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.