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.