Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Scrapbook Paper Wall Art

Just a quick little post for a quick little update.  In the 4 months that we've lived here, I have put exactly ONE picture on the wall.  I figured it was about time to start thinking about some wall art.  Sunday, Callie and Taylor wanted to go to the craft store so I took them.  I had to go to Lowe's anyway and they are close to each other.  I hadn't planned on getting anything at the craft store, but of course I did anyway!  They had big books of 12x12 scrapbook paper on sale for $10 (1/2 off) and 12x12 stretched canvases were also half off at $4.50 each.  I remembered seeing a few posts on pinterest about simply gluing a piece of scrapbook paper onto a canvas and hanging it on the wall.  Picture Gru from Despicable Me saying Light. Bulb! Because that's essentially what happened.  I might have even said it out loud in the aisle ha ha. I'm not going to do a tutorial here because this isn't my idea but here's what I used:

I picked out 4 simple monochromatic patterns, 2 green and 2 yellow. 

Glued them to the front of the canvas using just school glue and a foam brush.

Added picture wire to the back.

Took a few pictures of my assistant for this project.

Measured the wall to find the halfway point.

And hung them on the wall.

It did take some adjusting to get them to look like they are in a straight line.  I would really recommend those 3M command strips that are like plastic velcro and are specifically for hanging pictures!

Now, I don't intend for this to be their forever placement on the wall.  I was thinking on one of the smaller side walls.  But... I figured that if I had put these on the side walls first, it would look awkward that there was just an enormous blank span of wall that happens to be the focal point of the room.  I'm sure you agree... :)

Not bad for less than $30!

(and yes... if you look closely... you can see the remains of Max's painting project on the table!)

(I realize that the lighting and my photography skills are not all that great.  BUT if I wait until the lighting is perfect or until I figure out how to use this camera of mine, I'd never post anything!)

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