Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Photo Canvasses {DIY Art}

It's Day 2 of the 31-Day challenge! My topic of choice is Easy, DIY Art for Your Home!

In my most recent living room tour, I showed you this series of canvasses I have had in my home for about 10 years--that's right, they were something I brought with me to this marriage! I still love them and find they work best grouped together.

To make these canvasses, I chose five of my favorite pictures I took on a trip to Europe in 2003. I printed these shots at home in 8 X 10 and stuck them down on freshly-painted canvasses. The wet paint acted like glue, holding the photo in place. It didn't wrinkle the photo either, as it was on heavy photo paper.

Next, I painted a border around the prints, then put stickers under the pictures to label where the shot was taken. Black paint on the outside edge frames the canvasses.

I got the canvases on sale at Michael's and the paint was a friend's leftovers after she painted her living room, so the whole project was pretty inexpensive for the impact.

Minus the trip to Europe, of course.

I hope you're enjoying this series! 


  1. The more I looked at this, the cooler it is. And your room looks so cozy and inviting! I have to travel over there sometime this fall for a meeting (we do all the grad education for the union's teachers, at UC), and would love to see you!

    1. We'd love to see you! How exciting! Let me know when you'll be coming. Thanks for the high five on the cozy house and DIY art!

  2. That's a cute - and simple - idea. Nice color choice for your canvas, too!

    1. Glad you like it, Kristen! Thanks for taking the time to comment!



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