Perhaps I have no cords to conceal but I do have beautiful, painted tapestries.
Want to paint some for your own home?
What You Need:
- Utility Fabric- Why did I choose utility fabric? One, it's cheap. Two, it's stiff and doesn't wrinkle easily.
- Wooden Dowels
- Knobs- I used the old knobs from my grandfather's desk.
- Spray Paint
- Wood Glue
- Sewing Machine
- Sheet of Plastic
- Hand Saw
How-To Paint Fabric Tapestries
First, create your pattern template. I used this quatrefoil image from Tatertots and Jello, printed out four pieces of paper with the image and traced the pattern onto a piece of plastic (purchased at a local craft store). I cut out the center pieces, leaving the design's edges as my template.
I cut my white utility fabric to the width and length I wanted, weighted down the edges of the fabric laid the template on the fabric and spray painted sections at a time.
I folded the top of the fabric over an inch and sew along the bottom edge.
You will now have a pocket to slide the dowel into.
I cut the dowels two inches longer than the width of the tapestry with a hand saw and then sanded down the cut edge.
Then I painted all of the dowels and knobs a shiny black.
Voila! An inexpensive and chic wall treatment perfect for hiding hanging cords or spicing up a boring room.