Monday, February 22, 2010


Wow! Thanks so much to all of you for your ideas and suggestions on my hutch. There were some really terrific ideas that will be hard to choose from.

Want to share a quick little project with you this morning. It's most certainly an idea you've seen many, many times in blogland. But I felt this "scaled-down" version was worth presenting!

In our family room, we really lack wall space. As a matter of fact, we have only one full, "unbroken" wall in the room. The other walls are chopped up by a bay window, half wall and pocket doors leading into the living room.

Hey look! There's that unfinished chair! No worries. That chair and I are spending some much needed quality time together today!

As you can see by the picture, I had a little space in between the bookcase and TV where I feel just a little something (where the canvases are now) was needed. It bothered me there was absolutely nothing on that wall itself, besides the furniture pieces.

So, I grabbed some 6-inch square canvases, painted the sides black and a bit of the fronts. I cut some really pretty, coordinating scrabooking papers slightly smaller than the canvases. I also inked the edges of the paper before I adhered them to the canvas just so there'd be a nice transition from the papers to the painted canvas. I used Mod Podge to glue the papers down, and also coated the entire canvases with them.

After everything was dry, I screwed eye hooks into the canvases and connected them with hemp string to create a vertical "piece of art".

Just a little time, a little money spent on the canvases and hardware, and a little art project was created to fill a small, awkward space.

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Darlene said...

Morning Carla,

I LOVE your wall art. It turned out great for that small space. Hope you have a WONDERFUL Monday.♥

Paula said...

those are so cute! I can see a monogram in the center an my letters! lol:)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love the idea of using scrapbook papers to make wall art! There really is no limit as to what patterns, designs or colors you can use.

CARLA said...

Oooo, Paula . . . I like that monogram idea! That might another small canvas project - a try set of monogramed letters representing my boys!

Thanks for the great idea!

Kathleen said...

Those really turned out lovely!
Just stopping by on the Make Your Monday blog hop.
Have a great week,

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