Artwork can be expensive. I’m not a Kardashian or a Hilton. I need money for other things instead of art, ya know. Mr. Max needs diapers, I need to buy
shoes Christmas gifts, and Rocco needs to eat too, but why should my walls suffer ?
This project costed me $4.99 total. All I purchased was the “Brittania” fabric from Ikea. I already had a painting that I made in college that I never go rid of. I used this as the frame for the project, plus I had a large piece of batting left over from when I refinished this chair.
Mr. FSL says this painting collected dust. I say it waited patiently for the perfect opportunity to shine (confessions of a hoarder).
I took my framed canvas art and laid the fabric on it just to get an idea of placement. I realized that the fabric was thin and you could see through it to the old painting. Not cool. I grabbed a big piece of batting from a previous project and staple gunned (I made that term up) it to the wood frame. If I wasn’t 8 months pregnant and really lazy when I made this, I would have painted over the artwork with white. If the canvas was white, I would not have used the batting. I was all about the fast and easy.
I wrapped and stapled the printed fabric around next. Pull the fabric so it fits snugly around. Not too tight, it might mess up the pattern’s alignment. I folded the frayed edges under just to make it look a bit neater and more polished.
Fold the fabric like this at the corners. It will deter any weird fabric bunching.
You can hang this up as some nifty and inexpensive artwork in your house. Better yet, the holidays are coming, gift this baby as a gift!
Stop by next week to hear how I turned this canvas art into a multi-purpose gadget 🙂