Thursday, June 23, 2011

Glitter Fabric Project

Vintage (as in old, chipped, imperfect) frame...
that I bought an an estate sale for $8.
I painted over it here and there with more gold paint,
and left the imperfections.
Then a trip to the fabric store
~ Where I found this fabulous glittered design! ~
... I wish the photo showed the blue sparkle...
I covered a foam core board  and VOILA!
for my desk wall
Where I hung some of my vintage-inspired art.

I am so loving the new creamy pale buttery walls and blue ceiling in here
The desk wall so far

... I know I probably need to paint that small cabinet white ...
~ another day ~
The inspiration board cost me a total of  $17
for the frame and fabric.  I had on hand the foam core board,
spray glue and duct tape
(not highly decorative, but I used duct tape to attach the fabric to  the back)
 I wasn't sure if foam core would work,
as usually cork board is used,
but I had it, so thought I'd give it a try.
Finally, a project that didn't take me hours and hours
more time and work than I estimated!
After I showed this to a friend, she sent me a link to a shop
in her town that had for sale a similar, but smaller magnetic board
with glittery fabric in a gold frame,
priced at $197.
Now I'm liking my project even more!!!
I am so loving glittery fabric!
~ There is just something so joyful about glitter ~

How are you incorporating glitter or sparkle into your life?
~ Violet ~


Brenda @ It's A Beautiful Life said...

Glitter and sparkle today? I've got some on my jeans pockets.

Nita {ModVintageLife} said...

Love it! What a great find that frame was! That fabric is so pretty. I need to go out and see if I can find that fabric here. Your office is just lovely. I know it seems like all my projects are big ones. It's nice isn't it to do a little one with big gratification.

d e l i g h t said...

That is adorable! I love the blue pattern with the gold frame and the price is right!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

WOOOOO HOOOO!!! It all looks so great Violet, and I think you got the BETTER DEAL by doing some footwork, waiting, painting yourself and getting the right fabric! How am I incorporating sparkle in my life? Having YOU as a friend. LOVE ANITA

Createology said...

Your glittery inspiration board in that gilded frame is just pure perfection. Love your space. Happy glitter to you...

Exquisite Accessories said...

What a great find & I love the fabric :)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Good morning gorgeous one! Thank you for stopping by this morning! I am going to post my new post tonight; how I love seeing your workspace here. It is stunning with that inspiration board! As I sit here in my studio, the sun is shining in so beautifully. Oh what a great day! May the sun come back your way!!!! Anita