Canvas To Match Any Room

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I recently did a mini makeover on our less than exciting bedroom. The fresh blooms and blossoms of spring always get my redecorating juices flowing….. And this time, I didn’t fight the urge.

 Our master bedroom has always been rather ho-hum, not too flashy or chic, or funky. Just beige. Very Beige. So this spring I took a leap…. A giant grape jelly bean leap!

I painted an accent wall the most beautiful shade of purple. Not very manly for my husband, you say? Don’t worry, the delicious grape was balanced by three taupe walls, and a chocolate brown duvet. I refinished some existing accessories in varying shades of purple paint and scrapbook paper….. Some stacking boxes, candle holder, picture frames and an N and E (Natalee & Eric). I also refinished a lamp I got from some ones garbage… No joke. A bottle of brushed nickel spray paint ($7) and a new shade ($12) and  I have a beautiful lamp that is comparable to the $60 lamps in the department store!!! I painted a table as well (also found in some ones garbage) purple to match the wall. It’s fabulous!
 I am very pleased with the colour itself and the amount of it in the room, it’s not overwhelming at all. However I found it was missing something…. Art!
So this morning I sat down at my (messy) craft table and thought…. And thought…. And thought some more. I could have done an oil piece, but now that I am back to work, my spare time is limited. I wanted something fun, purple, a bit shabby chic you could say and I wanted it to match. Well…. What better way to match the wall  then to use the wall paint itself?!
I had two 10×10 canvas’ that I got a great deal on at Micheals (50% off), so I started by generously coating them in my Beauty Tone Latex Velvet finish paint in Martha Stewarts Grape Jelly Bean. I let it dry for about four hours ( let it dry longer if you have more patience than I do). With the base coat down, I sifted through the scraps of paper I had left from covering my letters and stacking boxes. I decided on my paper, then I thought about what design I wanted to do…. I settled on a simple flower.
I cut out some petals and a centre and rubbed all the edges with some dark purple stamping ink. I find it helps give paper a finished look. I laid out the pieces where I wanted them and glued them down with some Aleene’s craft glue. Easy peasy. Seriously.  This is by far one of my most favourite  crafting projects I have done. I took it one step further and rubbed the edges of the canvas with some antique brown stamping ink to give it the shabby chic look I love. I followed the flower up with a bird silhouette, kind of keeping with the fresh spring theme.
Canvas Picture

They are on my wall now, I love them.
Yours purple-ly,
Natalee Poll
My name is Natalee, I am a stay at home mom of two active boys, Keghan and Finn and wife to Eric, a paramedic and volunteer firefighter.
Keghan is a crazy haired ten year old whose life consists of hockey, hockey, Pokemon, hockey, Lego. Finn is a on the go three year old whose life consists of Keghan, hockey, Keghan, Pokemon, Lego.
Between hockey practice, games, hubby’s shift work and sheer insanity I LOVE creating. I do a little bit of everything…. Painting (oil, acrylics, water colour), wood craft, card making, scrapbooking, cupcake making, photography…. You name it, I have tried it.
Spending time with my family doing out of the norm and creative things is my passion!!!
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  1. cute!!

  2. Victoria Ess says:

    This is cute! We are moving into a smaller space at the end of the summer, and this decor idea could be useful.

  3. Heidi C. says:

    You are so creative! Love what you did!

  4. Stephanie LaPlante says:

    That looks so pretty! I love the idea.

  5. Darlene Schuller says:

    That is super cute! What a fun thing to do with the kids too

  6. I love your idea of pairing the colour purple with taupe walls, and a chocolate brown duvet.Well done!

  7. great idea!

  8. That is such a great idea and so adorable.!

  9. sarah j jackson says:

    so neat and creative ! need to try more things like this

  10. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    you have made a fantastic job of the pictures, I’m sure they look fantastic hung on your bedroom wall.

  11. I would love to make something like this for my daughters room. I love that purple color

  12. JaimeeM says:

    Aha! Love this idea! Never thought of crafting my own wall decor before

  13. Judy Cowan says:

    Looks good! Never thought about making my own wall art before but it looks easy!

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