maybe that is why I have always been drawn to these iconic patterns!
I think I may be a little “old” to wear a Marimekko dress…….
If you look around my house or in my fabric stash you will see that I often pick patterns that are reminiscent of the designs from this Finnish company.
My research for this post took me to the MarimekkoWikipedia entry and I found the history of the company fascinating.
Read on to see the way my daughter found to have a piece of Marimekko art on her kitchen wall!
Amanda purchased a set of 2 Unessa Tea Towels ($29.00) a while ago. She wanted to frame one for her kitchen.
|Door 16 2007 Inspiration|
|Sweetwater Style Version|
1 Frame From Goodwill
Spray Mount/tape and a scrap of foam core to mount the towel
Black Mat Board cut with my trusty Mat Cutter
Put it all together and there you have it!
Cost: about $20 including frame and mat
Considering that Marimekko fabric runs about $44 a yard and you would have to cut and finish the edges…this makes way more sense.
Check out the tea towels at Amazon if you are interested in doing this!
I took a little walk around my house this morning….Here is a tour of some of my uses of Marmekko inspired fabrics:
The new cushions on the Malabar Chairs in the living room.
The chairs were a steal from Craig’s list a couple of years ago…just waiting for this fab fabric!
A remnant of Marimekko inspired upholstery fabric wrapped around a canvas frame in the Dining Room.
The Fabric on the $3 Goodwill stool at the kitchen desk….rare photo…my butt not on it!
A Table runner on the kitchen table….a remnant I just had to have!
The shower curtain in the guest bathroom….lovin’ the orange and brown!
Last….this little plate on the vanity….a $1 GW find!
Now I am off to enjoy the last official vacation week day of my summer…..the sun shines, the garden awaits….I am not going to waste a minute and you shouldn’t either!
|Wall Art Cityscape on the Cheap|
|Make A Throw Rug from Upholstery Fabric|
|Goodwill Girls Gather|
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