Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Unconventional Uses for a Dress

I went to Goodwill this past weekend and have quite a few good finds to share! But today I want to focus on one particular item I purchased, because it's a little unconventional. I purchased this boxy, seemingly homemade dress/nightgown type thing:

The first time I spotted this on the racks I didn't even give it a second glance. I loved the print but it was just ridiculous, and the fabric was an odd texture and slightly sheer so it wasn't something I'd invest in as an alteration project. But I went back to it later and came to the realization that it could be used for a rather unconventional DIY project...conversion from a dress to wall decor!
Basically I cut out squares to match the size of some square canvases I had lying around, taped the fabric to the back of the canvas with scotch tape, and was done!

Supplies used? Some scotch tape, a dysfunctional goodwill dress ($4), and 4 square canvases (~$8). 

So only $12 for some super cute interior decor!

I've seen so many cool patterned but awful looking dresses at Goodwill before. Now I know to buy them and make use of them! 

The best part is, I can easily take the fabric off if I ever need the canvas or want to switch it up. I even left some of them still in the plastic packaging underneath the fabric covering. 


  1. This is ingenious! I'm definitely going to try this once I get my own place! I love your resourcefulness and creativity!

  2. Awesome idea, would have never thought of that before!

  3. great interior DIY! :))

    really creative


  4. how cool is this?! it's such a pretty print! :D

    <3, Mimi
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  5. Great idea! They look wonderful on the wall!


  6. That is such a brilliant idea!! They came out really pretty!!

  7. Okay, seriously brilliant. I love this!

  8. That is such a great idea! Dis u find the canvases at goodwill?