Friday, December 7, 2012

More Fabric-Covered Art


If you saw my post on my Christmas mantle redo then you know I covered some old art I had with fabric to give me a new look, rather than buy new art. It was so easy and inexpensive. I used electrical tape to secure the fabric on the back of the piece and it works perfectly. This way your art isn't damaged in any way and the fabric can be removed easily to uncover the original picture or to be recovered again. Well I was so happy with the turn out I decided to do the same thing with a piece of art I had hanging in my front entryway. When I bought the off white muslin for the Christmas mantle I spied some beautiful jute. I am a big fan of using natural materials whenever possible. Jute smells so good, like fresh hay, it makes me smile. This particular jute is printed with an allover French script which I fell in love with. It looks like something I would find in the Ballard Design catalog. So, I purchased the jute for 8.99 a yard. The art is somewhat large so I bought three yards just to be safe and because I wanted extra for future projects. It took a matter of minutes to cover the piece and rehang it in it's original spot. Here are some pics of this quick and easy project : )


                                           I apologize for the picture quality. I don't have enough good daylight in my home. I am getting a new camera for Christmas though!  Here's the before...
                     
                                   And here's the after...








One of my many iron urns with some Wintery filler. I bought a box of assorted filler at Target for 9.99 and picked up the large, glittery snowball at Pier One for 1.99 :)


I'm sure I will be adding more goodies to the display. Greenery and candles and such. One of the most enjoyable things about decorating is that it is never "done".  Homes and our design aesthetic are always  evolving and it's such a treat to see how far I've come.

Happy Decorating : )

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  1. I covered one of my pictures too. i wanted a plain backdrop for my Christmas display and I love how it frames the wreath.

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