Fabric Decor

As a renter obviously drilling holes in the wall is out of the question, even stick on hooks and blu-tak are out of bounds for me. Luckily I had 3 hooks that were already in the wall, before we moved in. So I had to make the most of them/utilize them straight away!

This may seem a bit silly but it works for me, anything to add colour to the less than desirable cream and beige walls.

It’s basically just a piece of IKEA home dec fabric. I sewed another fabric to the back of it (right side against right side), left an opening at the bottom, turned it the right way and sewed up the bottom. I did this to close off the edges. It doesn’t really bother me that you can see the repeat in the pattern. It is attached to the hooks with some bulldog clips. Nice, simple and easy!

I don’t even want to show you this next one completely in context next to the window, because the blinds are a revolting green/grey colour.

Anyway here is my awesome fabric covered canvas.

The print reminds me of the iconic 60’s marimekko flower print (my favorite!). I also made a sun dress out of this fabric a while back :)!

Covering a canvas is  pretty easy. I just bought an art canvas and used a staple gun to attach the fabric to the back. A good tip I discovered when doing some of these fabric covered canvases is to use double sided sticky tape between the canvas and fabric when deciding on the positioning (before you staple it on). That way you can re-position if necessary or ensure that it temporarily holds in place before using the staple gun.

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6 comments
  1. Juliet said:

    I like these ideas! I’m a renter too and have the same problem with icky paint colours on the walls… sigh. And I love the Poppy fabric! Believe it or not I saw the same print scaled down in the ‘home’ section of the Sunday Paper magazine. The supplier was charging $95 a metre for the fabric!

  2. Thanks It’s nice that you can sympathize 🙂 the colours they choose…. Yes the real marimekko is super expensive! I think I may have seen it in there too.

  3. This looks gorgeous! It really livens up your apartment!

    • Hooray! Thats what I was aiming for! Thanks

  4. Matea said:

    cool and smart idea! my apartment is to in flower decoration 🙂

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