It took awhile, but I finally filled the chippy frames in the dining room.

I literally had hundreds of great suggestions and I thank everyone so very much for all your creative ideas.
I settled on making something for the frames myself. This was one of the most fun projects I have done in a long time!
Here is what the frames looked like before I filled them…

And here is how they look now…

These beautiful, well made frames came from OLD LUCKETT’S STORE. A wonderful place to buy all things interesting and chippy!

Can you guess what I did to fill them?
Here are the supplies I used to make the canvas squares…
I chose to design a pattern that would work for spring and summer.

This project was just so easy and inexpensive to do that I can make other art squares for different seasons.

The blue bring some much needed soft color to the dining room and picks up the same color in the carpet.
The brown, sepia ,white and ivory  work well with the frame.

I wrapped the image around the sides of the canvas… it’s the little details that make a picture look “finished”.
I wish you could see the detail in real life. The crinkles and bumps give it a hand painted look.
Really, very deceiving!
Here’s how they look in my dining room with the morning light streaming in the windows…
Next week I’ll share how you can make these easy art squares too!
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  1. says

    Yvonne … LOVE this idea!! I’ve recently been thinking about what to create with canvas squares and your idea just stole my heart! Love the color, love the frames … and so stinkin’ simple but it packs a huge punch! You really have the magic of beauty in your fingertips!

  2. says

    OMGosh I was just wondering what you decided to do with the frames in your dining room..
    I love the look.
    I looks beautiful in your dining room..
    Have a wonderful weekend

  3. Anonymous says

    Very clever…..and the colors in the print are so beautiful and give just the right touch of color! I can’t wait to see what you’ll do for Christmas with those frames.
    Sue V.

  4. anita says

    Just love this idea. Your dining room looks beautiful. I look forward seeing how it is done. I am guessing it is fabric.

  5. says

    For future tries: here’s a hint, did you know you can iron paper with your iron? You can, just turn off the steam feature. Your napkin edges wouldn’t show then. Otherwise I like the look.

  6. says

    What a great idea! I just purchased two framed botanicals for my dining room but I wish I thought of this! It would have saved me a lot of money…I think I will try your idea for the other wall in the room. Your dining room looks beautiful! đŸ˜‰

  7. Anonymous says

    I would be interested to read some of the suggestions you got for ideas for filling the frames, if you could post those, please. Thanks. Your dining room is so pretty and calming.

  8. says

    Exquisite, dear friend!!!
    I adore the color palette and they will definitely span more than one Season!
    I’ll be watching for your turorial.
    P.S. I did something similar a few years back with Sunflower napkins on a wicker tray!

  9. Anonymous says

    Yay!! They are beautiful! Great choice in bringing some soothing color into the room. Sweet Dreams…

  10. says

    I have borrowed so many of your great ideas for my home, I personally think that you need to replace the electrical cover plate to off white in your beautiful dining room wall. Just my humble opinion, what do you think?

  11. says

    Yvonne, I just LOVE what you came up with !!! What a nice pop of color and using napkins and modge podge gets bonus points too. Very creative and beautiful.


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