I’ve been refreshing Madeline’s room and one of the things that needed some serious help was her gallery wall. When designing her nursery I put a bunch of trinkets up there but now that the whole room is done and being used, they all seem to get lost … I really want to make that part of her room pop a little more.
One of the things I wanted to hang was the ABC Board I painted for her – the problem was the background of the painting was the same color as the wall so it was just going to blend right in. So … I came up with a way to make it stand out more as well as add a little character to the canvas painting itself.
What You’ll Need:
- 3/4″ x 1/2″ x 8′ Pine Trim
- Jigsaw / Hand Saw
- Liquid Nails
I started out by measuring the sides of my canvas to cut my wood down to size, keeping in mind that I’ll have to add an inch on two pieces to make up for the framing overlap. My canvas was a 28in x 22in – therefore I cut two pieces of 29 inches and two pieces of 22 inches.
I then painted the wooden pieces on all four sides. For this I used Sherwin Williams Mint Condition.
Once the trim pieces were dry I used Liquid Nails to attach them to all four sides of the canvas and let dry over night. I used cases of water .. but you can use anything heavy to hold the pieces tight to the canvas
That’s it! Quick and simple but makes the canvas really stand out and adds a little character.
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If you try out this DIY – tag me! I’d love to see how yours turns out