Sunday, August 5, 2012

Dressing the big brown wall...

It took me awhile to get back to the big brown wall.  I finally went back to it on Friday. 

I've loved the arrangement below since I saw this photo over a year ago.  And I had all the elements to recreate the table.

I didn't want to use a mirror for a focal point though, so I started looking for art inspiration.  The space needed something LARGE and bold.  And since I had a pretty specific idea in mind, and since funds were limited, and since I'm a DIYer, I thought I'd attempt to produce an art piece myself.

Here's  the finished piece.  It's 36 x 48 inches (91 x 122 cm).  I've had the canvas for ages.  I bought it at half price, intending to staple fabric over it to hang behind the bathtub, but it had different plans for itself.

And here's its new home.  The table legs are actually legs from my quilt frame.  I suppose I'll let Carey stain the boards that make the tabletop, otherwise I think it will drive him crazy.  I've had the vintage suitcases for quite awhile hidden away in my crap craft room.  I will be playing around with the tablescape for awhile until it's to my liking.

If we get tired of this configuration, all the pieces can go back to their previous homes.

And I could always staple fabric over the canvas after all.  :)



  1. Thanks, Michelle! It turned out better than I expected. :)

  2. Looks great... although I'm now lusting after the basket in the original picture! ANd I too normally spell the word craft with a 'p'!


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