The projects I’m sharing today are achieved the same way I did the Steelers wall logo in our office and my Illuminated Canvas at Christmas time last year. It’s a great way to get some large scale artwork to fill a space quickly and easily.
For this easy DIY home project, I needed two pieces of art to fill some empty space in the kitchen and at the top of the stairs.
For the kitchen, I purchased this embroidery design from Urban Threads. It was exactly what I wanted for our kitchen and, once purchased for only $1, I could download it in a PDF form.
I printed out the PDF onto a transparency and put it aside until I was ready to transfer it to the canvas.
However, the first step was to paint the base coat onto the canvas. I had a left over 24″ x 30″ canvas from Ollie’s (only $8.99!) that I painted with some leftover paint from the pantry door.
Then, I took my projector and projected the image onto the canvas. Using a white paint pen, I copied the image onto the canvas.
Here’s the finished product:
Next, on to the art for the top of the stairs…
I had previously purchased this vintage bicycle silhouette from Silhouette’s website but had yet to use it. Now, since I needed a large vertical image, I decided that this was the perfect time to use it!
Using the same basic steps from the first project, I printed out the image onto a transparency and set up my projector.
The problem was that I needed to fill a space that is fairly large. I needed to come up with a creative solution to create a canvas that large, because there was no way I was going to find one at my local craft store.
That’s when I remembered that I had some canvas stretcher bars in my craft stash (because, who doesn’t?) that were 4′ x 5′. I had intended to use them to create a fabric headboard, but never got around to it. Perfect!
Now, I just needed some fabric to cover it. So, I went to Lowe’s and picked up a 6′ x 9′ canvas drop cloth.
Now, for the cost of just a drop cloth ($11), I had a really large canvas to work with.
Using my projector and some black paint, I transferred the image to the canvas and… voila!
This one is more just a temporary solution until I feel like changing it or adding something else to this wall. However, for now, I like it.
Hope you all have a great first day of fall!