Friday, May 22, 2015

Canvas Art Display Boards

We are finished with school {mostly, one is still finishing Math!} around here and are enjoying slower mornings. My favorite breakfast lately is homemade granola and it is even better eaten on the screened porch!

One morning, some canvases {also on the porch} caught my eye and were just calling to me! A friend moving recently gave me these two large thrifted canvases and I had thought we'd paint them and do an art project on them but then I thought of all the artwork I am handed regularly that I don't really have a good place to display.

I had originally thought burlap and then walking through Hobby Lobby I spied this lovely gray with polka dots duck cloth that I just knew was perfect. I used  my 40% off coupon and there ya go!

I was feeling sorta sorry to whoever spent time and energy painting these canvases. But, then I didn't feel too bad and wanted to make them more "me." Covering the canvas was really pretty easy - just smooth your fabric out and use a heavy duty stapler to attach to the wood framing.

Rachel was my helper - she went behind each of my staples and hammered it in just make sure it was all the way in there!

Then it was fun to add this rainbow cheeriness!! I did not measure {as usual} but just did the top one first, the the lowest one next and then kept trying to make them look even. Once I finished one board, I used it as a guide for matching up the measurements on my second one.

And, then a few small clothespins and all set! This took me about an hour to make, photograph and hang both boards.

Goodness, now I need to clean off my kitchen table obviously! :)


Unknown said...

Oh how cute! Christina

Wendi said...

Cute! I like the happy ribbon you used. I didn't even notice your table. I did notice mine and the counters this morning. I had the same thought that I really need to do some cleaning. Sometimes living life is more important then cleaning. :)

Blissful & Domestic said...

So cute! Hooray for being done with school. We're year round homeschoolers. We're just coming off a three week break and are getting back into our summer learning :) Enjoy the down time. It's the best! said...

Great idea!

Shelby said...

Cute idea, I always wonder what I should do with all the kids art work. Love this:)

Bevy @ Treasured Up and Pondered said...

sweet idea... good eye!!

Elise said...

Such a cute idea!