Friday, August 1, 2014

Canvas Makeover

I know that I have not been blogging lately, but life has been very busy here in Virginia Beach. My daughter just turned one and learned how to walk! It has taken me a few months to learn how to manage my time between my baby and everyday life. With a busy,busy life finding things and times to relax can be challenging. Working on my recipes, crafts and sipping some great wine is what I find relaxing. This DIY canvas makeover is one of the many projects that I've been wanting to work on.

 Recently, I have been clearing out Cora's closet of everything that does not fit anymore (oh man is it a lot of clothes and shoes) and I found this owl canvas. I received it at my baby shower over a year ago. I thought it was cute, but it didn't fit the color scheme for Cora's room. I completely forgot that I had this, so when I found it I was super excited to do a makeover.

 Watching Cora's grow has been so exciting and I can't wait to see what else is to come! I know that the best is yet to come when it comes to raising Cora and the journey that is my life. This quote from Frank Sinatra's song," The best is yet to come" was perfect for my canvas makeover! 

To create a canvas makeover like this one you will need:
1 Canvas
Card Stock 
Mod Podge
Acrylic Paint
Sponge or paint brushes

The first step would be to decide on a color scheme and a quote. Think about where it will be placed in your house or use your favorite colors. The canvas I used was 12x12 and the card stock fit perfectly! Mod podge the card stock to the canvas. Next, once your canvas and card stock is dry you can paint the canvas like I did. I cut my letters out of card stock and arrange them on the canvas. I used mod podge to glue the letters on. And, WOW, just like that you have a canvas makeover.

I was really happy with the way my canvas turned out after a third try ( I can be a little bit of a perfectionist). I bought adhesive letters but had a really hard time peeling them off once it was painted. Also paint got underneath the letters. Each time I messed up I would just mod podge a clean piece of card stock over it. Third time the charm! 

I love doing makeovers with old items! What things have you done makeovers to?


  1. Great quote ! I love the idea of remaking something that you have.! Thank you so much for sharing on VMG206's Brag About It link party this week! Enjoy our little one, the years go by so fast!

    1. I love Frank Sinatra's music. If I could of fit the whole song on the canvas I would have! LoL So happy you like it!


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