Wall Décor

Published on October 8th, 2010 | by Jules Yap


Faith + Freedom wall decor

Materials: (not sure of the name) – but those wood slats that are used to support the beds

Description: The goal was to create wall hanging elements for fresh flowers. As I started cleaning out my garage I found a couple of groups of wood bed slats from an IKEA bed. After removing the staples and the cloth holding them together I was in business. I cut them down to size, then put the “frames” together.

The “nests” were formed with 3/16″ wood dowels, after soaking in a tub of water to achieve flexibility. The frames were sanded, and treated with polyurethane. As I was building – a poem came to me – so I felt that it was necessary to incorporate it.

I used vinyl lettering on plexi glass – mounted to the back of each frame. I added the final touches of twine to make them hang – and then FINALLY the flowers… The flowers are kept in test tubes, filled with a small amount of water.


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8 Responses to Faith + Freedom wall decor

  1. Anonymous says:

    i dunno, but i think its pretty cool. just like, a stimulation for ideas. gee, let someone have her moment? .

  2. Baby Nursery Wall Decor says:

    Fantastic idea I really love seeing new designs such as this one its really unique and one of a kind.

  3. Anonymous says:

    This is a fantastic re-use of IKEA items. The result is artful and inexpensive. Kudos! There are a lot of “hacks” on here that don’t technically qualify as so (is there an actual “definition?”), but still fill the bill in terms of the reduce/reuse/recycle concept, as well as a source for inspiration. In fact, I am en route to the garage to dig out our old Malm bed!


  4. Anonymous says:

    Not trying to be mean, but I understand the previous post about this not really being a hack. I’m fine with someone making art out of IKEA products and calling it an IKEA hack. But those ‘bed slats’ sure look like regular 2 x 4′s to me. She may have got these from her garage and an old IKEA bed frame. But I think someone had used regular 2 x 4′s (for something) in that bed frame.

    I did a hack on a HEIMDAL bed frame. I wanted the mattress to sit on top of the bed frame-not sink into it. Easier to make the bed that way, and the bed is then 3.5″ higher. So I built a frame with 2 x 4′s to sit in the bed frame and then used 1 x 3 slats on top of that.

    BTW, I would say all of this to my mom and the OP.

  5. keter-magick says:

    I think if we can take something that might otherwise remain clutter and turn it into art, that’s a good hack. Not every hack has to be “practical.”

  6. Beate says:

    Play nice. Be appreciative of another’s efforts. Don’t say anything that you won’t say in front of your mom or daughter.

    Different people, different thoughts. Stay cool, relax. Let live!

  7. Anonymous says:

    Maybe more creativity? Maybe some paint? Maybe some fabric? Oh wait that would be the TYGLÖSA… nevermind. Honestly I don’t see this as a real hack, you could make this from bits of wood from the garage, twine inside and out, and fake flowers picked up from salvation army… This would probably be sold at Wal-mart for dirt. I don’t think you’re quite understanding the concept of this site…

  8. Anonymous says:

    She used wood slats as… wood slats. The only hack here is the poet.

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