Thursday, June 24, 2010

Canvas Lovin!

I just wanted to share with you a couple of canvas projects I've created.
Canvas is a budget friendly decorating solution & who doesn't love that.
This first project is my answer to NO headboard. When I was first married I was given my grandmothers bedroom furniture. It is lovely & old. The headboard was for a Full size bed. I guess back in the day they used to like to snuggle upclose. NOT I - don't get me wrong I love the hubby but I need my space when I sleep. I need King-size space. Thus the need for a headboard solution. Enter fabric covered canvas boards.
I'm sure you can figure this out but I just pulled the fabric tight and used my staple gun on the backside to make it secure.
Easy Peasy!

You will notice my hideous paneled wall here. Well, someday when my money train comes in that will be gone. Until that day let's try to pretend it isn't there. My gorgeous and talented sister Amy took these pictures of my darling kiddos for me. I didn't want anything to take away from them - ie: frames. Having things printed on canvas is pricey - you know this.
So, with my Jo-Annas 40% off coupons in hand I set out to buy some canvas boards in various sizes. First I painted all the sides and a bit of the front outer edge with black craft paint. Then after that was good and dry I covered the top of the canvas with mod-podge and situated my photo on top of that. Now you could put a nice layer of mod-podge on top of your photos but I didn't. That's it! VOILA!

Hope that money train comes soon - looks like my camera needs replaced too!
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  1. Nice work Jen. I haven't seen the photos on canvas before and it looks wonderful. The colors in the photo along with your paneled wall actually make it look hip and retro. You might want to wait to take that paneling off after all :-)

  2. I love those pictures. I am probably going to do this the next time I get family pictures. So great.

  3. Hi Jen, Maka here from Makaz Home. Thanks for stopping by. Love these ideas. New follower.

  4. Great ideas with the canvas!! I love the combination of fabrics above your bed...and it would be so easy to swap them out for a fresh look!

  5. i love the headboard alternative. esp since we lack a bed frame or headboard, that seems like a cute easy solution.

  6. I am so excited to see this post!!! I'm in the process of turning my baby's room into a big boy room :( and was trying to figure out an inexpensive way to make canvas photos. It looks great! :)

  7. How did you make the canvas? What did you print the photos on?