Tuesday, August 2, 2011

How To Re.Do. Vintage Velvet "Art"

You know the "art" I'm talking about. I believe it was big in the 70's?
People would paint on black velvet.. It was quite unique and I am sure in it's day...awesome.
So when I came home from city wide garage sales a couple of weeks ago, you can imagine my husbands surprise that I had purchased a piece of this 70's velvet art. However the frame was solid wood that had been carved to accentuate the picture. So I decided to use this "art" to create my own framed fabric to add to our bedroom re-do that is still in progress. ..Still.....
The first thing I did was take the velvet off of the inside frame and cover it with the same fabric that I used for my bedroom bedskirt. The frame was quickly painted with Krylons beautiful turquoise, robins egg blue color.

Then I pulled my Fiddes and Sons wax that I purchased after reading up on it on "Miss Mustard Seeds" blog. I am really enjoying the ease of us of this wax as well as the price.
Working the wax in the crevaces of the frame aged it just right and allowed it that you could see the carvings on the frame better.
Then I popped in the framed fabric. Fabric is such an inexpensive way to add some color to your walls as well as tie in the fabric already used in the room.
And instant art for my bedroom re-do on a budget.

I am very happy with the contrasts of colors.
Oh and did I mention..total cost of the project....$1.00.
I am linking up today to The Lettered Cottage How To's Day.

The Lettered Cottage



Kathy said...

Very sweet re-do! Love your fabric choice and the color of the frame is very cool. It looks like it will have a long happy life with you!!


Pamela Gordon said...

Love that robin's egg blue! That is a nice makeover. I wonder how long before black velvet art will be collectible? :-) Oh dear. ~ Blessings, Pamela

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Love this color combination! the frame looks great with all that detail! thanks for linking up with VIF, xo Debra