Did you ever wake up in the middle of the night with….

An idea…

Your head swimming with the thought of an idea….

You try to go back to sleep and hope that when you wake up…


Well, I did that last night…

Had an idea…a “Freshy” idea…for definition of “Freshy” click Here..

I needed “something” to go over the bed in the main guest room…it is a king size bed, so needed more than just one item over it..something different…

An epihany!…


To use leftover fabric and frame it…I saw it done in the HGTV Dream Home..in which I did not win 🙁 ..
They framed fabric and hung it over that gorgeous fireplace…talk about cheap…no inexpensive…art


I proceeded to measure and cut…See..no power tools required!!


Set the matte to get the design I wanted…Look Karah, (the space between blog)..still no power tools or band-aids required…hubby would be proud…


So here you go..one with a matte…


And one without….

VOILA!!!…Easy Peasy…It’s a Cinch!…




The inspiration for the fabric was the bedding by Pottery Barn, Sienna Paisley
The coverlet is Pottery Barn Pin Tuck, egyptian cotton euros and bedskirt by Martha Stewart..



A chair from my sunroom/keeping room..recovered in the “fabric”

This room is still a work in progress…more things to hang and pieces to paint and accessories to tweak…

Hope you enjoyed my “easy peasy…it’s a cinch…wake up in the middle of the night” project.

Joining the following:

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  1. Love the fabric frames. Sounds easy and I love the end result. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Betsy Crittenden says

    Fabulous! I was going to try covering art canvas with fabric, but I like your idea better. My problem is no talent at choosing fabric to go with the color scheme of the room. Great job!

  3. creativehome8 says

    Great idea, Shirley! I have three canvases that I am going to wind up redoing and I may cover them in fabric. They are in my guest room also. I have a similar color on the walls in our guest room, too. That may be a summer project though as I want to get an upholstered headboard in there first. Right now the canvases work to kind of hide the fact that there is no headboard.

  4. I love, love, love your idea and the bedding is gorgeous, adore the Sienna Paisley!!! What is the fabric?

    I hope you will come see my Annie Sloan Projects revealed!
    Art by Karena

  5. Wow, Shirley! Your fabric art is just gorgeous in your guest room. In fact, I love everything in there. If I were to get an idea in the middle of the night, it would be forgotten by the time I got up the next day! Things usually hit me in the shower. I enjoyed reading your Easter post, too. Our grandchildren lived in Chapel Hill for about 2 years. They went to the elementary school next to the university. Now they live in Mt. Pleasant.

  6. Linda Miller says

    Love your new art in the guest room and love the price tag even more! Just a hint to the other commenters….keep a note pad on your night stand. Then you can write your ideas down in the middle of the night and go back to sleep until you execute them in the morning. I can’t wait to be a guest in your beautiful room.

  7. Great idea. Love it. Beautiful room!

  8. This is a really creative idea! So easy and economical! Your fabric is stunning!

  9. Super bravo for the art idea and the WHOLE ROOM!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. I do love it. And I can relate to that “hope I remember this in the morning” experience. This is a great idea….I need something over my bed. Thank you for inspiring us at Show & Tell.

  11. Shirley, what a great idea! The fabric looks wonderful. I have seen them do that on HGTV, as well. Very clever! I love your entire room!

  12. This is a GREAT idea. I like the that you matted some of the fabric. Now I wish I had some left over fabric. Oh well I can go buy some new fabric to frame! Thanks I just love it.

  13. Wonderful idea! I think it looks fabulous!!

  14. loved the framed fabric pictures!!!

  15. I love framed fabric. I’ve been meaningto do it in my daughter’s room FOREVER! Yours look GREAT

  16. Hahaha! Thanks so much for the shout out! For some reason I’m now thinking “look mom, no hands” … but if you could make that without using your hands I would be wicked impressed.
    I love the new art…and I also didn’t win the dream home. 🙁
    I’m sharing your link on google+. 🙂

  17. Shirley~ To answer your question, I often wake up in the middle of the night with an idea but I NEVER remember it the next morning 🙂 Brilliant & economical idea, framing the fabric~ I love the texture & colors!

  18. Shirley,

    You are so freshy! lol! I love your sweet frames and the perfect addition to your room! I cannot believe how well the colors match! Brilliant!


  19. An amazing idea! I may have to give it a try!

  20. I haven’t woken up, but I sure have had trouble falling asleep because of my excitement over something that I had an “aha” moment over. I really love the fabric you chose for framing. The frames look great in your guest room!

  21. Great way to decorate without breaking the bank. Pretty guest room.

  22. Katherines Corner says

    love this so much! They look great over the bed.I get ideas in the night all of the time. I keep a notebook in my nightstand s I can scribble it down. Now sometimes I struggle to read my sleep writing. But I usually figure it out, giggle. thank you for linking up to the Thursday hop. Sorry I’m behind in saying thank you. My recent post will explain my delay.Hope to see you again this Thursday. xo

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