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Today I’m going to take you through a corner of my living room. This is the Fourth week of the Creating With The Stars contest. I’m not a contestant, but I did really want to participate. So, I’ve been following along the themes of each week and have created something within the week’s theme. If you’ve missed it Week 1- Stria West Elm Dresser Knock Off, Week 2- Southwestern Inspired Accent Wall, Week 3- Copper Pipe and Fish Bowl Wall Lamps (this one was chosen as the week’s Link Up winner, whoo!)
This week I’m going to show you how I created a Himmeli inspired decorative wall art piece.
Let me take you through the rest of the area first. Loads of DIY’s that I’ve already shared on the blog so I link to those tutorials as I mention them.
If I start from the far left of this space, there’s a window outifitted with a DIY gold bamboo curtain rod and a simple canvas drop clothe. The drop clothe is receiving a makeover soon. It’s a technique we’re all familiar with, but it’s probably not what you’d expect. *suspense*
The piece you’re seeing a sliver of on the wall is a Giant Aztec Inspired Wall Art piece I DIY’ed and shared on It’s Overflowing. Underneath that is the Copper Pipe and Fish Bowl Wall Lamps I completed for last week’s challenge.
Beside the Lamp is a vintage three tiered shelving unit. What’s especially cool about this piece it that the shelves fold up to be a decorative piece. I inherited this piece from my great grandmother.
Atop the three shelves are Steel Wrapped Planters with bright teal rocks. On the second shelf you can see little himmeli pyramids that I created for demonstration.
In front of the corner of this room is a bamboo arm chair. It’s very comfortable, but a little bland for my taste. We picked her up off craigslist for $45 and she’s awaiting a makeover.
On her other side is a large majesty palm in a cool herringbone wire basket. I finally found these baskets at my local Target in the baby section.
Along the adjacent wall is my score of the century. She’s a 1950′s Broyhill china cabinet. I’ve already talked about her extensively in my first of many #Craigslistscore blog post. Atop the cabinet is the DIY scrap materials sunburst art piece.
Beside the china cabinet is the himmeli piece I made. (And a VERY happy fiddle leaf fig from Ikea).
What I Used
*Round Brass Tube 12″,1/8″ (15), hacksaw (or dremmel tool), steel wire, wire cutters.
How Long It Took
Less than 1 hour
I’m going to show you the process with those little pyramids I showed above. The piece I made in on the wall was made on a whim, so I have no during photos of that piece.
You’ll need to first cut your tubing to the desired lengths. For a small pyramid that was 6 pieces that were 2 inches each. I used a hacksaw because that’s what I had available. I understand a dremmel tool would work as well.
Straighten out a long piece of steel wire and string 3 pieces of brass tubing onto the wire creating a triangle shape.
Tuck the end of the wire into one of the pieces to secure the shape.
Run two more pieces of tube on the wire, then loop the excess wire through one of the tubes.
Run the last piece of brass tubing onto the wire and connect the pyramid shape by tucking in excess wire into one of the adjacent tubes.
You could make as many shapes as you can imagine. Like the one on my wall! It helps to kind of start stringing things together and start to see where it goes.
I chose actual metal for these projects instead of straws because these supplies are actually leftover from a light fixture I made (*suspense* that one is still in the works). Light bulbs don’t normally get so hot that they’d melt straw, but you really can never be too careful!