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7.29.2014

Design on a Dime: DIY Crate and Barrel Art


I love Crate & Barrel, and am fortunate to have many kitchen items and décor accessories from them. However, I can't afford to completely furnish my house from C&B, though Lord knows I'd love to.

I remember seeing these simple, stylish pieces in one of their catalogs:

http://www.crateandbarrel.com/
 
I thought, "hey, I can do that!" and rolled-up my sleeves for some quick DIY.  Actually, this one was so easy that I don't think it even required sleeve-rolling. 
 
All it took was a trip to Ikea for picture frames (I used the Virserum frames to better match my living room décor, but this would work nicely with Ribba frames as well), and a trip to Jo-Ann Fabric and Crafts for some coordinating fabric.  I got enough to cover three different sections of wall.  Ikea is my exclusive stop for frames, as you just can't beat the cost for frames that include matting. I cut the fabric, and inserted them into the frames, and voila. 
 
 
 
 
I also picked up a bit more fabric to make some throw pillows for the room in the same fabrics.  Here are a few of the throw pillows below on my beloved Ikea Strandmon wingback chair:
 
 
 
And there you have it.  A design update on a dime.

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