As I mentioned on Monday, I stopped at Target (The nearest Target is about 1.5 hours from me. Tragic, I know.) to check out their new Threshold line. I have a thing for frames and a thing for mirrors, so when I saw these mirror frames, I knew they had to go home with me.
Aren’t they awesome?
I have a little front entryway which is actually part of my gift shoppe. It’s the door everyone uses. I’m pretty sure I’ve never showed it to you because it’s always just been an empty (and kind of ugly) space. Well, it’s finally getting a mini-makeover, and these frames are going to be the crowning jewel.
Anyway, on to the art for the frames. I told myself I wanted to create some super quick DIY artwork. Well, there isn’t anything much easier than framing a favorite piece of fabric, right?
First, I found this striped fabric at IKEA this past summer. When I bought it, I had no idea how I was going to use it. I just knew I loved it.
Okay, so this really doesn’t get any easier. Next, I disassembled each frame by taking the back off and removing the mat.
Then, I placed the mat at different places on the fabric to determine the parts I wanted to show and how I wanted the pattern to appear.
Although I liked them all, the vertical stripes were the winner for me. The next step was to cut out pieces of fabric that were about two inches larger than the mat opening.
Using some painters tape (It’s just what I had on hand.), I taped the fabric to one of the pieces of paper that was included with the frame. (You know, the one with the awkward family photo.)
If your frame didn’t come with a piece of paper, you could just tape the fabric to the back of the frame.
After that, I put the mat back on and reassembled everything.
That’s it! Some easy, colorful, and modern art work. It literally took me less than ten minutes, and I’m loving the results. I’m so glad I decided to pick up a yard of that fabric.
Next week I’m going to style my entryway, get this artwork hung, and show you my other Threshold purchases. Stay tuned.
So what do you think? Will you be framing some of your favorite fabric?