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Framed Fabric and New Pottery

Posted by on Jun 7, 2012 in burlap flowers, chalk paint, kitchen, moss, painted furniture | 32 comments

I love the look of simplicity in decorating.

I just have a hard time living with it!

I tend to want to add more – more layers, greater depth, more color.

I love the idea of living in an all white house.  Everything neutral. . .  and soothing. . .  and beautiful. . . and calm.  (My beach house is going to be just that – I can dream can’t I?)

But, at the end of the day, I do not have the discipline to not stop adding more!

So, as is my nature, I added another layer to an existing wall in my kitchen.  I do like it better.  I am just a girl who needs layers!

I had this great frame that I used in my foyer until I found the perfect old rusty gate.  You can see it here.

I wanted to find a new home for this great frame.  I bought it on the clearance rack at Hobby Lobby a few years back for $35!

I tried it without the fabric first.

Not bad, but not great.  I liked the extra layer, but it seemed to get lost on the brown wall.

(Which I am thinking about painting. . . another project for another day!)

It dawned on me that I had purchased a great new fabric at Old Time Pottery the other day for super cheap!  I loved the fabric and could not pass it up!

I decided to frame the fabric!

I used my handy dandy staple gun and stapled it right to the back of the frame.

I stapled it all down and trimmed the edges and here is the final product!

You can see how I painted the table here.

And, you can also how my “layers” have evolved!

I love the green that moss provides!

I have a love for pottery!  My parents live in Mississippi and there are several towns close to them that have pottery studios.  I usually get  a new piece for Christmas!  One of my favorite gifts.

Last night, a sweet boy brought me 2 pieces of pottery that he has made!  Are you kidding?! They are just BEAUTIFUL!!!  His name is Eli Waldron.  He has been a friend of mine and my daughters ever since he was born! He is the same age at my oldest – Daisy.  I knew exactly where they were going to go when he gave them to me!  He made the bowl sitting on the scale and the smaller piece towards the front of this picture!  He has been taking lessons – He may have a future in this art!

You can see how I made the burlap flowers here.

A better close up of the bowl that Eli made.

The other bowl that he made looks great on top of my new scale!

And, how appropriate that I have 3 girls, the nest has 3 eggs and the scale shows it to weigh 3 pounds!

Those are my 3 “birds” in the background!

I must accept the fact that I like layers!

It is just how I am most comfortable!

One day, I will have the discipline to decorate with all white!

(In my little cottage by the ocean. . . )

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  1. Oh yes, that fabric really makes a big difference. You chose a terrific pattern.

    • Thanks! I try to keep it simple, but I cannot live with simple!

  2. What a big difference it made!! I love to decorate with fabric too! So many colors, styles, you name it! if you get tired of it, just replace it and voila! a complete different look! A love the whole vignette you created!

    • I do think the fabric made all the difference. I LOVE fabrics! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Looks fabulous…the entire vignette! You did an awesome job as always:D

  4. Hi Melissa, thanks for coming by and following me at Quirky Vistas. I haven’t signed up for linky followers yet, so I am following you by email. I just subscribed. I love all your layers. It makes things so much more interesting, like you want to stop and just take it all in. I have to go check out what you did to that table. I think I’ll want to do something similar. I have a drop leaf table partially painted and it needs to be finished. I like the silhouette of the birds on branches. Very cool. Thanks for the great ideas.

    • Thanks for following! I have been busy painting another table this afternoon! If I am not careful, every piece of furniture in my house is going to get a coat of Annie Sloan chalk paint!

  5. I love the fabric that you found at Old Town Pottery! It is so pretty :). What a blessing to have such a wonderful friend who makes incredible pottery.


    • I love Old Time Pottery. You just never know what you will find! And, I am so excited that I was the recipient of such great pottery! Thanks for stopping by!

  6. What a big difference and soooo pretty. Love it and thanks for sharing.

    • Thanks! I do love that fabric!

  7. Thanks so much for joining the newbie party. FANTASTIC redo on the frame. Well just adding the fabric was the ticket. Such a cute vignette too. Love your scale.

    • Thanks! And, thanks for hosting such a great party for us “newbies!”

  8. I love everything about your display! I love the layers, the colors – just everything!

    • Thanks for the encouraging words!

  9. I love all the layers too. I am just like you – I LOVE all the white we are seeing out there today but I just can’t do it….no restraint!! lol

    • I keep thinking I can go all neutral. . . but, I just can’t do it! Nice to know that I am not the only one!

  10. I’m with you. I try for neutral. For tone on tone and then get pulled in the direction of bold and graphic and saturated color each and every time!

    Love the addition of the fabric!



    • Thanks! Maybe one day I will be able to have an all neutral house. . . probably not!

  11. Melissa, that looks great! It was already cute before but that fabric gives it that extra little punch that you didn’t think it needed until you put it there!
    Visiting from the Cowgirl Up linky!

  12. I love this! Once you added that material, it went from cute to spectacular! Thanks for sharing!

    • I knew it was missing something. I was so glad that I had bought that fabric when I saw it! Thanks for stopping by!

  13. Love it! the whole area looks fantastic!! thanks for sharing at uncommon again! 🙂

    • Thanks for hosting! Glad to share!

  14. Very cute! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

  15. I love it! I want the birdcage in the middle, care to share where you scored it?

    • A cute little shop in Murfreesboro, TN called the Bungalow. They just closed their retail store last week! They are moving to “shows” only! I think I saw one at World Market a few weeks ago? Good Luck!

  16. You do such a great job with groupings! I love your style. Thanks for sharing this.

    Warmly, Michelle

  17. I’m in love with your colors, fabric, bird cage, scale, yeah pretty much all of it!!!



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