My grandmother gave me this old frame a few months ago. I love frames, and even though the colors of this one aren’t really my style, I like the vintage vibe.
Speaking of things that aren’t normally my style, I fell in love with this poppy print fabric at Hancock. I think it must be the 1970s feel that originally attracted me to it, because I have never in my life worn or decorated with the color orange. Poppies are symbolic of peace and sleep, among other things, so I’m thinking that they might lend a peaceful feeling to the most important room in the house. The print feels happy, and my mostly black/white/grey living room could use a little color.
This project was extremely quick and easy to do with my trusty staple gun. My mom could change the world with some spray paint and a staple gun – I learned from the master.
I cut the fabric to fit the frame and stapled it to the back. The frame was in bad shape, and there is no glass, so I stretched the fabric as tightly as possible so that it will look neat from the front.
I think it belongs close to my record player. They look so good together!
I just noticed that this picture shows a little bit of decade schizophrenia. Record player from the late 70s, cameras from the 80s and 90s, box sets from the 90s, and iPod from the 2000s.
This is a very lazy DIY project, but I’m going to make up for it in the next few weeks. I have so many sewing projects in the works right now – it’s not necessarily a good thing to try to do so many at once, but it does mean that there will be many posts here before I say goodbye to 2012.