Patchwork wall art.
A knock off of Ballard Design’s Patchwork Prints:
image from Ballard Designs
My prints are actually pieces of fabric, the squares measure 6 1/2″ each.
Here’s how I made them:
1. My drying rack recently broke so I used the side wood pieces:
2. Disassemble the rack and cut 6 1/2″ pieces with mitered corners:
3. Assemble frames using wood glue and nails. (I did buy one 5′ piece of moulding in order to make 9 frames.)
4. Paint frames grey.
5. Sand rough edges and excess glue, dry brush paint with silver metallic.
6. Cut 9 pieces of 1/4″ plywood (mine are 5 3/4″ x 5 3/4″ to fit snug inside the frame).
7. Apply spray adhesive to plywood and attach fabric. Snug plywood into frame leaving about 1/4″ depth of frame in front and hot glue inside corners from back side.
I’ll save the $169 plus shipping and make my own patchwork prints!
And I won’t feel so bad when I want to change them out for something new.