Monday, November 20, 2006

More Mid-century fabric

No stitching tonight, I had decorating on my mind. Our oldest son is coming down from Colorado for Thanksgiving so we have been trying to tie up loose ends and make the old hacienda presentable. We are slowly putting some things up on the walls, a little bit here and a little bit there. We have waited until most of the "stuff" has been sorted out and furniture bought before putting anything up. Earlier this month I showed the livingroom curtains I made out of vintage mid-century fabric. Well, next in line is a piece of vintage fabric we made into a panel tonight (Glenn made the frame and I stretched the fabric) to help pull the "entertainment center" together.

Here is the panel:
Fabric panel - blk&wht

And here it is in it's role of pulling the various pieces of the "entertainment center" together.
Fabric panel - blk&wht - in situ
Hmmm... guess I should have picked up some the stuff off the credenza... oh, well!

Someday, when the prices of flat-panel LCD TV's come within striking range of our budget, we'll get a nice one to replace the current model and it will all fill out nicely. Until then, good enuff!!

Here is another piece of Mid-century fabric that is my favorite of the bunch.
Fabric panel - Turq etc
I really, really... really... like this piece of fabric. It's framed but not hung. Plans are to hang it tomorrow after work and if it gets done, I'll put a piccie of it up.


Anonymous said...

I really love that fabric too!

Is that a brick 'n mortar place you
are decorating?

Marty52 said...

Hi, Rian... yes, it is a brick house... there's a song in there somewhere... anyway, this puppy is solid brick. Holds the coolness of the night like nobody's business! Kind of a pain to put nails in the outside walls but we'll survive!

Nancilyn said...

Imagine my surprise when I got to your picture. Mid-century -- I'm still translating as the 1800's. Great fabric (in my fave colors), very hip, very Scandinavian modern,
and my first decor as a new wife -- sigh -- so very long ago. But I'm still married to the same guy, and now my home reflects my truly eclectic tastes. A few remaining pieces of Danish Modern furniture are still around -- in the basement.

Understand, I got sidetracked on my way to your stitches, which I really, really love.
If you want more contrast with the ring, washers, etc, you could always wrap them first. It would also help protecting your foundation fabric from the Green Meanies, rust or tarnish that might come from the metal eventually. You could polish and buff
the metal and coat with transparent gloss (nail polish, jewelers glaze, various craft
compounds) or paint first. I plan to look for plastic washers -- one of these days.

Anonymous said...

I found your blog post on Google and I love your fabric panel! I just bought a large-scale midcentury fabric panel myself and want to hang it the same way. Did you use any particular website's instructions to get it looking so good?

Marty52 said...

Thanks so much! We made a frame of 1"x2" boards and attached the fabric on the back with a staple gun. No website instructions... just made sure that the boards were square when put together and then made sure the fabric was square with the boards when we attached it to them. I think if I was doing it again, though, I might use a stretched canvas to give it more stability.