Monday, June 6, 2011

Do It Yourself Document Fabric!

Sorry I've been away so long!  It's that busy, crazy time of year with graduations, parties, end of the school year madness.  I have also had some computer issues.  I am currently blogging on my old laptop with a cracked screen.  Not good.  Hopefully my Toshiba will be out of the shop soon, I forgot how slow this one is!

I have found time to thrift though,  that's therapy!  I found a really cool vintage chair that I am redoing and decided to make my own 'document' fabric to recover the seat.  You know, that great fabric that Ballard's sells for $32 a yard! 

I created this image with photo editing software using graphics from The Graphics Fairy and wrote some of my own text using two awesome fonts called Byron and The King & Queen.  Staples enlarged my design to 18"x24" for just $1.99 and then I used Citra Solv to transfer the image to my 'burlapy' type fabric. 

The image is softer than the Ballard's but I love the look~ kind of like a faded grain sack.  Here's a close up.  Sorry for the poor pics, it's night time and I have a lousy camera!

I so hope you'll come back Wednesday to see the reveal of my chair makeover finished with this fabric!  Thanks for visiting!  Linking up to these fun parties!




  1. Your fabric looks wonderful, can't wait to see the chair!

  2. WOW!!! I can't wait to see the finished project.

  3. What an inspirational idea! That fabric looks amazing, I can't wait to see the chair! X

  4. Well aren't you inventive! Very pretty.


  5. VERY cool! I will definitely be back on Wednesday! Coming over from Coastal Charm and your newest follower!


  6. Renee - Your fabric turned out lovely. Such a neat and creative idea - love the print! Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase Party. I am a little behind commenting - but I have featured this Monday. Hope you are having a wonderful week ~ Stephanie Lynn


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