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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Off the Wall


Our house in the city had cinder block walls, so I upholstered them with fabric

For the Library Walls I chose a black chintz, printed with all kinds of exotic feathers.
The ceiling was a lacquered red



center photo: Terence Hall Residence, New Orleans



We moved to the country and sold our city house

The new owners definitely did not like my color scheme

So, I ended up with yards and yards of fabric from my many upholstered walls





Now, I am not a seamstress, however, I can sew a straight line






Voila, a black tablecloth with exotic feathers






Gina



8 comments:

  1. Gina, I've never upholstered walls before. That's cool that you could take it down and re-use. How did the fabric attach to the walls?

    You have so many good ideas!

    -Ann

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  2. It looks fantastic as a tablecloth, but it must have also looked quite striking and unusual on walls.

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  3. Hi Ann, First, we sprayed the walls with glue and attached large sheets of foam (that's the upholstered part). Fabric was sewn together, matching designs. 2" wooden slats were nailed to top and bottom of wall. Fabric was stapled to 2" slats, top and bottom. Double fabric welts covered the staples. Steam iron removed the last of the wrinkles.
    Fabric is easily removed by pulling slats away from wall.

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  4. Dear Francesca, I loved this fabric on my walls, especially with my red laquered ceilings. But I am so glad that our new owners didn't like it.
    Welcome back from your trip to Milan. Can't wait to hear what your new venture will be.

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  5. So glad you could repurpose that fantastic material and what better way than as a tablecloth! Gorgeous.

    Thanks so much for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  6. Good thing you can sew a straight line...you have created something beautiful that will bring you lots more years of joy!!!

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  7. Gina, I bet the room was gorgeous with this fabric. Good thing the new owners didn't like the upholstered wall because now you have a wonderful tablecloth. Thank you for linking to the Open House Party and I hope you a great week.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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