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DIY: Re-vamp your house!

I get tired of things really easy. Ice cream flavors, clothes, movies, you name it. I get obnoxiously restless if my house has stayed the same way for too long. Especially things on the wall. Well, ladies and gentlemen... I have found a solution for my (blatant) problem.

FABRIC!

I know. I'm sure you're going, "What?".

What I'm going to share with you is going to blow your mind. Especially since it will cost you little to nothing AND you can change it up as much as you like.

A couple months ago, my dear, pregnant friend Heather had requested some free fabric swatches (samples) from The Land of Nod to look through before she decided on what bedding to choose. She ordered all girly swatches, because she thought she was having a girl. Well, she was surprised to find out that she was actually having a BOY! She had no use for the samples anymore. She wound up giving them to me to look at in case I wanted the bedding she was looking at.

Well, I already had some bedding in place, but I thought the fabric was interesting, so I kept it around for awhile. And this is where it wound up: 

FRAMED!

And I'm going to share how to do it. :)

First, get yourself some fabric samples! You can order fabric swatches from bedding suppliers (like Land of Nod), or just buy a cute print at Joann Fabrics. These swatches are a total of about 3 different samples from different beddings from Land of Nod.

Find yourself some frames (both Ikea). I pulled these off my bathroom wall. Boring, boring, boring.

Play with the swatch patterns and land on a design.


I'm ghetto-fab (and not very creative), so I literally TAPED them together from the back side. I also folded over and "taped" a hem on it, so it was a straight line and not fringe-y. 

See? I told you I taped it from behind. Stick it in the frame and you're good to go!


Finished product:

I also did the same thing to another larger frame. I actually BOUGHT the fabric this time :) 

First, lay the fabric down beneath your frame and cut it out to size. Then, before you do anything else, IRON IT. You don't want fabric with creases in it. Ew.

When I initially framed it, I didn't like that the cardboard behind it made the white look super dull. So, I improvised. I layered the back of the frame with Viva paper towels, because they're thick and don't rip easy. Oh yeah. I went there. I like crisp whites and the cardboard behind everything just wasn't doing it for me.


Here's another view, just so you can laugh at my insanity again. 

It worked, though! :) Here's the finished product:

It's not in it's final destination yet, but I love how it came out. And I love that I can change it in a year if I get tired of it.

Yay for new decor!

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(p.s. - Um. I'm the biggest nerd EVER, but I hope someone "pins" this one day. HAHA!! One can dream, can't they?!)