Tuesday, July 2, 2013

{Ditto} DIY for July: Fabric Art

Fieldstone Hill Design is again hosting a fun & stylish DIY challenge. This framed ikat fabric is the inspiration. The task for all of us participants was to frame some fabric and use it in a lovely display. 

I love fabric generally, and really like this one in particular, so when I found something quite similar on One Kings Lane this week I was thrilled. ... And it gave me the idea I needed for my own project. 

This pretty fabric is from Pottery Barn. Last summer I bought a single place mat and napkin on clearance. What do you do with just one setting?
Frame them!

The framed fabric is part of a larger grouping of photos in our living room that includes vintage photos of my grandma, aunt, and mom at the beach. The bottom center photo is something I found online; a photo of Positano, Italy, that I had printed and put into a frame.

Beneath this little gallery display is a reading nook with a throw pillow in the same fabric.

If I had oodles of money I might have purchased the runner from One Kings Lane and framed it for a much bigger impact. {Although I also ADORE the driftwood-looking frames in the inspiration photo and would want to replicate those, too.} 

I am a big proponent of using what I have, and I think this solution works great. The pattern of the fabric is more impactful because it repeats (two frames and the pillow). This is the #1 designer secret from Darlene

Another option for framing was this quilt handmade by my other grandma. I love love love all the color and pattern, and it especially makes me happy that it was something she made. But I'm not sure where I would have hung it and I certainly didn't have a frame the right size.

What do you think? Are you inspired to frame a beautiful piece of fabric or family heirloom? And that One Kings Lane runner was from the HGTV Design Star sale. Have you been watching? I think I should now!


  1. Love it! Great grouping, great use, and that little girl in the pictures is adorable!

    1. That little girl reminds me of my daughter! Love her so!! :)

  2. I love that whole grouping! Great use for the one place setting and thanks so much for linking up to Ditto DIY!

    1. Thanks so much Kelly! And thank you for being one of the hostesses! :)

  3. Love that fabric Carrie ... looks great!

  4. such a great and easy DIY! with such fab results.


Thanks so much for commenting! I love to read what you have to say. ~Carrie


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