So, I tend to be VERY traditional in my decorating. I am drawn to classic lines and colors with lots of symmetry. And I've discovered something recently...this style can be extremely boring and predictable. I don't want that. I want a little fun and funk mixed in with the traditional. So I'm trying to add elements here and there to spice things up a bit. I wanted a big piece of art to go over my couch and could not find anything I really liked. Plus, anything that big tends to be very spendy! What's a thrifty girl to do? Well, she thought and she thunk and finally came up with the perfect solution.
This is a 30 x 40 blank canvas from Hobby Lobby (40% off coupon was used, of course). It took 1 yard of 52" decorator fabric to cover this huge thing. I did splurge on the fabric. I looked everywhere for something with the right colors and a fun pattern, and wouldn't you know it? The only one I was drawn to was full price. But that's ok. A picture or wall hanging this big would have cost me well over $100. Even with the splurge of $22 a yard, I still came out way cheaper. And I like it better than anything I found in the stores.
This is an EXTREMELY easy project to do. Plus, you've got a good excuse to buy that staple gun you've had your eye on. Stretch your fabric good and tight and start stapling. I did the top and bottom first and then folded in the sides and stapled them last. Now, my fabric was very forgiving because of the funky pattern. If you have something with stripes or a picture on it, you need to center your fabric on the front and then flip it over to staple.
So, if you're in the market for a fresh and funky wall hanging...go for it. Have fun with this. They sell all sizes and shapes of canvas boards. You could do one large one like I did, or you could do a set of three with mismatched but coordinating fabrics in a grouping. The possibilities are endless. Use that imagination of yours and run with it!