Wednesday, May 18, 2011

A Large Canvas was needed!

 My daughter moved into a new apartment a couple of weeks ago.  She had a bare wall that needed a large something. She liked this one below from Cost Plus World Market.  Find it here.  Needless to say I love her but the price was a little really high at a whopping $199.00. 

I did have a canvas that the store I volunteer at (Treasures Resale Consignment store in Roswell, Ga) had given me it was 36X48 and had an awful picture on it.  I said "I think I can make something with it for you sweetie".

So I did..............

 She hung it and said "Its perfect"  What more could a Mom want?

 Here it is hanging in her Apartment

Notice the pillow on the couch, the picture was to go with it.   The two walls that you can not see are painted the more olive/gold color in the pillow.    

I do believe her dog approves as well.  That is his favorite spot in the whole place.

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  1. Connie, you did a great job on that. It looks so good. Her little dog is so cute. Thanks for joining again.

  2. Yay!! Thank you so much it turned out gorgeous!! xoxo

  3. What a fabulous job! And the price was certainly right. I have happily just become your latest friend and follower. Hope you might consider same.

  4. ok...that is totally cool....and I like your version even better!

    way to go mom!

  5. Could you describe how you layered the colors or whatever you did?

  6. Yes D I would love to. I took the color of her accent wall and another green color close to it and thinned them down with water to make a wash. The canvas was white, I sat it up on end and washed the colors down from top to bottom. then added some in the middle and used a spray bottle of water to make it even more watery so it would run and blend. I let that dry. Then I took the brocade stencil I had and stenciled over the top of that with the darker color. I did not cover the complete stencil with paint and I did it softer in some areas to make it not too distinct. Hope this helps. :)

  7. Thanks so much! It's awesome! Did you make the stencil from the pillow or find it somewhere? I'm sure your daughter was thrilled.


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