Hide ugly wall fixtures with Canvas Art

Hide ugly wall fixtures with Canvas Art

Wall art over fixture When everything falls in place…

You see that there? That’s my bathroom door. It’s a sliding door.

There’s a power socket underneath the art. It’s connected to my suicide shower. Now let me tell you why I want to find whoever designed this space and strangle him… {pretty sure it’s a dude }

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Madaraka day DIY Gallery wall*

Madaraka day DIY Gallery wall*

home decor kenya Calabash art

East or west home is best.

This post is a Madaraka day collaboration with my friend Avia of DIY love Kenya. You can check out her post on her blog where she did an awesome makeover project.

I discovered her blog a few weeks ago and it was like spotting land after being lost in the sea for months. Not that I know what that feels like but I’m sure it’s close. She also does lots of DIY projects. We had a little date after that and it was nice to talk about stuff that not many people get, like how limited the spray paints variety locally is and how we can’t seem to find washi tape and where to get supplies for cheap.

Anyway, we had this Idea to do a collabo post and with Madaraka day already here, we decided to do a Kenya.ish themed post.

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DIY Placemat wall art*

DIY Placemat wall art*

wall art When in doubt use three pieces.

 

I had seen some of the offers at the opening of Garden city mall and got excited over the power tools on offer at game. They had jig saws, grinders and drills going for 2200 kes, *Jaw drop! I wanted to get a jig saw so I went to check them out on Friday evening and Lo and behold, the saws were sold out! I couldn’t believe it.

I asked one attendant where the Black and Decker jigsaws on offer were and he told me that they were probably all bought by some heavy buying Indian Shoppers who were clearing shelves. I was a bit pissed but after thoroughly checking through the shelves to be sure I bought a Ryobi handline jigsaw instead.

Anyway, see this beautiful trio of laser cut art above the bed, those are actually placemats that I got from the same store. Here is what they looked like before.

 

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Pulled string art wall panels *

Pulled string art wall panels *

Pulled string art - finished wall panels

How to decorate a large wall.

I had a wall that was covered in crayon doodles and it was badly in need of some growing up. I needed to do something to give it a breath of life so I settled on wall panels.

Wall panels  are a great way to decorate an expansive wall. They can be made from wood and covered with whatever covering you desire. You can use wallpaper, interesting fabric, crayon, or paint.

 

Of course these panels didn’t always look like this, they were pretty ordinary.

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