Monday, March 28, 2011

A Weekend Project


This is what I got up to this past weekend...

...finishing off some fabric art for my wall. This is a wall which forms part of the lounge but is on the other side of the stairwell that leads to downstairs The only way to hang anything on this wall is to balance on the balustrade and lean over to the other wall across the stairwell. It's a balancing act for the love of colour. Yikes!! I did it, but these are staying there forever now!




This is what I started with....two of these at the thrift store for $5. They were matching and looked brand new. I loved the frames and I had a larger matching one at home. Mmm - the mid started racing....


 I pulled the back out and the orchid print was glued onto the board. No matter! The surface was smooth enough, so after a good wipeover it was ready for the transformation..



 I cut one of my favourite pieces of fabric the same size as the print and glued it down with my trusty Mod Podge. I always make sure that I use my roller to flatten out any air bubbles, just as you would in decoupage.

I then painted the frames with two coats of white paint, and distressed it a little. The original frames were green. When everything was dry I inserted the board back into the frame
And here they are.......the beginning of my cluster wall.


This is the larger one that I did as well.




I just love this linen fabric. I picked up a remnant of equivalent to about $15 in the UK last year and have been dying to use it in some sort of art form on my walls. Needless to say there is not much left of it now. It is a Diamond Barratta design for Lee Jofa in Julieta. I did use a piece of it in a previous post here.

A budget beginning for this wall!

19 comments:

Janette said...

Stunning! I love the fabric and the frames. You did a wonderful job!
Jxx

The Cloth Shed said...

Great transformation, especially a budget one that looks so expensive!
Love that fabric....
Julie x

Ky said...

I can't think of anything else to say except...GORGEOUS!

Diane said...

You have my mind racing! I love this idea. You have a truly insirational blog and great style. Its great being able to connect with like minded souls - accross the other side of the world.

Sarah B said...

They look great! I love that fabric. How nice that you found the perfect use for it :)

Tiff said...

WOW! Pam they look AMAZING! I love, love, LOVE those fab frames and gorgeous fabric! It is so satisfying when a project turns out so well! I wouldn't worry if I couldn't get them down.... they could stay there forever they are so pretty! X

marĂ­a cecilia said...

Completely love it!!!! You did a so great work on those frame and the fabrics are beautiful!!!
hugs

Bee happy said...

You've done a great job, I love the frames and the fabric is beautiful, I do like a bit of linen :)

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

Heidi said...

I'm so impressed you finished your weekend project I'm still not quite done!!!maybe Tuesday!

delia hornbook said...

Those look beautiful i would never have thought of using fabric in that way. Gorgeous fabric choice. dee x

Michaja said...

I love your frames! Great job you did.
xxx
Michaja

**Anne** said...

Beautiful frames and gorgeous fabric, they look fab on your wall.
Anne xx

The Pink Poodle said...

Absolutely Gorgeous Pam...

(puts my crafting to shame~~)...

xx andrea

Paper Tree Studio said...

What gorgeous frames - they look amazing grouped together. The fabric was a great find too. Michelle

Tara said...

They look stunning..Great job..xx

Raine and Sage said...

I love everything you've done here Pam - the colours, the fabric prints, the three together. Mod Podge is a great product, and you've created wonders here.
Ha - I could envisage the balancing act!!

Cozy Little House said...

Absolutely, positively gorgeous! I love a gal who loves her Mod Podge!
Brenda

A Treasured Past said...

Hi Pam,

I'm a few days behind in reading my fav blogs. Oohh, that fabric is divine isn't it. They looks fab.

I don't like heights much, so that would be a horrible tasks for me.

Hope you are having a great week, Tam x

Pearl Maple said...

very pretty !
a little mod podge and lots of creative inspiration make for a fun day