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String Wall Art

Are you tired of just putting photos or prints up in your home?  Why not take string to a new level and do something funky on your walls?!?

I wanted to do something unique for my downstairs guest bathroom, but I didn’t want to spend a lot of money (hardly any money).  So, I went to my studio, looked around for what I had and found some leftover string from way back when.  I got inspired.  I didn’t have the colors I wanted to I ended up zipping over to Michael’s to grab some additional string.  You can use any kind of sting, yarn, wire, whatever you want.  What I love most about this project is that it’s very inexpensive.  I spent just under $20 for all of it.

When I do a project for myself I don’t really plan, I just dive in.  I knew I wanted to do something contemporary, geometric, but still traditional.  So, I just started drawing dots with a pencil on my blank bathroom wall.

Bathroom Before

I had to erase a few dots.  No biggie.  I placed dots one inch apart to create the pattern.

After I drew in my pattern I started hammering in the nails.  I like to use small floor brad nails with small heads so the nails aren’t too distracting.

I pounded them in about half way.

Do your best to hammer the nails so that they are perpendicular to the wall for a clean look.  Take your time.

The best part is the string.  Just go crazy and have fun.  You can be very purposeful with how you weave your pattern or you can be loose and fill the pattern randomly, both will look awesome.

I chose be random and just fill it up!  Then, when I was all done I super glued the strings to every nail.  I did that because I have two beautiful boys who love to touch, pick, pull, and grab things.  You know the kind… That way I don’t have to get after them.  They can touch and enjoy it, plus every time they run their hands through it they give it a good dusting.  😉

If you are wondering how to clean it.  Just use a paper towel to softly brush across the strings.

This art is very flat so I did my best with the photos in a small dark bathroom.  Plus, I shot some photos with my phone and my camera. I have to say it looks better in person than in the photos.

Bathroom After

I love having different art and texture on my walls.  It gives my home a little variety.

So what do you think?  Are you brave enough to try something like this?  I say go for it!




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  • Beth
    April 28, 2017 at 8:52 am

    You make it look easy but I’m not sure I can hammer in a nail straight…

    • Melessa
      April 28, 2017 at 8:55 am

      Just take your time and hammer slowly. Using a smaller hammer works better.

  • Kim
    April 28, 2017 at 8:53 am

    This is beautiful! I love all your ideas!

    • Melessa
      April 28, 2017 at 8:56 am

      Thanks Kim! I hope this gives you ideas for your own home.

  • Barb
    April 28, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    This would make me want to spend more time in the bathroom looking at the string art. It looks lovely.

  • Jo
    May 4, 2017 at 10:33 pm

    Love it! Sort of random… Did you super glue the string along the side of the nail? Or what’s the best way to do that?

    • Melessa
      May 5, 2017 at 7:25 am

      Yes I did. It holds up very well. Kids love to touch it!

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