Monday, February 18, 2013

DIY Fabric Wall Art

I have been drooling over fabric headboards forever.  There are some incredible fabric headboard tutorials including my favorite one from Young House Love that I've been eyeing, bookmarked and pinned, but never have the time/energy/materials/fabric/etc.  My other issue has been that we don't have a bed frame for now, so we have nothing to connect a headboard too.

So my interim idea for putting fabric + something above my bed was this:

diy fabric wall art



I had two old canvases that I had purchased at Big Lots a year ago with the intentions of making wall art.  Needless to say, they've been leaning against a wall for a year.  So I decided to wrap them in fabric.

We recently painted our bedroom bright tropical green, so I knew that it would be tough to find the right fabric to match it.  The color is unique enough that I've made a lot of the wall art myself (like my refashioned gift bag post).  Originally I was thinking gray or chevrons, but I went to Joann's Fabric Store and found this gorgeous fabric:

diy fabric wall art


Then, I brought it home, ironed the fabric, and wrapped it around the canvas.  I stapled it to the back, making sure the fabric/pattern is straight.

diy fabric wall art

diy fabric wall art
Some of my staples didn't go in straight, so I hammered them flat so they didn't scratch the paint.

I covered the second canvas, then hung them both on the wall.  Because canvas is so light, you can literally gently rest the canvas on a nail.  I put several stalks of dried grass from my parents' property and voila!  Wall art that matches my super bright paint!

diy fabric wall art
I placed the two canvasses fairly high above our bed because I knew that we will eventually be putting a frame under the bed, so they will be closer to where a real headboard would be!


My ultimate goal was to replace these with a headboard in the future, but we've gotten so many compliments on them that I may keep them around for a while.  Gorgeous, easy, and cheap!


~Hilary

7 comments:

  1. This is fab!! I've seen DIY headboard hung from the wall , and even old doors. Thanks for stopping by www.sewsnbows.com. I subscribed!

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  2. Thanks so much for sharing. I'd love to have you come link this up to our Teach Me Tuesday Linky - it's brand new and in need of creative contributions! http://www.somedayilllearn.com/2013/02/18/teach-me-tuesday-5/

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  3. Thank you so much! I will be sure to do that this week!

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  4. That's awesome. And the good thing is that it's simple enough for people like me to do at home!

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  5. We are always fans of any project that is cheap, easy and involves fabric! Thanks everyone!

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  6. You have decided very well and the changes you have made on these old canvased this is really worth admirable, nice to see your work.

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  7. I thinks your idea very well and different your fabric art work.headboard hung from the wall looks nice and attractive very impressive, project that is cheap, easy and involves fabric and big scale your feature work. everyone your art very well like it.

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