Brrr – it’s been cold here in Indiana! Like 50-degrees-at-night cold, and then you wake up and your house is freezing. My kids and I have all suffered from colds this week. Since it’s still August I’d like to keep my 80-degree days for a lil while longer, anyone else agree? I’m not ready for fall yet!
Now that I’ve gotten that off my chest… 😉
Today I’m sharing a simple home decor project with you for displaying vintage linens as art. I picked this piece up a while ago at a vintage store but you may have some heirloom family linens that used to be your mother’s or grandmother’s that would be perfect for this.
When I got this piece, I thought it was really pretty but I had no idea what I was going to do with it. I’ve thought about using it in several different projects- making a small pillow, for example. But the thought of possibly cutting it up saddened me. It’s in great shape so I didn’t want to do anything to alter it permanently.
So I decided to frame it. I had a large picture frame (10×13) from a yard sale and pulled out some card stock that happened to be the same shade of blue as in the flowers.
I was not a fan of the yellowish natural wood frame so the first thing I did was paint it a subtle gray-beige. I wasn’t worried about getting the paint perfect… sometimes imperfect is better. 😉
Then I grabbed the cardboard from inside the frame to use for sizing purposes. I cut the blue card stock down a little and then taped the sides over the cardboard in a few places.
Then I centered the hanky and taped the sides (top, bottom, left, and right) over the edges. There was just a little overlap which didn’t look too bad.
Then I slid it under the glass and put it all back into the frame. So easy, and I love how it turned out!
I think my hutch is the perfect place for it, don’t you?
I can also see how having a collection of framed vintage fabric pieces would make for a gorgeous gallery wall.
Do you have any vintage or heirloom linens on display in your home?