WFMW – my living room art!

living roomWow, Wednesday again! I’m behind today on posting this too! Anyway, during the tour of homes, I got a lot of people asking about my living room art – those canvases on the shelves that are really hard to see in this photo! I’d considered just painting something myself, so I bought the pre-stretched canvases on the wooden frames and all that. Then I was at the fabric store looking for pillow coverings (those pillows on my couch used to be a scary beige stripe and others were navy blue) and I found some wonderful heavy fabric. SO….. I cut the fabric to size and used a staple gun to attach it to the back of the frame, and….. cheap art!!
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41 Responses to WFMW – my living room art!

  1. Susanne August 3, 2006 at 7:43 am #

    Great art! My walls could definitely use some color.

  2. Julie August 2, 2006 at 11:32 pm #

    That idea ROCKS!

  3. MomInTandyLand August 2, 2006 at 11:24 pm #

    Wow, I love it! So easy, and so cool-looking!

    I think we have the exact same couch. I still have the scary beige-stripe pillows, although now, they’re mostly just used to build forts with. And spill Kool-Aid on, apparently.

  4. Meredith August 2, 2006 at 11:19 pm #

    I love the apple green! It is one of my favorite colors. It goes with so much.

  5. presentstorm August 2, 2006 at 11:07 pm #

    Very cool and creative. I love your colors. Very nice living room. So cheerful and bright. Love it!

  6. amelia August 2, 2006 at 10:46 pm #

    I’ve been toying with using fabric stretched over frames like that. Yours look great!

  7. Stephanie August 2, 2006 at 9:12 pm #

    I’m going to have to try this! What a great idea–looks lovely!

    Thanks for visiting my WFMW today! :)

  8. Trisha August 2, 2006 at 8:10 pm #

    Simple and beautiful!

  9. Overwhelmed! August 2, 2006 at 6:34 pm #

    Very clever! Your room looks fantastic! Thanks for sharing your tip.

  10. Janice August 2, 2006 at 5:27 pm #

    well aren’t you clever AND talented!! great idea :)

  11. becca August 2, 2006 at 4:34 pm #

    the art is great and I love that it is inexp. I think I may try this for my kiddo’s room.

  12. Otto K. August 2, 2006 at 2:52 pm #

    Such nice bright colors. Very nice.

    Here from Wendy’s.

  13. Zeus August 2, 2006 at 2:24 pm #

    I just saw your third Wordless Wednesday photo of the Duck, and it is PRECIOUS! The shades make him complete!

    Back again from Wendy’s!

  14. Momma Pinata August 2, 2006 at 2:18 pm #

    That’s a terrific idea! Maybe I’ll do that for our bedroom…it has very bare walls!

  15. Zeus August 2, 2006 at 1:59 pm #

    Back again from Wendy’s! I did add your site to my list of Cool Human Pet blogs. That way, when this is all finished, I can still come by to visit! :)

  16. MamaDuck August 2, 2006 at 1:57 pm #

    Ha ha ha! I actually had my husband do it, as it was killing my hands trying to do it and get it tight enough down in there. I also used it to recover my bar stools which you can somewhat see in my kitchen photo on the tour post. They are just red to match the kitchen tho, nothing too crazy, I didnít really need to call attention to my cheap wal-mart bar stools, hee hee.

  17. Kailani August 2, 2006 at 1:52 pm #

    The only thing is that I’m scared of staples guns ever since I saw Lethal Weapon. They’re dangerous!

  18. Jennifer August 2, 2006 at 1:41 pm #

    Wow! You sure are creative! I need to get some of that flowin through me. I’m always so envious of people who can make somthing beautiful out of a few odds and sods.

    Me, I just steal other peoples ideas.

  19. Kailani August 2, 2006 at 1:12 pm #

    That’s a great idea. I always see fabrics that I like but don’t know what I’d do with. Now I know. Thanks.

    Here via Wendy’s but you know I’d make it over anyway!

  20. Zeus August 2, 2006 at 12:53 pm #

    Hmm, it seems my last comment got lost somehow. I’ll try again! Squillion is more than a lot but less than infinity. How does that sound? So it’s definitely a BIG sum of money!

