Mr. Designs by Vanessa and I have lived in this home for almost a year and while it no longer echoes (due to the bare walls and lack of furniture), there are still a few rooms in need of Nate Berkus' help. Because I don't have Oprah's personal cell number I had to channel my inner interior designer and this is what I came up with: fabric wall art! I found the perfect fabric (birdie themed of course) by studio e and developed a new founded love for the staple gun.
Go pick out some material, gather your materials (screwdriver, staple gun, wooden frame) and I'll talk you through this surprisingly easy project. I purchased my fabric from Fabric Supplies.
I found my wooden frame at IKEA, it came in four pieces and I had to screw the pieces together to make a frame. I started out with a regular old screw driver and quickly plugged in my electric screw driver (sooo much easier). Local art supply stores also carry these frames.
Next, cut your fabric larger than your frame leaving room to wrap the fabric around the back of the frame. I left about 3-4 inches on each side but this will vary depending on how thick your frame is.
Still hanging in there with me? I promise the fun part is coming up soon. Make sure your fabric is nice and ironed before we move on (no, this is not the fun part I promised).
Get out your staple gun and go to business (this is the fun part, trust me)! You can use tiny nails and hammer your fabric to your frame but staple guns are much more cathartic. I placed a staple every inch or so. Pull your material tight as you go but there is no need to stretch it tight.
Fold your corners just as you would wrap a present and add about 3 staples to secure the corners. This doesn't have to be perfect, just make sure it looks good from the front.
Now you have this fabulous one of a kind piece of art. I hope you had fun, I'm off to go staple gun something...
Don't forget to add your fabric wall art photos to the Designs by Vanessa Tutorial Flickr Group so we can all see your finished product!