A while back, I stumbled upon an amazing wall of frames on Young House Love. I immediately begged Brett to go with me to Ikea to snatch up a million frames to replicate this in our hallway. Unfortunately, our Ikea was undergoing some changes and the marketplace was not open. I’m sure you can imagine my devastation. I really loved how Sherry and John (YHL) made a whole hallway of frames…not just of pictures but of prints, pictures and special memories. I am the biggest sentimental sap there is.. so my mind was going crazy with ideas. One thing I did start searching for was prints that had meaning to us. I wanted to frame these so that they would put a smile on our faces when we walk by. Who doesn’t want to be reminded that you “can never be over-dressed or over-educated”?
I surely want to be reminded of this everyday! So… on Pinterest I started searching for (and hoarding) all sorts of amazing prints. Some were ones I could order from sellers on etsy and others were free printable ones. The print at home ones just made me so excited… it is probably embarrassing to actually admit how giddy I got. Since I have to wait for my Ikea to finish up their renovations… I have been getting antsy and wanting to use some of these prints elsewhere in our home.
Well, I came across a free printable this past weekend that I knew would be perfect for our little kitchen display area. I found it on Pinterest from a blog called Eighteen 25. They had this print in yellow, blue, gray and red and they were all free to download! I opted for the yellow and decided to attach it to a canvas to display in the kitchen.
What you need:
-Print of any sort (printed mine on cardstock for durability)
-Scissors or paper cutter to remove border from paper
-Clear acrylic gloss spray (like I used here)
What to do:
Once I printed this out, I just trimmed the edges down to fit perfectly on my canvas.
Then I brushed a light layer of modge podge on the back of the print and placed it in the center of the canvas. From there I brushed another light layer over the top and along the border of the paper for it to adhere better. I did a few layers of this. Make sure to let your layers dry in between otherwise the paper will get too wet and start to curl up or bubble. Once I was done with the layers of modge podge (I did 3 I think) and it dried, I sprayed it with clear acrylic gloss spray to seal it all in completely. It was as simple as that! And here is what is looks like done and displayed…
I think it came out really cute and I was so happy with how it looks. This will hold me over until I can plaster my hallway with dozens of prints like this. Ahh.. I can’t wait.
Have you downloaded any great printables lately? Let a girl know!