Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Framing Fabric and Master Bed & Bath Photos


The walls in the master bedroom and bath were still pretty bare, but I couldn't really find any wall art or pictures that I liked. I did, however, have numerous fabrics that looked fabulous with the wall color and originally thought I would be sewing lots and lots of throw pillows.
Instead, I decided to frame some of those pretty fabrics to use on the walls. A lot faster than sewing and it fills the empty space...a win-win!

But first, lets take a look at what this room looked like when we began...


And this is where its at now...(Ikea Pax closet, Olympic's Blue Shamrock paint on the walls) I purchased a couple of Ribba Frames from Ikea and taped squares of fabric to the matting. So easy! In here, I framed one of Amy Butler's fabrics above the chair.

Click here for a previous post to see more photos detailing how we removed the old closet wall and installed the Ikea wardrobes.

I also picked up the new green lamp on the dresser up there at Pier 1.

I made the pillow on the bed using a lovely orange leaf fabric by Vicki Payne. While it was on sale, I bought several more yards to use elsewhere in the room...maybe for a new slipcover for the blue chair. Or possibly to edge the curtain panels.



And in the master bath, I framed a graphic yellow fabric by Premier Prints. I love this fabric and have it in several colorways!
And here is a Before picture of this room. Not a lot of changes in this room, yet. But a new vanity and flooring will happen eventually. For the wall color in the bath I mixed the same Blue Shamrock as the bedroom, with equal parts of white. The room is so small, I wanted something just a touch lighter.

Oh, and the little curtain in the bathroom is about the only thing I've had time to sew lately. I used a fun and colorful Sandi Henderson Meadowsweet print, orange grosgrain ribbon, and the white fabric left over from the bedroom curtains after I hemmed them.
I'm sharing this transformation over at Between Naps on the Porch.

Hope to be able to do more sewing projects soon. Have a great week, everyone!

6 comments:

GeorgiaPeachez said...

Sooo pretty!

Valerie said...

Beautiful decorating-I love your color palette, and, I love the idea of framing fabric! I could frame some of my barkcloth! Thanks for the tip!

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Thanks Suzy!
Thanks Valerie! Barkcloth would be awesome framed!
I have a few pieces of vintage fabric set aside to frame and hang in my sewing room when its finished.

Kimberly :-)

Elizabeth's Attic said...

What lovely fabrics and I just love the blue chair - Did you cover that yourself?
Have a great day
take care keep safe be happy
Beverley
www.beverleylovestosew.blogspot.com

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Thanks Beverley.
Yes, I reupholstered my Gram’s 1950’s chair in off-white canvas and made the blue slipcover last year.
It was a fun, but slightly frustrating project. :-)
I blogged about it here:
http://nieszvintagefabric.blogspot.com/2010/04/my-1950s-chair-makeover-story.html

Kimberly

KitschKrafts said...

Those rooms look so inviting! You are doing an excellent job of turning your new place into a home. Please keep sharing!