Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Blogger Pattern Challenge - A Fun Way to Display your Photos

When Chelsea, the blogger behind Pinterior Designer, asked me to participate in a Blogger Pattern Challenge, I was ecstatic! I immediately knew what project I wanted to tackle! This is one of those projects that I have been wanting to do for quite some time, but never got around to it. This challenge is just what I needed to kick it in gear! So, thank you Chelsea! And thank you for inviting me to participate!


My mother in law gave me this large canvas painting a few years ago when she remodeled her house, and it sat in my basement collecting dust until just a few days ago.  I knew at the time it could be something great, I just wasn't so sure what that would be.



While on a random Walmart trip I stumbled across some awesome printed burlap material, and knew immediately what I would do with it.  This would be the perfect covering for my canvas. 


I began by laying the burlap face down on the floor and plopping the canvas face down right on top of it. I used the canvas as my guide to cut the burlap. I left about 2 to 3 inches around the edges to allow for securing the burlap to the canvas.


Next I began securing the burlap to the canvas using a staple gun. I stapled one complete side, and then the parallel side.


Next I stapled the corners.  This was pretty much trial and error folding until I got it where I thought it looked pretty good. Once I was happy with the fold, I stapled it in place.


Then I stapled the two remaining sides and ended up with this:


The next step was to secure pieces of ribbon to the canvas to allow for hanging photos, kid's drawings, notes, etc.  This was easy as well. I simply stapled each end of the ribbon to the back of the canvas. I just sort of eye-balled where I wanted them to go. 


As for hanging the various photos on the canvas, I chose regular clothes pins. I'm still thinking of how I want to jazz them up.


So, there you have it. A fun way to display your family photos! Or anything else you may choose!


Here is a look back at the canvas before and now.



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