Total Basset Case: Easy Canvas Craft

Jan 23, 2011

Easy Canvas Craft

I have been on the hunt for something to put over our bed for a while now.  I recently came across this phrase that I fell in love with. 
(Not sure where I found this, sorry!)

The creative juices started flowing and I called my friend Maggie, (who has completed similar projects to perfection before), got some tips and headed to Hobby Lobby!

First I figured out what size canvas would be best over our bed and decided on a 30"x40" one.
I knew I wanted to stick with a neutral color for the background but I have also been trying to incorporate another color into our room and decided on a light teal color.  I believe it is called seaspray and was exactly what I was looking for!

I painted the canvas a mushroom brown color and let it dry over night.

 Next I measured out the letters with stencils and made sure they were evenly spaced on the canvas.
I taped the stencils down, grabbed my foam brush and got to painting! 

Here is the final product!
I really like the way it turned out.  And it doesnt (surprisingly) bother me that some of the paint went outside the stencil lines. I like that it seems a little rustic, that its not totally perfect and especially that its homemade :)
More pictures of the bedroom to come once I finish my next project! 


Bethany said...

It looks AMAZING! I can hire you?

Unknown said...

good job!!! i love it :)