I finally did it, I filled the empty space on my living room wall with my “knock off” circle wall decor.
I have had an empty spot on my wall for the past 6+ years. Yes, you read that right! I gave my living room and major makeover 6+ years ago and took down the art work that was up on the walls, and have not found the perfect piece. I finally was motivated to get the space filled after I signed up to do the Summer House Tour. Since I decided I was inviting my readers in to my living room, I needed to fill the space and fill it fast.
This was my inspiration for my design. I loved how it had the layers of circles to give it dimension. I decided to take it up a notch by adding the mirrors.
I found a few of the embroidery hoops at a garage sale and purchased the rest of the hoops and mirrors from the craft store.
I used Country Chic Paint in the color Elegance. This color almost matches the wall color in my dining room, so this would be a perfect way to bring some of the dining room color into the living room.
I laid the hoops out onto the floor to play with some layout ideas. The patterns were endless. I took a few pictures of the designs I liked so I would remember how I had them laid out. I mostly used the inside section of the hoops and removed the clamps from a few outside sections for the additional pieces I needed.
I used wood glue and my staple gun to attach the embroidery hoops together. I was originally going to drill a hole and use the wire to attach, but the glue and staples worked out great.
Once I had them attached, I used clamps until the wood glue was completely dry.
I did use the Gorilla Glue to attach the mirrors to the front of the hoops and the hoops to the tops of the other hoops.
This was a simple and easy project to complete. Space is filled. Now I ask myself, why did you take so long?
UPDATE: I added the above picture thanks to one of my blog followers, Alpa. She wanted to make one for her home and wanted to have the sizes that I used, so I added this simple graphic with the hoop sizes.
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