Friday, August 10, 2012

Canvas Paintings

For those of you who are on Pinterest, you know that canvas prints or DIY canvas paintings are all the rage. I jumped on the bandwagon this week and we did two different canvas projects for our house. 

The first one is for Lexi's room. I've loved this verse since I first heard it while we were trying to get pregnant with Lexi. I've been trying to figure out how to incorporate it into Lexi's room. Once I saw some DIY posts on how to make your own canvas print, I decided that was the perfect solution. 

I started by putting some stick-on letters on an 11x14 canvas. 

Then I painted over it with my base color. This picture was after one coat. I did a second one after this.

After both coats dried, I peeled the letters off. The paint bled more than I had hoped.

I took a small paintbrush and a contrasting color and painted the letters.

I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. It's not perfect, but I'm not very crafty so I'm proud of it. And I think it looks perfect in her room!

While I was working on Lexi's canvas, Jax was working on some canvases for his room. It was the same idea as Lexi's, but I used painters tape instead. I put each letter of his name on a different canvas, then let him paint away in colors that match his room. I peeled the tape off and they were done. 

I think they turned out pretty cute too! And I'm extra happy because that big, empty wall was driving me nuts! It's still a big wall that doesn't have a lot on it, but at least it's not completely empty anymore!


  1. I love that you let him paint his own letters! What a great idea! And they look amazing!

  2. C.U.T.E.

    definitely going to do this soon!!! Adorable. :))

  3. Those are so cute!! I've been wanting to do the painters tape canvas with my boys but can't think of the right words to use. Their names are way too long to do. :)