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!