Hi I'm CeLee, and Dress Your Nest is your destination for simple and straight-forward, affordable modern design advice. My mission is to show everyone how to Design Within Reach within reach. I'll show you how high class design doesn't always come with a steep price. Peruse around and let's tap into your inner design diva!

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Mid-Century Modern Wall Hangings

Just recently, I blogged how awesome Etsy is for affordable art. Another alternative to jazzing up some blank space is to create a fabric wall hanging. Textile Arts is a wonderful shop that offers the groovy designs of Marimekko and other mid-century modern designers.

I've ordered some in the past, and lemme tell you ... they are super easy to put together. You will need a staple gun (see Nest Essentials) and a little bit of muscle to assemble them for yourself! They range from $65 to $130. Totally worth it since they are quite large (mostly over 42" wide).

Here are some other great patterns:

OONA - Retro tropics!


LIMELIGHT - how cute for a baby's room


LEHMUS - Serene Sublimity

9 comments:

Rachelle said...

What a cool idea! I love the last one, really soothing.

** Terramia ** said...

Super fun!

Kristen said...

Celee,
Great post! I love the idea of do it yourself art kits. I went ahead an ordered the black and white Kivet Kit. For my office. We'll see how it goes. I am excited about the size and know just where to put it if I can put it together.

CeLee said...

Cool I know that you'll really love it! It takes some time to pull together (~ 1 1/2 hours) with all the stapling...but will be really rewarding! :)

Kristen said...

Could you recommend a really good stapler? I can get one tomorrow at Lowes.

CeLee said...

I actually bought the arrow stapler. I've included a link to it on the left hand navigation under "Nest Essentials". Lowes or Home Depot should have a good selection as well! good luck!

Kristen said...

I bought the Aarow staple gun and the textile arts box came today! It looks fabulous. I hope you read my post. This has been an excellent design suggestion! Thanks, CeLee!

CeLee said...

groovy news! kristen - can you forward me your blog to dressyournest@gmail.com? i can't click on your name to see your blog :)

Meighan said...

I'm new to blogging and love your blog....

and speaking of etsy and affordable original art I hope you'll check my stuff out at either:

www.morrisonartwork.etsy.com

www.morrisonartwork.blogspot.com

Thanks!
Meighan