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Sunday, June 20, 2010

DIY Fabric Wall Art

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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34 comments:

  1. What a clever idea. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. What a great idea- that you could customize for any style or room.

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  3. Your new wall art is really pretty. I wouldn't have thought to make my own frames. I did something similar, but I used art canvas from the craft store. Your method would have been much cheaper. Good luck with your redo!

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  4. How clever are you!! love the fabric choice as well... visiting from so very cheri
    justsewsassy.com

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  5. Sure is a great idea! :) Thanks for sharing. :)

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  6. I love it! That Fabric table cloth looks amazing! Thanks for linking!

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  7. ok, Im dying to try this now! I followed you through Motivate Me Monday. Thanks for sharing!!

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  8. The fabric is super cute! love the inexpensive frame and peppy artwork! happy monday : )

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  9. That is soooo cute!!! Great Idea!!! Thanks for posting it!!! I am trying to think about where I would like to put some in my house!!! -Micah-

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  10. I love fabric on walls. Yours looks terrific. Love that print!

    Andrea @ TheTrainToCrazy.com

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  11. Oooh very cute! I've got a canvas lying around waiting for inspiration... I think I've found it!

    Found you on The Girl Creative :)

    Katie P
    Food, Wine, & Mod Podge

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  12. This is a great solution to acheive that very expensive wallpaper with flowering branches and birds look that is all over now! Thanks for showing us on Modern Craftswoman Monday! Rory

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  13. Love it! Thanks for linking up to Mad Skills Monday!

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  14. I recognized that fabric and had to take a peek!! I bought the same tablecloths and used them as curtains on my screened in porch! (except I painted the yellow birds red) I may have a little left over, I think I may use your idea!!!! Very cute!

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  15. Hey, now I know what to do for art pieces beside my china cupboard! Thanks for the inspiration! And I love the red walls! In my opinion, every house should have red walls!

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  16. WOW! What a great idea, I love it!

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  17. That is a great idea. Thanks so much for posting to the party. I will add this to my favs list.
    Be sure to check out the DIY Club inc.com site We have 3 new sponsors. I would love to have you enter a project.
    Cheri

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  18. Yay! Finally became a follower :o)

    I LOVE this idea!!!

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  19. That turned out really cute!! I'm a fabric freak myself! Loooove fabric.

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  20. What a wonderful and simple idea. The tablecloth is the cutest fabric. I would love for you to add this to my Fabric Fun Thursday party which will be up later tonight :).

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  21. What a great project. Thanks for sharing!

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  22. awesome!!! thanks for the inspiration

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  23. Looks awesome! I love it... gave me some ideas. :)

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  24. Wonderful job! I'm ♥ing it! Especially the low price part. TFS!

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  25. I love your birdies! So sweet!

    Jeanine

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  26. Oh my gosh!!! This is SUCH a great idea. Thank you, thank you, thank you for posting this! I found you over at fingerprints on the fridge and I'm so glad I did, seriously. I HAVE to try this project out. It's so cheap and no one would ever know by looking at it...now that's my kinda project!

    I'm a very happy new follower : ). Have a great weekend, friend!
    Love,
    Laura

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  27. very cool, will have to try this one of these days!!! Maybe when the boys are grown!

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  28. I love it! It's beautiful!
    Thanks for sharing @ Anything Related!

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