Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Your Next Craft Project

Last month I changed offices and now have a much nicer, larger office to work from. With the new location also came the feeling of wanting to redecorate and I knew what was going to be my inspiration.  I took this picture when I was in Fredericksburg and have been in love with it ever since.

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I mean, it's turquoise, distressed and the prefect blend of shabby chic. What's not to love?! The thing is, I didn't just want the picture in my office. I wanted a gallery-wrapped canvas print of this picture so it would truly be the star.

Well, looky what I hung up today:
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My first gallery-wrapped print!

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Would you believe though, that this fancy print cost me absolutely nothing? Yep. NADA. Here's how:

I used my $25 credit from Shutterfly (for previously blogging on another location about my great experience with them to get Christmas cards) to purchase a 16 x 20 print, along with severl 8x10's,5x7's and other pictures I've been meaning to get printed. I then found an old canvas lying around my house that had seen better days. I painted the edges black and then mod podged the heck out of the print onto the canvas.

See?

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I let it dry overnight and then, viola! My own gallery-wrapped canvas print!  When I carried it into my office today, one of my coworkers seriously thought I bought the print somewhere. That's a nice enough compliment for me!

I love that the mod podge and texture of the canvas really show through, making it seem even more authentic!

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I am now walking around every room in my house saying, "Yep! I need a canvas there! Ooo, and one there!  Oh but don't forget that spot!"  Hope you have fun gallery-wrapping your house!


{if you were to make this and didn't have a $25 credit to use, I think it would cost anywhere from $10-$20, depending on the size you created. I saw 11x14 prints for around $6-8 and 16x20's from $5-$17, depending on where you order it. Shutterfly had good quality for my print and Sam's also does a good job. If you have a really nice professional print, you may want to find an online store to use that will have a higher resolution and make for a nicer picture. You can then find canvas for cheap at Hobby Lobby and mod podge to your hearts desire! Enjoy!}


I'm linking up with Shanty2Chic for I made it without my hubby! Check out some great projects over there!




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11 comments:

  1. That looks GREAT! Love it! Hmm, giving me ideas...

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  2. That is absolutely genius. And that picture was already gorgeous, but the larger size just makes it all the more stunning. Nicely done!

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  3. wow! i would have never thought of that-love the picture and it looks great

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  4. Great idea! I'll have to try this very soon. ~Merrilee

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  5. wow! i would have NEVER thought that you made that canvas yourself! it looks awesome! wonderful job!

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  6. LOVE! LOVE! LOVE! Thank you for sharing!

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  7. Love it! YOu did a fabulous job. I love the picture!
    www.karismaheartsavannah.blogspot.com

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  8. LOVE that!!! What a great pic!
    ~Whitney

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  9. Spotted you on the link up over at Shanty2Chic. So creative!
    I'm having an obsession with Mod Poge these days...guess I didn't get enough of it as kid..he he
    Love that shot and I probably know right where it's at ; )
    Interested in selling a copy? ~ Lisa

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  10. so neat,, i love the colors in your picture.

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  11. I absolutely love this picture and I love this project! It looks incredible!!! Adding this to my list!

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