Sunday, August 17, 2014

diy framed batik fabric...


Are you sitting down? I finally made a decision and finished my gallery wall!
The empty frames hanging in the living room had been the subject of jokes with friends
 and family for a year awhile, no more! I loved the vibrant colors and patterns of these
 batik-like fabrics I found at  Joanns and Hancock Fabrics, and knew how simple and
 inexpensive it would be to frame them. Remember when I showed you lots of options


I like the contrast of the ornate details on my Craigslist settee that I reupholstered
with the simple modern frames.   


I hit the jackpot at Goodwill one day a year ago and found all the frames (already matted)
 for $8 each, they're nice sized 18" x 21". The entire arrangement is 5 1/2 feet x 6 1/2 feet,
 large enough to make a pretty statement. 



I bought a third of a yard each of several prints, the fabric was 30% off
the day I shopped and each ended up being about $3, total $27.

 
The process is just a few simple steps:

1) Iron your fabric smoothing out any wrinkles.

2) Place fabric behind mat and position pattern/color to your liking.

3) Trim fabric and hot glue to edge of mat, place in your frame.



I'm loving the variation in colors and how effortlessly they'll mix with some
warm tones for fall, which is right around the corner! :)

Sharing at Thrifty Decor Chick September Before & After

30 comments:

Luci @Bungalow At Home said...

Oh I have a few of those half finished products lying around! It looks great Pam!

Kristen @ Pursuing Vintage said...

Beautiful! I love it! And works so well with your bench.

Cathy Wall said...

How fun! Love the colors and patterns combined with your fab settee. You are genius!

Kris @ Driven by D├ęcor said...

Pam, this is stunning - LOVE those fabrics!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

i LOVE this- such a tribal/ethnic feel!

Denise Greenwood said...

Love, love, love all the color! What a bright and cheery spot :)

Lisa @ Shine Your Light said...

What a great punch of color and so interesting!! And I agree, the gilded settee with the modern straight lines of the frames is such a great contrast. You've done it again my friend!!

Jennifer @ Dimples and Tangles said...

Leave it to you to come up with such a creative new arrangement! Love the variety and fun fabrics!

Dana Frieling said...

I love, love all the color this brings into the space! This coming from a completely neutral Nelly. :) I also love, love your thriftiness and creating such a large focal for such a great price.

Price Style & Design said...

Very pretty!

My Notting Hill said...

GORGEOUS!! My best friend is visiting me in 2 weeks and I'm trying to change everything, of course, before she gets here. I hate this one wall that just has one painting on it and you've given me something to think about! Thanks, Michele

Peggy said...

What a great idea! This would be perfect with my grandma's handkerchief collection.

cindy hattersley design said...

These turned out beautiful. I have some old batik fabrics and have considered doing the same. They look fabulous in front of that bench!!!

Jen (House of Ruby Jean) said...

Love it, Pam!

Gypsy Heart said...

Stunning, especially with that gorgeous settee! Such a wonderful idea and thrifty too.

xo
Pat

Debbie J. said...

These are all gorgeous, Pam. Thanks so much for sharing. Take care.

Andrea said...

This is so right up my alley! I love batik and I love color. What a steal on the frames too. Way to go Pam!

Kathy Olson said...

I LOVE this idea! So pretty!

erika g said...

Looks fantastic!

therelishedroost said...

Colorful and fun, great job!!!

Calypso In The Country said...

They are beautiful and what a creative idea! I love all the color you have in your home!
-Shelley

Mary said...

What a great idea! Recently I saw some vintage kitchen linens at a flea market. They were white with hand-done cobalt blue cross-stitch. A few of those framed & hung in my kitchen might look as good as your display.
I wish I had bought them now. Hopefully that vendor will be there at the next flea market.

Shannon said...

Pam, this looks so gorgeous! I love the graphic pop of color it adds to a gallery wall.

Vel Criste said...

Pam, it is simply GORGEOUS!!!!!! I knew you'd make a fab statement wall, but the batik is just the perfect accent there! LOVE IT!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

I love them...love that they are so gorgeously colorful and a beautiful backdrop to your stunning settee!

SHERRY HART said...

Shut up! Those are fabulous! I love love this idea!

Carol@6WilsonBlog.com said...

What a gorgeous idea!! Being a fabric freak, I've often looked at pieces and thought what great artwork they would make, but you actually did it!! I love it! And I am crazy about how it looks with your settee. Really lovely!!

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

That's genius and such pretty fabric you found.

Sharon B. said...

I love these, so colorful and chic! What a great idea

Shaz Originals said...

These look so pretty and I love the colors.... reading through the entire blog... awesome work
With Love,
http://nicksnacksbyme.blogspot.in/

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