Frame Out A Canvas Print…Photo Gallery Coming Soon!

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A couple of weeks ago, I shared this tutorial with Capturing Joy With Kristen Duke ‘s readers as a part of her Decorating With Pictures series.

I was thrilled when she asked me to be a part of this series!  I love photos, but not portraits and have really felt stuck.

I had no idea how to incorporate some of my favorite photos into our home, so this was a nice challenge, and now my eyes are opening to the possibilities.

I want to show you how to turn an old picture or painting into a display piece for a canvas photo.

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I started with an old painting that my neighbor was throwing out.  The glass was missing, and it was in pretty bad shape.

I looked at the frame, and new I wanted to do something with it.

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I started by popping the print out of the frame and I painted it grey.

Next, I pulled the matting off of the print and painted it grey as well.

Then I painted over the back of the print. I used one coat of primer, then painted one coat of white on.

I used a stencil and some yellow paint to add a chevron pattern.

Once all of the paint was dry, I placed the mat over the chevron print and popped them back into the frame.

I decided on a spot for my frame, then centered the canvas on the frame and put a nail right through the print as it was hanging on the wall.

I know this seems odd, but I wanted the canvas to kind of pop out of the frame.

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See the way it pops out…I love it!

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 Finally framing out this canvas has inspired me to get busy on my gallery wall.  I made a trip to Hobby Lobby this weekend and found some fun frames and other items to add, and I cannot wait to get started!  Finally, I am incorporating some of our family photos into our home decor!

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