Friday, September 2, 2011

Framed Fabrics

"Anthro's" framed fabrics run from $698 to $2000. Although they are gorgeous I don't have that kinda cash...

 Sooooo, I created my own framed fabrics.

Being an Interior Designer I have a great collection of fabrics that are left over from past design projects.

I also use sample fabrics that are discontinued by the manufacturer. This is an awesome way to reuse the samples. Some of these fabrics range from $50 to $100 a yard. So you can imagine why I LOVE FREE samples!

*tip: call design firms and furniture stores and ask if they have any extra fabric for sale. They may be willing to sell it to you for a fraction on the price. Also, ask them to recycle there discontinued fabric samples by giving them to YOU!
Now for the frames...

I found all the frames for the gallery wall from a thrift and antique store that I frequent weekly. Prices ranged from $5-$12 each.

I used a charcoal matte finish Rust-Oleum to create cohesiveness and make the fabrics really stand out.     
frame detail
(my fav)

Framed Fabs Gallery Wall in my home office.

note: slip seated chair with large discontinued fabric sample for FREE!

Super easy, fun and CHEAP!!!

Have a good one, 


Brandon @ Southgate said...

What a great idea! I LOVE fabric samples...Ive also used them for pillow fronts, to mat frames, and even as gift wrap. (Fellow WVU grad here...enjoy blogging! Ive been doing it for about a year now and its a lot of fun!)

Melissa Martin Molitor said...

Thanks for your comment! New at this whole thing and it is nice to get feedback. p.s. today is game day... Let's GO MOUNTIANEERS! haha.

Aabell said...

Melissa! I am drooling over all of your creations! If you ever have fabric samples that you don't love... ahem... send them my way! You must have access to some great, unique prints. I'm just a nerd who scours JoAnn fabrics (and the thrift store too!). Great blog, I look forward to reading it!

Melissa Martin Molitor said...

I'm so glad you like!!! I can definitely send you some small fab samples... the patterns are adorable and they would be great for your "tie" onsies/t-shirts. Email me you address.