So I came up with this list of what we can all do with our left-over fabrics! (don't we all decor junkies have piles and piles of them tucked somewhere?) Here goes:
1. Re-upholster a chair/bench.
This is kinda of a given, but with a good reason, its easy and it really is pretty.
2. Re-cover throw pillows.
Throw pillows changes the whole feel of your living room. Sometimes, an old sofa just needs a good dose of fun pillows to bring it back to life.
3. Decoupage that table.
Yes, that trusty decoupage technique has reached our plates. Nichole from Parlour Blog shares this amazing table she did for her dining space. (not so much of a left-over fabric, but for a smaller scale, this would also look great on end tables!)
Isn't it just lovely? I wouldn't have thought of that, but now, thanks to Nichole, I'll be doing it to our massive dining table. (okay fine, it's not really that massive, but the thought of decoupaging it make it feel like it) Head over here for a full tutorial.
4. Make a window valance.
I would have said drapery or curtain, but we're talking about left-overs here. So a valance would do the trick. It can dress up those ugly blinds, or give an extra oomph to that simple shade.
5. Dress those bare walls.
Fabric wall art is so easy there's no reason to leave a blank lonely wall alone. Glue it to a piece of foam, or simply frame it.
6. Make way for pretty memo boards.
Plain old cork boards is ancient history. Now we can see beautiful memo boards everywhere. Check out Centsational Girl's tutorials on boards she's done in the past here, here, and here. She is inspiring!
7. Use it as a picture frame mat.
You can actually do this using left-over's left-over fabrics!
8. Try a tray makeover.
Megan of Honey We're Home shared this simple yet really great makeover on her blog. Now go search your house for old trays to recover! (I already did)
9. Redo a bookshelf with fabric backsplash
Line that shelf to act as the perfect backdrop for your books and displays.
10. Line your drawers.
I'll admit that I almost always ignores the insides of furniture. You know those no-one-will-see-it space that you take for granted. But it's really neat to have something pretty in there too. Like these fabric-lined drawers:
11. Cover that glass cabinet doors.
Glass doors are pretty, but sometimes it gets so messy we just want to hide all that crap. That's where the left-over fabrics come to place, use it to cover the glass doors for instant face lift!
|Now this is more fabric than left-overs, but you get the idea. ;)|
12. A new shade for a lamp shade.
Cover your ordinary shade, add a trim, and you're all set.
13. Clock re-do.
We all have one of those generic looking clocks, so here's a great idea to a more personalized time-teller.here at Design*Sponge.
So that's my 13 ideas for the tackle-our-piles-of-left-over-fabrics project. Do you have other ideas? I'd love to hear!