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Before & After: Fabric Covered Typewriter

by Grace Bonney

Today’s first before & after makeover is one that I never would have thought to try, but I love the results! Portland’s Cori Kindred wanted to give her vintage typewriter a facelift so she covered it in a beautiful floral fabric. She started by cutting a piece of fabric a few inches larger than the portion of the typewriter that would be covered. (She used “Rosette” from Fabric Traditions, found at Joann Fabrics). Then she glued a little bit at a time (using a small paintbrush and an acrylic gel medium), cutting as she went to remove any excess. The angles and details were difficult, but Cori loves how it turned out- and so do I! I know some people prefer to leave vintage pieces in their original state, but I love how fun this feels, while still being totally functional. Thanks so much to Cori for sharing with us! xo, grace

[Cori’s got some new rock collection mixed media pieces in her shop if you need any handmade gift ideas for the holidays!]


More images of Cori’s ‘new’ typewriter after the jump!





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