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framed fabric

i am hosting a party for e’s school in a couple weeks and felt the sudden urge to “finish” our house.  here was project number 1.  put something on the wall in the sunroom.  oh…and a key point to make is that i had no budget.

the end result was creating 3 different size weave grids out of fabric that i really liked and framing them in 3 square frames that i already had.  so total cost:  $0.00.  score!


the first weave is made with 1″ thick strips, the second weave is made with 2″ thick strips, and the third weave is made with 4″ thick strips.  i also added in a thin strip or two of a red fabric for a little pop in each one.



felt inspired

congrats…you both inspired me!  (pat yourselves on the back or something please.)  since we painted the hallway we have been trying to figure out what to do with wall space upstairs.  bookshelf for girls’ books?  gallery wall?  picture ledges?  well…i finally convinced b it was time to do something and ledges and family pictures won out.

this is what you see coming up the stairs.  door to the right is the bathroom and to the left is e’s room.

if you make a u-turn at the top of the stairs to the right you go down the hallway to b’s office.  this is along that wall.

only downside is that all of these pictures were on the shelves in the sunroom (i.e., my office space).  so now i need to fill those shelves with something…

(ledges are the ribba ledges from ikea and frames are a combination of styles from kohl’s, michael’s, and ikea.)

since we were on such a high from getting these up we also decided to put up one of our pictures in the family room.  it is a picture of the manhattan beach pier that i had broken up into 3 and mounted on canvas.

the only wall space in the family room that really would work for this was the backside of the fireplace and brick…so we got a little creative on how we hung them.


happy saturday!  and now go hang more pictures!

calling all creativity

i have a project that i’ve been sitting on for a while, and need some creative energy to push it through.  it’s not technically hard, i am just starving for new ideas instead of just simply framing.

i have two sets of art from two different countries – a set of 4 tiles from peru depicting the shapes of the nazca lines, and 5 hand painted illustrations of various sections of prague (paintings are small, measuring 2.5″X3″, with matting they are 4.5″X6″).

i’d like to find an interesting way to incorporate them into the house, besides just lining them up and framing them.  any new ideas out there?

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