When I bought my house back in December I knew that one of the bedrooms would be used as my craft/sewing/office room and I would definitely need some organization in order to maintain an organized space. I had pinned exactly what I wanted to do with my paints thanks to a PIN on Pinterest from Jennifer Maker who created a “wallflower” out of PVC pipe and a duct ring. Until I read her supply list, I never even knew some of this stuff existed.
It took me a few weeks after we got moved in before I headed out for supplies. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to make mine as big as hers as she used a 12″ duct ring in the middle and had 9 pedals. I ended up using an 8″ ring and only needed 7 pedals. I have seen many versions of this since I first saw Jennifer’s post a couple years ago, so I knew the possibilities were endless. I did not use everything that she used.
My supplies consisted of the following:
- Two – 6-in diameter PVC Extensions (these are 2 feet long)
- One – 8″ Steel Starting Collar (duct ring)
- Ten – Machine screws (#8-32 x 3/4 in)
- Ten – 10 washers
- Ten – Cap Nuts (#8-32)
- Spray paint (Krylon ColorMaxx Paint + Primer – Gloss Navy Blue and Gloss Sun Yellow)
- D-Ring hangers
- 50 lb. Picture Hangers
It took a couple weeks after I bought my supplies before I could get my husband to cut the 7 pedal pieces out for me, then it took another week before I could get it painted as that needed to be done outside since it was spray paint and the weather has been more cold, rainy and snowing than sunshine. I felt like a kid in a candy store once I was able to get this much done.
I finally got to the day that I could put it all together and finally hang on my wall. Although it is not perfect by no means, I am happy with it and to me that is all that really matters. If you’ve been on the fence about whether you can create a wallflower, take it from me, it’s easier than you think and as long as you are happy with the outcome that is all that matters.
I love my craft room and can’t wait to finish everything up so I can share the way it has come together.
If you’ve looked through my website very much you should already know that I love to do all types of craft projects. I recently found a website…well it actually found me as it was on one of my news feeds and I clicked on it. I keep asking myself when am I going to learn NOT to click on those things as they just lead to me spending money, which is exactly what happened this time?
The ad was for a monthly subscription to Project Home DIY (no affiliation) where you can purchase a box from the past or sign up for a monthly subscription and receive the box that comes out the next month. Since I signed up in January I wasn’t supposed to get a box until February, but once I was on the site and saw what was available in the January box I decided to order one and get a jump start.
The box included the wood for three different projects, two paints, a stencil with several words to choose from, some decorative paper, wood glue, twine and a sprig of cotton along with instructions on how to put together what they showed as an example of what the projects could look like. Of course you could put your own spin on it and go outside the box and create whatever you wanted, which I saw several people do on the Facebook group. In your first box your supposed to receive a starter kit as well, so I assume that will come in my February box since that is officially my first subscription box. I personally don’t think the boxes are worth the price they are charging, but I’m still buying them, at least for a few months.
You can tell the fonts are different on the items below which is due to me choosing to make my own as I didn’t really like the stencils that were included as when I used them they didn’t leave as crisp a lines as I like and I could see the imprint from the stencil itself in my paint. I used my Cricut Maker to create some of my own stencils, such as the dog paw and the word believe.
The rolling pin was not part of the monthly subscription, but something I had been wanting to do for several months as I purchased a half dozen of these back in September and had yet to do anything with them. I hope to do some more of the rolling pins to place in other areas of my home or for different holidays. I think it added to this set up, which is displayed in my living room, so I included it.
The box came with all the items shown below. Full disclosure – the below pic was taken from the Project Home DIY site and they are linked in my article above so you can go to them and see how wonderful this subscription is for yourself. Happy Crafting!