One of my favorite things to add to a room is fabric. I love fabric. If I’m not doing it with a window treatment, I’ll add fabric with some wall art. I have a small half bath that needed some decorating. I had already purchased some fabric for the windows and wanted something a little different for the wall. I found this fabric on fabric.com and bought one yard.
I decided to try some wall canvas art on my own. Let me show you how.
upholstery staple gun and staples
brush (I prefer foam)
First stretch your fabric over your canvas. Use any size canvas you want, just make sure you have enough fabric to cover all the sides as well. I chose an 8 inch x 8 inch canvas from my local craft store.
Line the fabric up and start stapling the four sides. Make sure the fabric is nice and tight.
Once the sides are done I fold the corners over and staple those down.
You can leave your fabric art like this, or add an extra step to make it look a little more unique. I apply 2 or 3 layers of Mod Podge, drying between each layer. I like the Gloss kind. It adds an extra sheen to the fabric.
Here is the before Mod Podge and after Mod Podge. You can tell is looks a little shiny. Hard to capture that on camera!
|before Mod Podge|
|after Mod Podge|
Here is the finished product. I’ll show you where I put it tomorrow. What do you think?