Between watching football on Saturday, we rearranged our living room. I was really happy with the new furniture setup, but I was left with a blank wall above our loveseat.
So where do I turn for decorating ideas?
That’s right, Pinterest.
I had pictures taken of Trenton and Charlotte two years ago when we were back in Texas, and I had always meant to have canvases made out of a couple of the images.
But I never got around to it.
Insert Pinterest, and I found a perfect tutorial for DIY canvases.
I was out the door to buy supplies as soon as the clock hit zero in the Aggies v. SHSU game (anyone else looking forward to A&M v. Alabama this week?).
I picked up canvases at Michael’s (40% off last week; this week they are buy one get one free), along with some burnt umber canvas paint. I already had Mod Podge and foam brushes at home. Then I went to Wal-Mart to pick up my pictures.
I got home and got right to work after telling the kids goodnight.
After spreading a layer of mod podge on the canvases and sticking the photos on top of them, I went and grabbed a shower. By the time I was done, the mod podge had set, and I was ready to put a coat of mod podge on top of the prints.
I left them overnight, and yesterday painted the sides of the canvases with the burnt umber canvas paint. By last night, my new canvases were ready to be hung on the wall.
I’m really happy with how they turned out. Especially since the entire project cost me less than $30!