Now that the walls are painted, I needed to decorate my walls. As I mentioned in my earlier post, I painted my walls in “Chartreuse” that was from a color palette called “Suburban Modern” offered by Sherwin Williams. To give an accent, I painted a wide border going across the walls in “Classic French Gray” from the same color palette. For the wall above the bed, I wanted something simple – something that picks up the pattern of the bedspread and color(s) of my other decorations. I also wanted something that didn’t involve a lot of nail holes on my newly patched and painted walls. Plus, I wouldn’t want to hang anything too heavy above my head – that’s like an accident waiting to happen!
So, something circle shaped, light, and custom paintable… I remembered seeing a wall application kit online. The kit came with a set of eight paintable wooden circles. It seemed perfect, but $42 for a set?! There had to be a cheaper way to do this… So, I visited a local craft store in search for some wooden circle ideas. I found some unfinished wooden circles without holes. “That’s a start…” I thought – “but I need some wooden circles with holes…” As I was walking around the store, I saw a bunch of embroidery hoops hanging from the wall shelf. My search was finally over!
I ended up with 12 embroidery hoops in different sizes. I just used the inner hoops for the project. I first filled the small holes on hoops. I then sanded them smooth and primed. I painted (two coats) some white (the same color as the baseboards) and some orange. The original plan was to paint them chartreuse to match the wall color, but I thought they would blend in too much. I thought orange would “pop” nicely, but still tie into the color scheme since there was a quite bit of orange already in my bedroom. I used scrapbooking glue dots to hang the hoops on the wall. I had everything except the circles on hand, so I only spent $10 for this project.