Much Better

by HEAB on June 28, 2011

I had one of my favorite photos from Summer’s 4-month photo shoot made into a canvas print, but it looked so lost on our living room wall.


I thought some smaller canvas prints would look great along either side, but I was having a hard time finding an online site that would do 8×10 canvas prints. Also, I didn’t want to spend a lot of money. Then I remembered Young House Love’s wall art project and immediately drove to Michael’s for some supplies. I also ordered two 8×10 prints of photos I’d taken recently.

At Michael’s, I purchased two 8×10 canvases, a bottle of Liquitex Matte Varnish (half-off with my coupon from Michael’s website), and a small can of black spray paint. With help from Einstein, I painted the canvases black as I wanted the edges to match the print already on our wall.


When my photos arrived a couple of days later, I realized that they were a little larger than the canvases. So, I carefully measured and trimmed them down to size. Next up, I painted each canvas and the back of each photo with a thin layer of matte varnish, placed the photos on the canvases, and smoothed them out with a soft cloth.


After allowing the varnish to set overnight, I then hung the canvases on the wall.


Much better, don’t you think?

Walking by that wall makes me so happy now. :)

P.S. Winner of the Crimson Cup coffee giveaway is Sara. Congrats Sara. I’ve sent you an email.