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!