When Chelsea, the blogger behind Pinterior Designer, asked me to participate in a Blogger Pattern Challenge, I was ecstatic! I immediately knew what project I wanted to tackle! This is one of those projects that I have been wanting to do for quite some time, but never got around to it. This challenge is just what I needed to kick it in gear! So, thank you Chelsea! And thank you for inviting me to participate!
My mother in law gave me this large canvas painting a few years ago when she remodeled her house, and it sat in my basement collecting dust until just a few days ago. I knew at the time it could be something great, I just wasn't so sure what that would be.
While on a random Walmart trip I stumbled across some awesome printed burlap material, and knew immediately what I would do with it. This would be the perfect covering for my canvas.
I began by laying the burlap face down on the floor and plopping the canvas face down right on top of it. I used the canvas as my guide to cut the burlap. I left about 2 to 3 inches around the edges to allow for securing the burlap to the canvas.
Next I began securing the burlap to the canvas using a staple gun. I stapled one complete side, and then the parallel side.
Next I stapled the corners. This was pretty much trial and error folding until I got it where I thought it looked pretty good. Once I was happy with the fold, I stapled it in place.
Then I stapled the two remaining sides and ended up with this:
The next step was to secure pieces of ribbon to the canvas to allow for hanging photos, kid's drawings, notes, etc. This was easy as well. I simply stapled each end of the ribbon to the back of the canvas. I just sort of eye-balled where I wanted them to go.
As for hanging the various photos on the canvas, I chose regular clothes pins. I'm still thinking of how I want to jazz them up.
So, there you have it. A fun way to display your family photos! Or anything else you may choose!
Here is a look back at the canvas before and now.
Be sure to visit the other bloggers who participated in this month's pattern challenge to see some really neat projects!
Grace Lee Cottage, Cute Kid, Ugly House, La Vita DiBella, Retro Ranch Renovation, Country Mouse Tales, Pinterior Designer, Sweet Paper Treats , Lemon Drop Life
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