  21. Zeus August 2, 2006 at 12:49 pm #

    Squillion is a word thought of by another feline blogger named William. It means something along the lines of a lot, though I do feel it probably means something closer to “way more than just a lot as in this-is-too-much-to-count a lot”.

  22. MamaDuck August 2, 2006 at 12:39 pm #

    Ha ha ha, fabric is one thing, venetian plaster truly another, she has my sympathies! I’m just doing well to get paint on the walls and clean up the mess afterwards…… and do define a squillion, as it sounds wonderful, I’d be taking a vacation somewhere COLD to get away from this heat!!

  23. Rebecca August 2, 2006 at 12:36 pm #

    What a terrific idea! I have so many fabrics that I love, too!

  24. Zeus August 2, 2006 at 12:35 pm #

    Would $1 squillion dollars be enough for your services? I could always set up a wire transfer!

    Back again from Wendy’s!

  25. Zeus August 2, 2006 at 12:32 pm #

    You know, I thought about it, and since my human pet hasn’t finished the venetian plaster in her master bathroom, is it possible we could pay you to come and teach her your wisdom? She needs a lot of help as I’m sure you’ve already deduced!

    Back again from Wendy’s!

  26. nat August 2, 2006 at 12:31 pm #

    I LOVE the colors you chose for your room!!! Fab!

    Wendy directed me here!!

  27. Renee August 2, 2006 at 12:14 pm #

    ‘mornin’ duck! what should I make for lunch? I could warm up the leftover pizzange in my freezer… I’ll just post the recipe.

    Directed by Wendy.

  28. boomama August 2, 2006 at 12:08 pm #

    I was posting my WFMW at Shannon’s and saw yours – and WOW, we are so on the same wavelength this week. :-) I’ve never thought about using fabric – that opens up a whole new arty dimension. And now I’m finally off to look at your house – and I know that I am in for a treat based on this picture. :-)

    Great, great idea –

  29. Nikkie August 2, 2006 at 12:04 pm #

    Great tip! Thanks for sharing!

  30. Valerie August 2, 2006 at 11:56 am #

    Very cute living room! Here today from Wendy’s place!

  31. Zeus August 2, 2006 at 11:53 am #

    MY human pet is always looking for cheap ways to decorate her house. Hmm…wait a minute. I think that may have come out wrong. Nonetheless, I will tell her about this as it sounds too cool for her to miss!

  32. Kukka-Maria August 2, 2006 at 11:44 am #

    I.
    Love.
    The.
    Green.
    WALL!

    (The rest is great, too)

  33. nonlineargirl August 2, 2006 at 11:34 am #

    Is your wall lime green? It looks that way in the photo and that is great! I love bright walls. We had an orange living room when we lived on the east coast, and loved it so much that we painted my daughter’s room orange before she was born.

  34. Heather August 2, 2006 at 11:07 am #

    You have a gorgeous living room, and the canvases are really pretty! Great idea!

  35. Jessica August 2, 2006 at 11:06 am #

    Your living room looks SO CUTE! :)

  36. Patty August 2, 2006 at 10:13 am #

    Skated over here from Casting Call thats a fun little thing. Your home is wonderful.
    I dont’ wanta talk about mine lol I injured my back 7 months ago and still can’t bend over. So the men in my life think if you pile it up or kick it under something its clean. AAArrrggg……. I guess this is my lesson in something. I just have not figured it out yet.

  37. Glass Half Full August 2, 2006 at 9:58 am #

    I love the colors!! Beautiful!!!

  38. Mary Ann August 2, 2006 at 9:38 am #

    This is a really great inexpensive idea!

  39. udandi August 2, 2006 at 9:02 am #

    Neat idea! I just saw in a scrapbook mag that they took paper and mounted to foam core board to create art.

  40. krista August 2, 2006 at 8:59 am #

    I wouldn’t have thought to pain one wall red and one green- but it looks awesome.

  41. LadyBug Crossing August 2, 2006 at 8:58 am #

    You are a smart Mama Duck! I never would have thought of that.
    Love your living room, btw!
    LBC

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