Friday, June 4, 2010

Hideaway Canvas

I'm majorly nesting right now. Unfortunately, and my husband would agree, it's not in a baby productive way. Baby #2 will be here soon and we're far from turning the guest/craft room into Isaac's big boy room. This is one of those not baby important projects.

Here's what I made using:

8x10 canvas (4)
scrapbook paper
craft paint
mod podge

What do you think? For what purpose, you ask? Well.......peek-a-boo! Oh, I've always hated the thermostat being right there, in the middle of the entry way wall. I mean, who thinks to put it in the most inconvenient spot ever? So after much thinking of ideas, and waiting for the right sales and coupons, I'm pretty happy with what turned out.

The instructions are pretty easy:

  1. Paint the border of the canvas and some overlapping the top.
  2. Measure and cut the paper about 1/2 centimeter less than the canvas
  3. Glue on using mod podge
  4. Finish with coat of mod podge.
See, super easy. Here are some close ups: I really loved the paper I was able to find.And of course, here's the money rundown:
  • paint: already had
  • mod podge: already had
  • paper: 2 at .59 and 2 at .99
  • canvas: 2 pack on sale for 3.60
PLUS, I had a coupon for 20% off the entire purchase including sale items! So it ended up being only about $8 for this project! And for the husband, that makes this project all the better, even if it's not baby productive.


Daphne said...

Hello! I'm following your blog now from Women Who Do It All. I've already taken a look around your blog and have gotten some great ideas! Hope you've had a great weekend!

Amie said...

Found your blog on Follow Friends Sunday. LOVE this idea, so creative and beautiful!

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

THIS is very cool! Good job and very pretty!
Happy follow Sunday!
Following your blog and would love for you to say hi and follow me.
Gros bisous

Anonymous said...

I have a friend who's done something similar; she attached a hinge to one side of the canvas on the back, and a magnet strip on the other. Attach the hinge to the wall, add another magnet strip on the wall the meet with the one on the canvas, and the canvas now opens and closes like a door! I've always thought it was really cool.

Tink said...

Hi I just found your blog. Love your ideas,especially this one to cover the thermostat. My question is, doesn't it interfere with the way the heating system works.


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