A few posts ago I shared a dresser makeover using vintage inspired fabric and fusible web. I had some requests for me to share how I used the fusible web to directly fuse the fabric onto the front of the dresser drawers... I have to say it is extremely simple!!
I bought Heat'n Bond Ultrahold fusible web. It is designed for no-sew projects and offers a little more body to the fabric than a regular web. I decided to give this tray a makeover by painting it and replacing the print. I started by cutting a piece of fabric and a piece of fusible web a few inches larger than the final size I wanted.
After pressing the fabric, to get rid of wrinkles, fuse the web onto the back of the fabric (rough side of paper backed web against the back of the fabric). It only takes two seconds with the iron set on wool. Do not spend more than two or three seconds on it, or the glue will start melting! Let cool for a few seconds and peel the paper from the fabric. The fabric will now have a shiny back. This is the time when I cut to the exact size I need.
Place the fabric on whatever piece you want to cover and press for about 8-10 seconds. Make sure to cover all the areas. If it's a vintage or sensitive material, make sure to use a cloth in between. Always read the instructions that come with the fusible web, as they vary according to the brand!!!
You're done!! Didn't I tell you it was easy? Can't wait to see what you do...
I thought I would share a few cool things I have found on my last thrifting trips (and a few came from Monticello...)!! This adorable lamp was found at the GW outlet, and I couldn't believe it was still there...
As always, I can't resist some great fabric, be it curtains, pillows, or even velvet... I love every single piece!!
This will be a great addition to my boudoir doll collection. I blame Cindy, the Queen of Tarte, for introducing me to these dolls... She created a monster!!
After having admired birdcages for so long, I finally bought my first one!!!!
I looooove this adorable vintage laundry bag, the fabric is gorgeous!!!
But my favorite purchase was by far this awesome pink gym locker shelf I got from my sweet friend Sue, from Bella Shabby and a fellow dealer at Monticello!!! She had found 5 (five!) of these at an estate sale, so I asked (begged!) if she would sell me one, and she did!! I will be using it for displaying linens and pillows at Monticello and at shows... Isn't this the coolest piece ever? I will be back soon with more to share!!