Sunday was a great day to get out of the house and do some thrifting. To bad I didn't do any! Instead, Dayka and I went to the Scott
Expensive Antique Market. I forgot my camera in the car so she has all of the pictures of the expensive nice things they had to offer. After leaving, we decided to head to Forsyth Fabrics (which was my first visit) to see what they had. The first place we went to once inside was the clearance section in the back. And what did I spy?
A fabric that I've had my eye on for a while! Kravet Lutron in espresso for $12.95 a yard! They only had 2yards so I snatched them up! I also found some remnants at a great price which brings me to the reason for this post. I spotted 3/8 of a yard of this fabric
The tag said $3.50 but then they took an additional 50% off which made it $1.75!
It really wasn't a lot of fabric, but because I love the colors and what they considered a sample piece didn't meet my standards, I purchased it! On the ride home, I showed the piece of fabric to Dayka and she suggested that I frame it. Hmmm...that got me thinking about these to pictures that I had in my garage that I purchased from an estate sale a few months ago for $1.50 each (half off on Sunday!).
The first thing I did was removed the paper from the back of the frames
Then, I had to raise the staples (the hardest part of this project)
After about 5 minutes of removing the staples, I was able to take off the cardboard and matted picture
this is where it got a little tricky. The adhesive that was applied to the mat and the cardboard made it difficult to separate the two without damaging the mat that I plan to use
So now they're separated (both in tact) and it's time for the fun part. It's time to decide which part of the fabric I want to be the "art".
For the first frame, I went with the single "paisley type" pattern
With the second frame I wanted to switch it up so I used the next pattern that had two of the prints
I cut off the excess fabric and then placed the matted fabric into the frame and I'm done!
Two pieces of art for less than $5!!!
I love the colors in this fabric! It reminds me of one of my favorite House Beautiful Magazine Covers (June 2008)
Have you used fabric as art before?!