Last time I showed you how I gave old brassy lamps a new life with paint. You can check for that HERE.
When I finished with the painting and the new beauties were all ready to charm the world, I got inside the house from the garage, looking for the right place to set them up and take some nice pics.
I put them on each side of the fireplace, which was still decorated with the branches and empty frames since the beginning of Spring. But I didn't like how the new additions looked with the mantel arrangement.
I began thinking about what else I could possibly put in its place. I didn't have many options and I didn't want to go and buy something just for that,even though that idea came to my mind briefly.
The only "piece of art" I had was my "doodle" the wooden board I created long ago with my freestyle painted "doodle". You can find the story about that HERE.
So, I had to come up with something. Does it happen to you? Trying to create something new with what you already have? and in your mind you begin eliminating things you put on that list but you already know they are not going to work?
Well, I was there until it hit me. Of course! I bought two pretty pieces of fabric when we were on the shopping spree with my sister. They were suppose to be for decorative pillows but I went to check how they would look here.
The biggest piece, half a yard of that fabric, didn't cover the entire frame. :( Part of the "doodle" kept on showing. So, the "doodle" had to go.
Here you can see the end of my "doodle". All gone with a coat of paint. :'(
I folded the fabric to keep the design aligned and just taped it to the back.
I then placed the fabric centered on the board and used thumb tacks on the sides, stretching the fabric to get rid of wrinkles. Only four tacks on each side of the board were enough. I didn't use glue because I know this is not going to stay there for too long, and I might even re-use the fabric later on.
Along the bottom of the fabric I also attached thumb tacks following the fabric design.
And the same way at the top.
On the back, pieces of tape secured the un-cut fabric.
And that's it! All ready for my photo shoot.
How easy, right? With so many beautiful fabrics the possibilities are endless.