Fabric Wall Treatment

Marian ParsonsBefore and Afters, Furniture Makeovers, My House169 Comments


Today was a jam-packed DIY filled day and I have pretty pictures to show for it…


I got my fabric yesterday and I couldn’t wait to play with it…well, work with it.  It is my job after all.  This project was something I wanted to do anyway, but it was for an HGTV.com tutorial, so it got bumped up the list.  Don’t ask me how I did this project, yet.  I wrote a full tutorial and it will be available soon (a few weeks probably) and I’ll link to it when it’s live.

So, can you start to see my vision come to life from the bones of the room I showed a few weeks ago?   






I love how the wall treatment works with the bed.



…and the chandelier is just waiting patiently on the chair that’s waiting patiently as well.   One thing at a time.


I’ve had company lately as I’ve been working on my projects.  She’s my neighbor’s cat, but we used to play with her and her kittens when they were strays.  She comes around now and then to visit.



Yes, my Christmas tree is still out on my deck.  I just dragged it out and left it there and there it still sits.  It might be a fortunate thing since I’m working on Christmas projects and it might be a good thing to have a tree in the background for some of the photo shoots.  Of course, that means I have to haul it off the deck and put lights on it again…

Anyway, I also did some research to figure out what kind of curtains I want to make for the bedroom.  This is for a tutorial as well and, since I’ve written several curtain tutorials, I want to bring something new to this one.



I think I’ve settled on what I want to do.

I did take a few minutes in the day to throw some leftover veggies into tortillas for a quick lunch…


 …and I even took time to take a picture of it.

The afternoon was spent writing articles and editing photos.  My mom then came over when she was done with work and helped me paint the wood planks for the bedroom ceiling (also for a tutorial.)

I’ve been ultra productive the past few days, even for me, but I get to slow down a little tomorrow for a haircut.  Am I the only one who thinks that’s a big treat?  I just get to sit there and I don’t feel like I have to plow through my to-do list or get up to get anyone a snack.

will do some more work on tutorials and the ceiling fan is coming down, hallelujah, so there will still be plenty going on.  

Before I sign off, I’ll leave you with this…


   Just because I love it so much.

Fabric Wall Treatment

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169 Comments on “Fabric Wall Treatment”

  1. What did you do with the floor. I loved the area run you had down in previous pictures.


  2. The difference in the before and after is amazing! Love the fabric, bed, pillows, bedding, and your lamps from before go perfect with it all!

  3. Hi Marian,
    I’m surprised there weren’t other compliments besides Mary’s on your fantastic pattern matching job. It is very impressive!

  4. I’m feeling way better about the fact that I just took my Christmas tree down yesterday. =D
    We’ve been a combination of sick and busy since Christmas Eve.

    GORGEOUS difference the fabric makes in tying your whole look together. Can’t wait for the sequel posts!

  5. Can’t wait for the tutorial…the pattern match is fantastic…love the colors and the bed and the lamps, and…I could go on and on! We are building a new home and I’m already decorating the heck out of it in my mind. Thanks for all the great inspiration!!!!

  6. Oh my gosh…we did this in the 80’s! Yours looks great, Marian. It really enhances the room beautifully. Gorgeous choice of fabric, too.

  7. Fabulous wall treatment and the fabric is gorgeous. I am looking forward to your tutorial.

    Is it me but in your previous posts the fabric was blue but these photos look like the fabric is kind of blue green and even a little hazy. Probably a camera setting, not that I am a camera pro by no means. Just wondering!

    1. Yeah, it’s just the way it looks on the screen. The fabric is definitely indigo. The room has a very pale green on the walls right now and it casts a green on everything it seems. I’m painting them a fresh white tomorrow. The room is also very hard to photograph since there’s only one west-facing window.

  8. I love what you’ve done with the fabric walls! Have you considered using drop cloths to make curtains? The look like an ivory linen, just like your bead head/footboard. I can’t wait to see what you come up with. I’m a huge fan.

  9. Looks beautiful. I love the fabric treatment and the plain white plates. Do your end tables match? In color, yes. In style, ? Did you switch out the one on the left side as we face the bed? Can’t wait for the tutorial and the fabricl adhesive. Why did you choose fabric in lieu of wallpaper? Texture? Harriett

    1. The side tables are the same ones that were in the “bones” picture. They are mismatched pieces I found at yard sales. I am planning to paint them…surprise, surprise! I chose the fabric because it can be easily removed when/if I get tired of it. Wallpaper is too permanent for me. It’s also a lot easier to apply.

  10. WOW!!!! I cannot wait for the tutorial!!! That looks amazing! I hope it is easier than it looks 🙂
    And I can definitely relate to a haircut being a real treat!

  11. Beautiful project, and I am very impressed at the speed at which you work once you put your mind to a project. Looking forward to the tutorial. I hope your neighbor’s gorgeous kitty got to come inside to keep you company for awhile!

  12. That fabric on the wall is INCREDIBLE! And it looks so professionally done! I am just so impressed! What a HUGE difference the new bed made, but that fabric just nailed it! Can’t wait to see the tutorials coming up!

