Pink and Black Parisian Message Board
I found this frame curbside and once again I forgot to get a before photo. I'm sure all of you have seen a frame like this one before...offwhite and gold. I gave it a quick coat of black glossy spray paint.
I wasn't able to use my favorite tool ( a staple gun) because of the thickness so I used my second favorite (a glue gun) to attach the fabric to a piece of foam core board that was covered with several pieces of thick , felt- like fabric. Be sure to cut the final, decorative fabric an inch or two bigger than the cutout. You'll need to wrap the final layer around the edge and glue on the back. This way you will hide all of the layers, you won't see the glue thru the fabric, and it gives it a more finished look.
For the trim pieces, I simply glued them on each end to the back. I glued vintage buttons at the criss cross to finish it off.
I found hot glue works great on fabric... no special glue needed.
(I have trim glued on chairs seats that have lasted for years.)