Have you seen these faux pull down charts? Have you wanted to try to make a faux pull down chart and stumbled upon a million tutorials on Pinterest? That’s probably because they fit into so many styles, adorning the walls of boho chic to farmhouse style homes and add just a touch of whimsy. Back in the spring I wanted to change my wall decor up for my Spring Home Tour . I had a clearance print from IKEA and a wallpaper sample (the one above) that I loved but didn’t have a frame that fit them. So I decided to turn them both into a faux pull down chart. Like most things I do I made it as easy and quick as possible because after a hard day of work my husband likes to eat dinner not crafts and he prefers it to be glitter free.
It’s also another month of thrifty style with The Thrifty Style Team. Below you will find links to lots of thrifty decor ideas so be sure to stick around!!
Speaking of thrifty this little project cost me a whoppin $5. I already had the prints and wallpaper sample, the hot glue, and the twine. I only had to go to the hardware store for a couple of dowels.
The tutorial and supply list for making a faux pull down chart:
- print or paper of choice in any size
- hot glue gun and glue sticks
- dowel-cut to size
- clippers or hand saw
- cut 2 dowels (I used a 5/16 size dowel) to the same width as your print | I used my garden clippers because the dowel was small in size | If you use a larger dowel use a small hand saw to cut it
- sand the cut ends smooth
- tie twine to each end of one of the dowels that you cut to size | figure out how long to make the twine based on how high you want it to hang | if you make it too long you can add a knot to it to make it shorter like I did
- using your hot glue gun add a bead of hot glue to the bottom of your print and press the dowel without twine firmly onto it
- repeat the process for the top of the print and use the dowel that you have added the twine to
- hang it on the wall, stand back and admire your craftiness then get in the kitchen and make dinner
The finished product:
I love the cheer these floral prints add. This is such an easy and inexpensive way to change up your wall decor.
I paired the small floral one with a weaving from The Decor Adobe and it dressed up the awkward TV area.
While we are speaking of thrifty decorating I recently did a makeover on that gold hallway in the pic with a budget of $100. See it HERE
Thank you for visiting with me today. Enjoy all the other thrifty ideas for this month.