Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Sample Fabric Wall Art

I love browsing through fabric online.  The selection is a lot bigger than what you may find in stores.  Throughout my search I've found prices to be very reasonable, minus shipping. I recently stumbled across Fabric Workroom. I was interested in purchasing new fabric for a shower curtain I planned to make. So I looked through their free fabric swatches and chose 10 patterns I liked.  About a week later the swatches arrived in the mail.  After narrowing it down to a few swatches, I called to get prices.  Unfortunately for me they do not sell fabric by the yard. Instead they are a company that offers custom finished products.  Oh well...
Rather than  let all that fabric go to waste I decided to make use of it and place it in some frames I had on hand.

The larger frames were purchased from IKEA about a year ago.  The smaller frames are from the thrift store(but of course!). A great find for 69 cents for a pack of 4! They were originally brown. I spray painted them white and distressed them with sandpaper.

They are a perfect fit for this narrow wall in my upstairs hallway.

I love the detail on the frames from Ikea.

I'm happy I made good use of the swatches. You can't beat FREE!


  1. They look fantastic!! I love the frames choices too! :)

  2. Use not, waste not, I love it! The distressed frames came out real cute too. Now stop hanging up frames and get that tree out of the box. Lol.

  3. That is such a great wall now!


  4. I meant to comment on this earlier today girl, but haven't had the time. Love it. So fresh and crisp looking. Brightens that spot right up! Way to be resourceful!


  5. This is really cute. I love those fabric swatches! And I really love that you used what you had. Great job :)

    Thanks for stopping by over at Ten June! Glad to have made a new friend :)

    PS. Wally Lamb is my all-time favorite author and "She's Come Undone" is definitely at the top of my list too! Have you read his book about Columbine?

  6. What a great idea, and they turned out so pretty!

  7. What a great idea. I have tons of fabric samples. I may try this one. Thanks for following my blog. I am following you right back.:)

  8. Hi Brandi! I have seen you over at Cottage and Vine and I just wanted to stop by and say hi! Your blog and home are beautiful and I love the fabric wall art!! Following you now!!! :)

  9. SO awesome! I want to comment on everything fam! I love your blog and your laundry room looks so relaxing. Like I would enjoy doing my laundry in their. LOL! you're the best and I definitely want to try the food recipes. ;-) Keep it up.
    Love ya

  10. such a great idea! i often think about doing this but never do...now i have to!

    i am very close to philly, small world, huh? oh man, a soft pretzel. and as gross as it is, why does it always taste best from a vendor in the middle of the street??

  11. Hi Brandi,

    What a great idea to use up lovely fabric samples. I've got Loads stashed away!! And that's great distressing too. Did you prime first? I've tried this and didn't prime and it look baaaad!!

  12. Those look so good, and I love how you put them almost floor to ceiling, it is so different & cool looking. :-)


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