This year I wanted to give something to the Love of my life that WOULDN'T get eaten, WOULDN'T take him a month to read through (a journal, those fill-in-the-blank books, etc.), and WOULDN'T be stored in a box never to be seen again. My Darling is hugely invested in decorating our home. Making our house a home is a team effort in every way, which I absolutely love. I thought of giving him a gift that would remind him every day of how much I love him. Soooooooo....I chose one of my favorite quotes and created an art piece for our master bedroom.
Our spa-inspired master bedroom has a HUGE bare wall in need of some coverup. I had bought this frame at Hobby Lobby for about $20 a couple years ago and never found a use for it. It's the exact wood finish and style of our bedroom furniture.
For the canvas, I used painter's drop cloth. The stenciling required a lot of time and a steady hand. I printed off the words onto paper and actually cut out each word, creating stencils. I used the frame as a guide and traced the words onto the drop cloth. Using black interior paint (I bought a sample jar a while back and it has gone a long way), I filled in the words using #3 and #0 paint brushes.
Apologies for not taking step-by-step pictures. I really wasn't thinking about snapshots as my legs were falling asleep while sitting hunched over and cross-legged. BTW, my neck is actually still sore from this project. I really love my husband : )
I did take this shot of the project while it was still on the floor. I hadn't even trimmed off the extra material yet.
To attach the canvas to the frame, I used a staple gun pulling the canvas taught but being careful not to distort the lettering by pulling too hard.
Last thing to do is attach a picture hanger and then hide it in my craft room where prying eyes won't find it. I plan on hanging two DIY canvas photos as well. Post on that project to follow. Hope he likes it!
Linking to these parties:
Blue Cricket Design
Skip to My Lou
Making the World Cuter