Tag: black and white

Framed and FAB!

DIY, Home September 15, 2014

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I engaged in a little art project yesterday before my celebratory brunch.  Yep, celebratory brunch, I am transitioning into a new phase of life sans a 9 to 5.  Well, I had this huge frame from the thrift store and was looking for a poster or something, quite a daunting task.  I decided to fill it with a fun tribal print.

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First, get your tools.  Basically, scissors and your fabric.

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Open everything out, flip it bright side down, then begin marking where you want to cut.  I normally make a short cut and just lay the picture from the inside of the frame on the fabric and outline.

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Cut it out, always cut a little wide around your lines just incase you make a mistake.

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And you are done, and have a fab new piece of art.  Enjoy!

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A Little Project!

Home February 28, 2012

I’ve been amazingly busy lately, but I managed to find the time to wade through a few pix and stumbled across this…

The crisp black and white ottoman reminded me of an embarrassingly wretched ottoman in my possession, in desperate need of some TLC.  This is what I started with-don’t judge…

1.  I assembled my tools; an electric drill, staple gun, exacto knife, thread and needle, and some great fabric.

2.  Remove the base from the cushion area by unscrewing the four attaching screws (thanx handy dandy electric drill).

3.  There were some structural problems with the foam so I used my excto knife to cut a hole in the fabric for some needed readjusting then I sewed it back up.

4.  Next, I laid the new fabric stretching it tightly over the original fabric (no need to remove the old fabric)- keep it simple.

5.  I stapled the fabric all the way around, thanx to my staple gun and a little upper body strength.

6.  I pleated the corners; just like wrapping a present.

7.  Reattach the base and YAY!!!