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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.

Supplies:
wood (I used 3 pieces of 1x2x6 for two 19x19 frames)
saw
wood screws
screwdriver/drill
measuring tape
fabric
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



9 comments:

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 http://www.thesasselife.com/2011/09/link-party-5.html.
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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...

http://creativeoutletsofathriftymindedmomma.blogspot.com/2011/09/how-much-is-that-fabric-in-window.html

I'll be following you now :o)

Allison @ House of Hepworths said...

Great tutorial! And also pretty fabric. Love it.