DIY Canvas Art Makeover

5 Materials
$0
2 Hours
Easy

I was given this canvas that a friend no longer wanted. At first I wasn’t sure what I would do with it as the art didn’t match my house. I was thinking of doing some sort of art in the nursery and that’s when a lightbulb went off.

First step was to do a thin layer of primer.

Coverage didn’t have to be perfect as I would be covering it.

I had left over drywall compound from a previous project. I began slathering it on to the canvas.

I then used a paint stirring stick to add some different strokes.

Using a clay sculpting tool I added some more texture and different strokes.

Now it was time to let it dry.

Once the compound was dry, I finished it off with white paint. I used the primer I had from step 1 but you could use any paint.

I was planning on being super resourceful with this project. I recently bought a dishwasher and at the top of the packaging box, was this wooden frame.

I also had some corner brackets laying around from other packaging. This is how I planned to connect the frame to the canvas.

I simply measured it to the size of the canvas and cut it using my mitre saw.


I then stained the frame using my go-to color, Flagstone by Rustoleum.

It turned out perfectly and was so fun to create!

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1 question
  • Flipturn
    Flipturn
    on Feb 26, 2021

    Your new artwork resembles a dancer!


    (left leg forward, right leg back, left arm back, head down hidden by right arm)


    anybody else see this?

    • CJ
      CJ
      on Mar 3, 2021

      Thanks to flipturn, I see it as well!

      Great job, Ash, thank you for sharing!

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