Monday, October 10, 2011

Custom Fabric Artwork

In my master bedroom's previous boring incarnation I had no artwork on the walls. It wasn't because I'm not a fan of pictures or because I myself am boring, but rather because as a new homeowner who spent many hours painting every room in the house I was hesitant to put holes in my freshly painted walls. However, as part of my master bedroom redo I decided I also needed artwork to adorn my walls. Artwork just makes a room look more finished. Put together. Complete. Curtains too. Have you priced artwork lately? WHEW! Break the bank. Plus, there was the additional problem of needing something that had black and yellow in it. So, as I am known to do, I decided to improvise.

I started with these canvas pictures that I picked up at the local Goodwill for around $4 each. Here they are before.

Now, I know what you're probably thinking, "What's wrong with those?" Not a thing. They are pretty enough as is, and they do have some yellow in them. It's just that they aren't really my style. At. all.

The easiest solution for custom artwork on a budget? Try fabric! I found this beautiful Waverly Good Vibrations Blackbird fabric online. It had everything I required. A modern print in yellow and black. A bonus? has an Amazon store so I was able to use swagbucks to score this fabric for free! A little pulling, tugging and stapling later...

All in all this project probably took around an hour (measure twice cut once!). It was a little work to make sure the stripes were straight but it was well worth it. And there is my custom fabric artwork!


  1. Your pillow shams are gorgeous and I love your fabric art..another great idea for me. I'm so glad you stopped by and visited this morning. I'm your newest follower!!

  2. Hi! I'm a new follower and I just gave you Versatile Blogger award over at Little House of Projects. Please stop by and see who else got the award and maybe become my newest follower! Thanks!