Hey everyone my name is Angie and I’m the author of The Country Chic Cottage. I am thrilled to be a new contributor here at the Do More for Less blog! I love to spruce up my home on a budget and my latest project is no exception. I made this nautical themed art for less than $7 and you can too.
As I was browsing the aisles of my local Old Time Pottery, I saw these framed art pictures on clearance for only $2. They were large at 17 inches square and had a great 2 ¾ inch frame around them. But the art just would not match the rest of my home. So I grabbed one of them plus a set of kitchen towels and set out for home.
Kitchen towels? Absolutely! I was in love with the fabric that top towel was made of and knew it could be fabulous art. Any fabric that you fall in love with can quickly become art in your home with this great method. First remove the art from the frame.
Next you will need some spray adhesive. I had this brand on hand but any will work. The spray adhesive is the best product for this particular project.
I found that when I laid my white background fabric onto the art it showed through slightly. I just flipped my art over and applied my fabric to the back of the original art. Just spray the board with the spray adhesive and apply the fabric slowly. Smooth the fabric as you move down the board. The spray adhesive will grab the fabric and by smoothing with your hands you will prevent any wrinkles. Then trim away any excess fabric.
Add your fabric covered piece back into the frame.
I grabbed a starfish that I had in my bathroom and used hot glue to adhere to the center of my project. Don’t want a nautical inspired piece? You could grab a great wood monogram letter at Old Time Pottery and add to the center as well.
I wanted a nautical inspired art piece because my art had a place to hang already. I added it to this corner of my bathroom.
I still love that big wide chunky frame. To think this art cost my less than $7!