Fabric Focal Point Art

June 21, 2010

Hey Friends! So I am still in the process of re-decorating our living room ;) big surprise right ;). So lucky for you guys I have a living room upgrade post!!

I have been thoroughly bored with our "above the couch decor". It had to go to say the least!

So.....Here is what I came up with!!

Check it ;):


Before:
{So "Vanilla" right??!!}

After:
{Much, much, much, better!}

Have you guys seen these at the thrift store??? I know you probably have I see them ALL the time!
{They are like 80's plexi-glass frames with a cardboard box to place through the back to secure a photo. I also added an Ampersand to my design that I had around the house from a previous project.}

Want to spruce up your lacking wall decor?

Here is what you need:

~80's Plexi-Glass Frames, or cardboard gift boxes
{I found mine at a local thrift store for $0.50!!}
~Fabric of your choosing

{These are the fabrics that I choose, do you recognize any of them? One is from the Ottomans HERE, the green damask is from the Pillows Here! Also check out the white and orange floral print fabric on the bottom! Its from a thrift store as well, it was a bed sham, guess what this gets cooler for both of the shams I spent $0.50!! Don't forget next time you go to the thrift store to check out their bedding! You never know what you are going to find!!}

~Hot Glue
~Scissors
~Measuring Tape
~Tape
~Nails to hang
~Ampersand if you like that look ;), I also painted mine in a high gloss white paint.
{I found mine at Hobby Lobby using a 40% off coupon for around $5.00}

This is how it's done:

1. Measure your cardboard backings to your frames or cardboard gift boxes.

2. After determining your measurements in the previous steps, take those measurements and use them to cut your fabric. Make sure that you add a little to overlap the cardboard to secure completely.

3. After cutting the fabric to your desired measurements in the previous step you are going to secure your fabric to your cardboard with hot glue. Just wrap the cardboard with the fabric like you are wrapping a present, and secure with the hot glue around the edges of undersides.

4. This is the last step of the putting togetherness of the project!

5. To hang up your 'fabric boxes' I took masking tape and placed it on the back, this way I could put the boxes on the wall and place them how I wanted them without putting a ton of nail holes in the wall!

6. After getting the position just right of your boxes go a head and nail them in place.

7. Step back and enjoy your newly revamped wall!


So what do you guys think?? Can I just say that this project was super duper simple and took like hardly any time! If you are looking for an easy peasy revamp for your wall you can't go wrong for the price either!

Thanks so much for stopping by friends! If you have questions about this project or just for fun don't hesitate to ask I am always happy to help! Hope you are having a great day! Love, love.

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48 comments :

  1. Wow I can't believe what a big difference that makes! It looks SO good.

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  2. Hi! I made my way over to your blog from Between Naps on the Porch. I think your wall looks great! oh...and I am also a big fan of Nutella! ;)

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  3. Ahh I love it so much! I've seen fabric wall art everywhere! And been planning to make some too, just haven't got to it...Your colors are so vibrant i heart it!

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  4. Found your cute blog on Twee Poppets! Now following ;)

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  5. Ooh, great use for those tacky frames that I always pass up. I must try this! You have a cute blog, I need to go and read some of your other projects!

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  6. Visiting from Tag Along Tuesday. I love fabric, and love your wall decor :). You can find me at www.thebradybunchfamilyblog.blogspot.com. Have a great week!

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  7. You user jazzed that wall up!
    Great job.
    blessings

    barbara jean

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  8. Hey there I'm following you from Tuesday Tag Along. Please follow me back at www.jessielynnsmith.com

    Thanks!
    <3 Jess

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  9. love it!!and will be on the look out for those 80's frames .. great job..

    hugs, Cherry

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  10. LOVE the fabrics you used!! Adds so much to your wall!

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  11. Looks nice- it adds balance to the wall!

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  12. I LOVE THIS!!! such a cute and simple idea!!! thanks for sharing!!!! i aboslutely love your colors too...so fresh and crisp...LOVE it!!!!
    THANKS!

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  13. That looks great! I love your choice of fabrics.

    Great blog. I'm here from TTA. Check me out at:

    http://tomboysrgirls2.blogspot.com/

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  14. Following you from Tag-Along Tuesday. Please drop by my blog at http://www.cookiesandclogs.com too!

