I saw this post over at Blue Cricket Design a while ago and I bookmarked it, not sure how/when/where I was going to use this idea, but I loved it! I am such a fabric addict and I loved the idea of displaying fabric on my walls.
I'm working on a living room/dining room makeover (remember this lamp, and this fabric rack, and even more lamps). I needed some big artwork to fill up the wall above my couch. I knew this wall art would be the perfect way to add color and texture...on a budget.
I found this tablecloth at Target that was marked down to $15.38. That might seem a little steep, but it's HUGE (60"x104"). I still have a TON of it leftover for future projects.
I went to Lowe's and found some pressboard that was 2" x 1" x 16' for $5.43. I had them cut 8 pieces at 20" each. Then I brought it home and using pilot holes, I secured each piece of wood together with screws. Here's what the frames looked like once they were put together.
Then I cut out my fabric, laying it out first, making sure the design I wanted would be centered in the frame. I ironed my fabric and then began stapling it to the frame. Just be sure to stretch it really tight when you staple it.
I trimmed the excess fabric and voila! Two large pieces of wall art for less than $10 each!
I haven't finished stapling the other canvas yet, so I guess you'll just have to wait for the final living room/dining room makeover reveal to see how it turns out ;)
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