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Casa Quickie: Frame Fabric

Want to add new some art to your home, but your budget isn't providing for your art desires? Head to the fabric store and pick up some inspiring, unusual pieces of fabric, like designer Ondine Karady did. She used Marimekko fabric for the art in this kitchen, and its brilliant colors and pattern really pop in the otherwise neutral room. To keep the budget reasonable, head over to Ikea and pick up a Ribba Frame or two (or three!) in which to display your new "art."
Most fabric stores will cut fabric in lengths as small as one-quarter of a yard, and since cottons often run as cheap as $5.99 a yard, you're definitely in for a cheap and chic home improvement. Have you framed fabric in your home?


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green-socks green-socks 8 years
I got a few yards of various fabrics and stretched them over embroidery frames. Fast, quick and cheap pick me up to my blah white apartment walls!
Kimpossible Kimpossible 8 years
This is fun, I also like the idea of using wallpaper for the same thing. I hate wallpaper on walls, but I love many of the prints on them, and I think framing a piece of wallpaper could be an interesting and easily changeable decor item.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
I've done this, Ikea has awesome prints to frame.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
I considered it, but I never did it. On my walls, I prefer to install something more practical (and aesthetic) like a window (with good window treatments), clock, mirror, shelving system, etc.. These items can be practical and attractive at the same time. They're not just decorative.
TidalWave TidalWave 8 years
Even cheaper is just to take an old cardboard box, cut it up and stretch fabric over it then secure it in the back with whatever (it'll be hung up so the back can look ugly). This is how I cheaply decorated all of my college apartments!
urban-chic-101 urban-chic-101 8 years
Oops... wrong thread. I've done this though, without the frame. I just stretch fabric over a wood frame. Ikea has the pre-made.
urban-chic-101 urban-chic-101 8 years
OMG! Coolest thing ever!
urban-chic-101 urban-chic-101 8 years
OMG! Coolest thing ever!
Modus-Vivendi Modus-Vivendi 8 years
Ooh, I love it! Or you could also staple it over a stretched canvas.
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