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  15. i LOVE this!!! i am so doing this one.... its a must do! GREAT idea!

    sisters4saymoreismore.blogspot.com

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  16. What a fun transformation! I love the fabrics you chose.

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  17. What a great way to add a little coordinating color in a room. Thanks for showing this to us on Modern Craftswoman Monday! Rory

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  18. I'm visiting from Hoo Are You Tuesday...and I love what you've done with the wall. What a wonderful and pretty idea ,,thank you.

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  19. What a great idea. Totally going to rip that off!!!m

    Lots of yummy love,
    Alex aka Ma, What's For Dinner
    www.mawhats4dinner.com

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  20. CUTE blog! following you from tta!

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  21. You did it again cute girl! I love your ampersand sign. Want to know my most favorite thing about your re-do posts? Your before comments. Barf right? Vanilla right? You are freakin hilarious.

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  22. That is a really great idea-something I could even manage to do too!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  23. I love that! I already follow you. If you haven't already I hope you will check out my blog http://www.livingonloveandcents.blogspot.com While you are there take a look at all the great giveaways! I look forward to reading more from your blog!

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  24. This is so great!! I love it and I can't believe what a difference it made! Other than curtains and throws I haven't done any decorating with fabrics and I am realizing that I am totally missing out! I will definitely have to give this a try.

    Thanks for linking to Messy Monday! Can't wait for your next project!

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  25. Hey thanks for linking to Transform Tuesday too! You are the coolest!

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  26. I just have to tell you that I think I have one of the pillows from the sheet you used on your ottoman! :) I made a fabric wallet out of it for my sister. And that I love how you updated the above the couch decor!

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  27. What a great wall-thanks for sharing. I love the pops of color the fabric brings, great prints too!

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  28. holy crap, this is awesome1 I swear I say that every time I see one of your projects. I love the colors, and the shapes are just perfect. Nice job!!

    And thank you for participating in the Creative Therapy Session at Life in the Pitts.

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  29. Love the idea. Love your choice of fabrics. I have a very similar wall that needs something - I think I will steal this idea. Thanks for sharing. Found you through New Friend Friday!

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  30. Very cute! It did need that little pop of color!

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  31. The color on the frames you switched out really add a focal punch!! Simple update to make your wall look modern and fresh.

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  32. Looks great!
    Thanks for sharing @ Anything Related!

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  33. Very cute and creative! Thanks for linking up @PonyTails&FishScales!

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  34. Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party!

    madincrafts.blogspot.com

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  35. What a cute idea! Thanks for linking up to Hoo's got talent!

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  36. Now I LOVE this idea! I have seen them at the thrift shop! I would of never guessed that was what you used. Great idea, it's an awesome wall you cre8ted.

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  37. That is so awesome! I dont guess ive seen any of those frames. But looking at the bedding for fabric...GREAT idea! I alwasy thought ummm..na i dont need a new blanket ill skip that part. :) thanks for sharing!

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  38. I've been trying to find an & like that with no luck. Where'd you get yours???

    Ps- new follower!!!

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  39. That is so awesome! I dont guess ive seen any of those frames. But looking at the bedding for fabric...GREAT idea! I alwasy thought ummm..na i dont need a new blanket ill skip that part. :) thanks for sharing!

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  40. What a cute idea! Thanks for linking up to Hoo's got talent!

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  41. What a great wall-thanks for sharing. I love the pops of color the fabric brings, great prints too!

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  42. Hey thanks for linking to Transform Tuesday too! You are the coolest!

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  43. This is so great!! I love it and I can't believe what a difference it made! Other than curtains and throws I haven't done any decorating with fabrics and I am realizing that I am totally missing out! I will definitely have to give this a try.

    Thanks for linking to Messy Monday! Can't wait for your next project!

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  44. I love that! I already follow you. If you haven't already I hope you will check out my blog http://www.livingonloveandcents.blogspot.com While you are there take a look at all the great giveaways! I look forward to reading more from your blog!

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  45. What a great way to add a little coordinating color in a room. Thanks for showing this to us on Modern Craftswoman Monday! Rory

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