Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Canvas Pictures On A Budget




Last week I painted Brady's room.
I still have half a wall left to paint.  It's the wall where Brady's growth chart is.  I have the chart taped off, and I think I'm just going to paint around it and then once the paint dries...transfer the chart over. 



I've been looking at canvas pictures.  I'd really like to put a few on the wall where Brady's bed will be.  I checked out four different places/sites for a 16x20 picture and the cheapest one was $80.00.  So, since that isn't in my budget, I looked into printing my own picture and checked around for some canvas.  When I found a canvas board at our local craft store for $6.35 I knew I was heading in the right direction!  I had my 16x20 picture printed at Walmart for $13.63.





I put mod podge (in matte) on the board first and then on the back of my picture.  Then I placed the picture on the board and smoothed it out.  I decided to do half my picture at a time since it is so big.  I put the glue over half of my picture and then put a sheet of wax paper over it to smooth out the air bubbles.  I then did the other half.







The picture looks all milky until the glue dries.  It took about 4 hours to dry.  I then removed the wax paper. 




It's not perfect by any means...but I am thrilled with it!
I plan to make 2 or 3 more.  One picture cost me less than $20.00.
Is that a deal or what?!  Brady hasn't seen it yet. 
I want him to wait until the room is completely finished before he checks it out.  He looked a little concerned when I told him I was decorating his room with zoo animals!



~Kerri



 

31 comments:

Cindy said...

(before I forget...that first picture of Brady in your header cracks me up every time I come here...I don't know him, but it seems to be such a "brady' picture!!)
Kerri, what a super idea! I love how it came out. I can't wait to see the finished room...with or without the zoo animals!!:0
have a happy day

Nicolle said...

Your canvas looks great. I would love to have a couple of Boyd as well, but you are right, they are expensive to buy. Maybe I will try making them too?! Great idea.

Gabe said...

He wasn't excited about zoo animals?? Why ever not??

I want to do the same thing around here, not sure I will ever get to it.. .

Traci said...

Wow! I love it!!

Kris said...

You are brilliant! I want to rush out and do some too!!! Gennifer did just get a wonderful price on a canvas done of the girls from our local Sam's! So nice, and cheap!

Muffy's Marks said...

Great idea, I can't wait to try it.

Genn said...

Wow that is a great deal! and it looks fantastic!!! Way to be creative.

Cindy said...

Love it! I'm going to add it to my list of projects (which keeps growing)! Love black and whites, too...

Casey said...

FYI, you've just been pinned...... =)

yaya said...

What a wonderful idea and the results look so good! This project would make a wonderful gift. I'm sure it could be done in smaller versions too. Thanks for the idea..BTW..a friend at work did the 3 day diet and she and her daughter lost 5lbs each! I haven't tried it yet, but I think I'm going to give it a go this weekend...

Susan said...

I love it!!!

Megan said...

Too cute and I am always a fan of DIY! Can't wait to see the finished room!

KERRY said...

Hi Kerri! I'm popping over from Cindy's cute little blog and wanted to say hi! I love this idea, thanks for the inspiration! I bet your son will love it :)
Have a great day!!

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sloan said...

omg that canvas came out GREAT, kerri - i love it!! hoping you'll do a big 'room reveal' post soon - can't wait to see it all put together!!

Holly said...

I LOVE it!!

Yesterday I was zooming right along on Pinterest and this shot caught my eye... I was like, "that's Brady!!"-- and then I realized Casey had pinned you!!

so... as long as Brady isn't on Pinterest, your secret should be safe!! ;)

Misty said...

I love it!! I want to do that in my house. I love the zoo animals comment too!! Gotta keep em on their toes.

Jenny said...

Oh Kerri, it is magnificent! Love it. Brady will be so excited. What a great idea, might steal it sometime.

Bonnie said...

These pictures are gorgeous!! I love how you created this. I never would have thought of it.

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Cherie said...

Yayyy for you that is a big project. I think I told you that we moved out markings on the wall over when we painted to. It's easy and so worth it to save all those precious markings!!

LOVE LOVE LOVE SOOOOO In LOVE with the canvas picture you did. It turned out fantastic!!!

Andrea said...

You made it:) Thank you so very much for linking up to Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways:) I'm so happy to "meet" you! I am totally loving your blog and your posts! I really hope you make Frugal Days, Sustainable Ways a part of your Wednesdays! And keep the great posts comin'
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Seizing My Day said...

I LOVE it!! Hi Kerri! ;) so you waited for the whole thing to dry before you removed the wax paper? yikes... I am terrified to try it ... but is sounds like my kinda project! ;) My kiddos learned tennis this Fall! we will get them playing more when warm weather greets us again... in 6 months! ha! I love your Fall pics... I need to poke around and see what I missed... blogging has taken a huge back seat to life these days! ;) *but I miss it... and you all... so I can't give it up!** ;)

Jill said...

What a great idea! Looks wonderful!! Can't wait to see the room all finished! Have a great night!

blessings,
jill

Bridget said...

What a neat idea!! Brady's going to love it :)

Stef said...

Okay, that is amazing. I need to do this with my family photo. I bet he is going to love it!

Jen said...

It looks amazing! way to go! Love that you scared him with "Zoo animals".

Val said...

Wow-you did such a great job!

Kim said...

That turned out great! I'm totally impressed. Can't wait to see the finished room.

I have been wanting to redo all of our bedrooms, but I get so bogged down with all the decisions and wanting things that aren't in the budget so I just never start. Boo.

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Genius! I pinned it :) Hope you can swing by and join my Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop.

Barclay Hurley said...

This is nice post.that's give a nice and amazing looking at canvas pictures.I am really happy to get it nice picture.I think canvas give a batter looks of nice picture.

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Kerri @OhMann! said...

Zoo animals - bwhaahaha!
Can't wait to see it all finished!

 
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