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Burlap Wall Art

Michael and Annalea5 Comments

it's so cool when you score something for free and with just a few flicks of the wrist, or.....ummmm....your handy dandy staple gun and a coupon for Joanne's ~ you're able to transform it into something new. covering a canvas with fabric isn't anything new and most of us have seen some variation of this on line over the last year, but this is the first time i've tried it and i'm completely loving it!

a good friend of my recently moved and kindly gifted me with a giant canvas that she had prettied up but was no longer going to be using.

i took it home and looked at it for a few days and finally decided on covering it with some kind of fabric so i headed over to joanne's thinking that some sort of upholstery fabric would work and there were several that i liked but none that i loved. so, just before i settled, i wandered the isles and found some burlap that i knew would be perfect! plus ~ it was on sale! got 1 1/2 yards for $11.99!

isn't it cool?!? they also had some that was printed with black skeleton keys that almost came home with me and while i've tried my hand at printing on burlap before, there was no way i was going to tackle this bad boy on my own ~ baby's got BACK! 

if you ever do cover something with burlap, be sure to fold your raw edge(s) under before you attach it otherwise, you may get some fraying. 

i'm really happy with the way it turned out. AND....it covers up the electrical box on our wall!!! Yeah!!!