked about my distaste for the word hack, so easy DIY wall hanging it is. Let’s move on.
Do you guys have those things that you buy all the time regardless of whether or not you have a place in your home for it? For me, it’s rugs. I love cool rugs, but my home really doesn’t have enough wood floors to justify my constant purchase of them. I usually stick to buying 2′ x 3′ varieties and just swapping them in and out of the bathroom and kitchen. That is, until this week. So, the backstory is this…I found this rug last month at Home Goods and I couldn’t leave it at the store. It was just $19 and the fluffy, knobby texture and simple, geo design had me. I took it home and it sat in the guest room while I schemed about where it would go. Could I layer it over my cowhide rug in the office? No, not big enough. Could I put it at the back door? Yes, but then it would get dirty and that would break my heart. So a small rug that I don’t want to get dirty. And then it hit me – it would make a beautiful wall hanging!
I could have just tacked it straight to the wall, but I love the look of the woven wall hangings that are woven onto this wooden dowels. I went ahead and purchased a simple dowel rod for $3 from The Depot (more commonly known as The Home Depot, but around here it’s just ‘The Depot’). To attach the rug to the rod, I used an upholstery needle and some thicker thread (which I typically use when hemming jeans or chinos, so I just had it on hand), but you could also use an upholstery specific thread which is a little thicker. Then, I just sewed that dowel right onto the back of the rug. I didn’t go all of the way through the rug, I just picked up small stitches (detail photo below) and created a little pocket that curls around the top of the rod.
I don’t think a project could get simpler, and it really just gives another use to small tapestries and rugs that might otherwise go under appreciated.
So, you can see why I had trouble calling it a DIY. But a gorgeous wall hanging for just $19 that is this size? It’s a steal! I think if anything else, it goes to show that sometimes making a big impact for little work and money is all about being resourceful and thinking outside the box (or shall we say off the floor?)
I hope your week is going amazing and I cannot WAIT to show you guys the office reveal. It’s going to be on Friday, SO I think I’ll do the ‘List’ tomorrow. Does that work for everyone?