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Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Canvas Prints

Ever since we moved into our house I have been looking for art to hang above our bed in the master bedroom. I had a framed quote above the bed, but we took it down when we realized we had a frame hanging in the room with the same quote: "Love forgives all things, endures all things...." A while back I was shopping for fabric for living room pillows and I absolutely fell in love with one print. It is white, black, gray, gold and purple. I wasn't sure about how my husband would react since we have sort of an agreement about floral things, but the boldness of this pattern means it doesn't scream female.

So, I went about making my own frames to stretch the fabric around and create canvas panels. The pictures are pretty self explanatory so I won't editorialize much.

wood (I used 3 pieces of 1x2x6 for two 19x19 frames)
wood screws
measuring tape
staple gun

Make sure all pieces are the same length or you won't have an even square

This is when I used a drill to make the holes for the wood screws

Cut enough fabric so it will wrap around the wood and can be stapled in the back

I wrapped the edges like a present so it looks clean


Stevie @ MooreBabies said...

Pretty impressive shay!

Eunora said...

This is great! So simple and yet so perfect! I love that with the simplicity comes the ability to make and change them for variety. Great idea!

Jess@Balancing The Dream said...

great way to make trendy artwork!! I love the fabric!

Geneva said...

Oh Wow! Those turned out very nice... thank you for sharing how you did it! Very Inspiring!

Kim @ The Sasse Life said...

I love how you made the canvas yourself. I would love for you to link up to
new follower,

Ann said...

I feel in love with that fabirc too! The colors are wonderful. I have a swatch of it and was going to make a pillow, but your idea is great!

Sally said...

This is such a great way to have custom art work in your home. Thanks for showing how you made the frames. I think I can do that. I'm in need of a large something in the dinning room and I think the fabric idea is just the thing.

Katie said...

I LOVE this fabric too!! I found it awhile back and I let it sit until I found just the right use for it. I stuck mine in the back of an old window sash and put it over my daughters bed. It was one of my first posts :o)

I love this idea too. I may have to go back and shop for some more fabric!

You don't have to, but if you want to see where I used it...

I'll be following you now :o)

Allison @ House of Hepworths said...

Great tutorial! And also pretty fabric. Love it.