Today, I’m back with another project from my guest room re-do — which is almost done! yay! After moving the bed to a different wall, I was left with a lot of blank wall space to fill. I had seen the some stretch canvas projects on Pinterest and wanted to make something similar. Most of them used four canvases covered in fabric with L, O, V, E spelled out — one on each canvas — in buttons. But, love… in a guest room? It didn’t seem to fit. So, I changed it to home, and I like it much better. Also, I don’t have the patience for buttons, so I used wooden letters.
I had all my fabric on hand from my fabric stash (or hoard.. whatever) and leftovers from design school projects. I purchased the letters at Hobby Lobby (13.5″ high letters — $3.49 each) and the canvases came from Ollie’s. They were $3.99 each. Ollie’s and Big Lots are surprisingly affordable places to get canvases and some art supplies (if you’re lucky).
The first step was to paint those letters. I used this Krylon spray paint in gloss khaki.
While those were drying, I started covering my canvases with fabric. The process is simple — just cut your fabric to size, stretch it around the canvas, and staple.
Once the canvases were covered and the letters were dry, you can start positioning and attaching the letters to the canvases. I used E-6000 and a little vinyl flooring tape for a extra stickiness. I always overload when it comes to adhesive. The weight of your letters will determine what adhesive would be best for you if you try this project.
Once your adhesive is dry, you can hang them on the wall. I used my level as a spacer to make sure the spacing between them was consistent. Here’s the finished product in the room!
I hope you’ll visit next week to see the tour of the finished guest room!! Have a great weekend!