Wednesday, May 6, 2009

In other crafty news.....

A few weeks ago my friend and I decided to cover canvas. She and I both moved into a new house at about the same time near the end of the summer. I was tired of my walls looking bare.

This lemon wreath is not permanant. I had another wreath there and put it on my front door. I need to find one I like for in here. Anyway, I had seen covered canvases at Target for $50-$90. Then I saw the blank canvases on sale at Ben Franklin for 50% off. I bought the biggest one they had. It looked a lot bigger until I put it on the wall.

I stapled the fabric on with a staple gun. I folded the corners like you would a bed sheet when you are making the bed. It turned out to be a really cheap way to cover a bigger blank space. I like the way it turned out, but I'm not sure if I will keep it there. I may end up hanging it in the dining room above the plates you can see in the back there. I wanted something with more color for the family room but couldn't find something I loved that had a big print. Now... what to put above the couch in the family room?


Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

It is fun how simple but classic black and white is in decorating. I love that.

erica e said...

oh man! putting things on walls is so hard for me! not because of the holes. i don't worry about putting nail holes in the wall. i just can't decide on what looks good. i love this covered canvas idea though. fabric is the greatest isn't it?! there's so much you can do with it1