  13. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the fabric on the wall! You have me thinking about doing that as well. Can’t wait to see the tutorial!

  14. Um, yeah….AMAZING. That is absolutely stunning. I love it! I mean, I can’t get over how much I love it. I’d stay in there all day long and just look at it if I were you. 🙂

  15. Everything…so perfect. Even the photo of the sweet kitty.

    I agree with you about having your hair done…It’s such a treat for me too. So relaxing…even nurturing…I have a great stylist…and I just put myself in n her hands and let her do her thing!

  16. Gorgeous! And yes a haircut is an absolute treat – total me time & the rest of the world, work, family, life has to wait!!

  17. Amazing as always! Looking forward to see the final reveal. I love the lamps. If you’ve mentioned where you got them, I missed it. Would love to buy a pair.

  18. Your room is looking so wonderful, the wall fabric is such a great pick and the full room looks warming and crisp. I just love it.

  19. I get excited every time I see a miss mustard seed email in my inbox. You always make my day. Love everything you do. Now if you could only bottle your energy and enthusiasm I’d buy THAT too. Along with your great paints. Bedroom wall is amazing. Thank you for sharing.

  20. I love the transformation of this room. Each piece has a completely different look with the addition of the wall treatment. I know the paint treatment of the night stands will be amazing, but I actually like them in their current state. I love the layers that are being placed with each of the items, walls, night stands, lamps, bed…one of my favorite rooms I have seen. The lamps really pop without standing out too much. Where did you get them, please?

  21. Absolutely stunning fabric walls. The colour palette is so soothing and inviting, can’t wait to see the tutorial! Really enjoy your posts. Have a great weekend.

  22. loved the fabric and the idea and “its got me goin!” I’ve moved my curtain to the third house I’ve bought that go in my bedroom and the first house wallpaper matched the curtains on the one wall where the curtains were. Now i want to go out to find that wall paper to match those curtains in my bedroom. AND….i found two mis matched cream colored bedside tables that were queen ann style. I painted them both white and i love the creative difference and both have mismatched lamps, shabby chic style thought. Love your blog and oh so much the kitty standing in approvement. My kitty does the same.

  23. Three words – Amazing, Beautiful, Gorgeous! Wow! Great job! Looking forward to tutorial!

  24. I also would love to know about the lamps. Love the walls but I need lamps! Actually, love everything I see.

  25. I’m a MMS stalker and I’m finally coming out of hiding for this question! HA! 😉 So, I have always wanted to cover a wall in fabric, but I have severe allergies and have been worried about the dust and cleaning aspect of it. Have you covered a wall before and if so, what are your thoughts on that issue? Is the adhesive you used strong enough to take a damp cloth wipe down? Do you vacuum the wall? I was thinking of just using staples across the top covered with moulding instead of an adhesive. Thoughts on technique? Thanks so much for this literally itching question! 😉 Smiles!

  26. Great job Miss Mustard Seed … as usual … great choices make awesome results.
    Love it all.
    Audrey Z.
    Timeless Treasures

  27. Wow! Marian, this looks fantastic! I wouldn’t have expected anything less than fantastic coming from MMS, but your room makeover just blew me away! This looks amazing! Super well done 🙂

  28. Oh my goodness…..this just looks wonderful! I love it! You did a great job, I know your are enjoying every minuite of it …now. Thank you for sharing!

  29. Truly fantastic. I think you will sleep better and have more productive dreams because of surrounding yourself in that beauty.

  30. I love the technique and the fabric. Have seen in it red, but not sure where to find it. Can you tell us where to get that fabric?

  31. Marian, what did you use to clean your brass chandelier please? I bought one similar at an estate sale …could use a little elbow grease ( and an electrician ) lol

    You were born to inspire ..you little muse you! Thank you so much for leading us to do good things for our homes and uplift our spirits..


  32. Good Morning Marian,
    I love your master bedroom; wonderful job! I was just wondering if you would mind telling me where you got your bed from? I have had my head board for over thirty years and would love a change. Thank you.
    sincerely Helen Rayburn

  33. I love your bedroom wall and curtain fabric. Where did you purchase the fabric and also the name of the fabric? I want a bedroom just like yours!

  34. Echoing the other gals – what is the name/mfr. of your wall fabric? As a lifelong Fabric Freak, I think I need some of that!! 🙂
    Thanks, Marian!
    P.S. How wonderful was my niece Abbe’ as your Memphis instructor? She’s awesome!!

  35. I have the same fabric on some chairs in my formal dining that you have on your bedroom wall. I have a small scrap left and would like to make some pillows but I can’t find the fabric in stores or online.Do you remember the name and manufacturer. I thought it was Waverly, but I can’t find it on their website. I reupholstered the chairs a few years ago, so it maybe be discontinued.

  36. Hello!
    I can’t find the information on the wall coverings and how you did that. Can you send me the link or information?
    Thanks so very much!!!

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