Monday, January 30, 2012

Sneak Peek: {Hubby's} V-Tine Gift

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

Organize and Decorate Everything


Momma Hens Coop

Somewhat Simple


shabby creek cottage

Sumo's Sweet Stuff

The Girl Creative

Keeping It Simple

A Marvelous MessBecolorful

The Southern Institute


Today's Creative Blog


  1. I LOVE this!! I am making a frame "picture art" for Ryan, but NOT painting it...quilting some paper pieces together with the word LOVE on it...

  2. What a wondrful thing to do for your hubby. You should link it up to my NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAY party.


  3. I'm sure he'll love it. I think it's amazing.... great job!

  4. Awww, I know he will love it!! Great job!

  5. Such a great gift idea. Thanks for sharing this with us on Motivated Monday at BeColorful

  6. I love this. I am a new follower. I am looking for something to hang over our bed, well after we are married and I move into his house. We have this huge wall the bed is against and it is just so bare above the bed. I think I have found my inspiration. Thanks for sharing.


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