Fabric Wall Art, and Sneak Peek

I know framing fabric is nothing new for many people, but I finally just did it yesterday .  I frame everything else, so why not fabric right?

I bought a yard of this fabric at Ikea.

It’s a deep charcoal gray color.  I just love it.  They have some pretty cool fabrics at Ikea. It’s a nice change from my normal Hobby Lobby or Joann’s when I shop for fabric.

Then I also bought this frame while I was there.

Then I just cut my fabric to fit behind the white mat that came with it, put the backing back on and that was it.  No glue or any weird tools required.

Then you have a nice, one of a kind piece of “art.”

It was the easiest thing to do and only took maybe 5 or 10 minutes.  I did leave the glass on mine, but even if you have a frame with no glass, this would still be a great thing to do.

Oh yea, and if you were wondering what the sneak peek was all about, you just saw it.  My new picture is hanging in our dining room.  Notice the gray wall color as opposed to the red?  Yep, it went bye bye and I sang many praises as it was disappearing into sheetrock heaven.  :)

I will show y’all soon the new room once it’s complete.  Or I may even show you before it’s complete because I still have a lot to do. :)



Linking this project to these parties: Monday – Between Naps on the PorchThe DIY ShowoffThrifty Decor ChickSkip To My LouKeeping it SimpleMad in Crafts, Tuesday – Tip JunkieToday’s Creative BlogAll Thingz RelatedSugar Bee, Wednesday – Blue Cricket DesignSomeday CraftsGettin’ Crafty on Hump Day Thursday – House of HepworthsThe Shabby Chic Cottage, Friday – Just a GirlDecor MammaRemodelaholicFingerprints on the FridgeFun to CraftThe Shabby NestThe Inspired RoomMy Romantic Home Saturday –Funky Junk InteriorsTatertots and JelloBe Different Act Normal Sunday – I Heart Nap TimeUnder the Table and Dreaming
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  1. LOVE how this turned out, Emily! And YES — I did notice the grey walls — and I CAN’T wait to see the reveal! I’m already loving that wall color! :)

  2. I am loving the fabric at Ikea. It’s a new discovery to me:) And I like how the gray turned out- really pretty!!!! ;)

  3. Cute! I love simple thrifty crafts :)

    I just started a new blog and made art for my kitchen using a repurposed window if you want to check it out. http://notjustdecorating.blogspot.com/2010/09/thrifty-diy-menu-board.html

  4. We just painted our dining room blue. It was a raspberry red color. The entire time I was painting my husband kept asking me why did we ever paint red in the first place. So now it is a nice happy blue.

  5. Love this… Framing fabric is such a great idea! I’m gonna have to give it a try for sure!

  6. Great idea, looks good!

  7. Hi.. When I saw your post about the framed fabric, it brought a smile to my face! I saw that fabric last week and thought about buying it to make Roman blinds for my kitchen.. I loved it. Maybe I could have matching art piece in my kitchen! Thanks for sharing the great idea..

  8. Love it! We are both on the same wave length, I swear! I just bought some paint samples for my walls that are all light grey colors. I’m going to switch up my primary color from beige to light grey. I love the fabric. I may have to go over to IKEA now.

  9. That’s the best fabric art I’ve seen in a long time! I think it looks great and looking forward to those walls!

  10. Oooo!! I love this!
    And to think, I had never thought of doing this before, but its really cute & such a good idea. I love any decorating ideas that are really cheap but still have a sophisticated look. Soooo going to do this sometime. (But then I might feel guilty not hanging the boyfriend’s photography. Hmm…)


  11. That is sooo pretty!! :) Looks good with that gray in your sneak-peek.


  12. Oh, yes…I like how EASY and cool this is. Please link it up to Fabulous Friday! (It’s open till Wed.) http://www.savingmoneylivinglife.com/2010/09/fabulous-friday-featuring-you-guys.html
    Thanks, girl!

  13. Love the color! My dining room is an orangish-red (sherwin williams red cent). I am dying to paint it!!! Can’t wait to see your reveal =) Fabric pic looks great! =)

  14. That is a great choice for framing and normally I wouldnt promote myself on a blog comment but please check us out for a huge selection of affordable fabrics suitable for framing or anything else you want to do. Looking forward to seeing the rest of your photos.

  15. I love to use those frames. They are perfect for framing fabric. (Funny, I have a post in the works that includes that idea, too.)
    That fabric is lovely. An oversized graphic botanical. In gray. Love!

  16. I too saw this fabric at Ikea and fell in love with it. Great way to display it.

  17. LOVE your new wall cover. Especially since I was just thinking yesterday about painting my walls gray. I’m totally loving it lately and you can put sooo many colors with it. YUMMM!!! May I ask what the color is called and who makes it?

  18. Very cool & contemporary. I’m painting my guest bedroom gray-maybe next weekend after the game?

  19. I love Ikea!!!

  20. Looks great! I’ve frame fabrics, wallpaper and art paper….all great choices and clients love the endless selection.
    Hugs from St. Louis,

  21. Love it; great idea!


  22. Visiting from Tatertots and Jello. We have framed fabric all around our house. It might be because I have a slight fabric addiction, but it’s also such an economical way to add beautiful wall art. My favorite ones are in our bedroom – two square frames over our bed with fabric that match some of the other things I made for the room……just ties it together so perfectly!!

    So happy to be visiting. Have a wonderful weekend!!


  23. I too have that fabric! Holla at IKEA!

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