Craft Room Post 2

I decided to show you bits and pieces of my craft room makeover rather than the whole thing at once.  I posted last week about a storage solution.  If you missed it you can see it here.   Seeing the progress is making me soooo happy.  Vintage 1950’s is the look I’m going for; I think I would have loved to have lived during that period of time.   Think “I Love Lucy” or “Happy Days”.  My mother tells me that when they went shopping in the 50’s they wore their dresses, gloves, and hats.  It was a time to dress up for.  Can you imagine seeing that now?  She said that it was a less hurried time where visiting on the front porch with your neighbors was the norm in the evenings.  Yes, I think I would have loved living then.

Anyway, I wanted this room to have some color and to be an inspiring room to create.  I really didn’t want to just paint the room I wanted something a little different.  So, I took this:

And this:


And made this:

I actually am kind of thrilled with it.

I cut the fabric into squares, dipped them in starch, squeezed out the excess starch, and stuck them to the wall.  That’s it.  When I want a change the squares will pull right off.

I also did the same thing to the back of my shelves.  It made a huge difference.  I am finishing the edges with old yardsticks to give it a finished look.

patchwork wall 2

(You can find liquid starch in most grocery stores.)

So, what do you think?

Dru About Dru

There are so many things I could say but I will just start with the basics. Mother to 4. Grandmother to 11 (Yes, 11. All under the age of 9.) I am a former Army wife and we spent 15 years traveling around the world. It was such a thrill to have seen so many places and meeting lifetime friends. I spent many years working in the craft industry and love getting together with friends and creating. I have a lifelong love of thrift shops, antiques, and yard sales.


  1. Avatar dee warren says

    I’m having a hard time seeing the things on your site. I can read the stuff but not see the pictures. Cool stuff!

    • Hi Dee, I’m not sure what the problem could be. This is the first we’ve heard of a problem. Hopefully, it works itself out.

  2. Love it! 🙂

  3. Is this my Rachel? Thanks!

  4. Love this idea!! Simple, easily doable and the finished wall looks great. Thanks so much for sharing. Following you on Pinterest. Sande@ My Personal Accent.

  5. The gang at My Personal Accent thinks your post about Craft Room Post #2 is fantastic and we would like to invite you to party with us at starting at 5:00 Thursday nights at our new Blog Strut Peacock Style Link Party to share your creative ideas. Come on over!!

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