First, I decided to paint it to coordinate with our home, so I separated the canvas board from the frame and used heirloom white spray paint to cover both pieces. I then used a antique glaze, found at craft stores, to layer over the heirloom white. What’s nice about a glaze is that you can rub on and wipe off as little or a lot to achieve the look you like. The small bottle was less than $3 and a little goes a long way.
After brainstorming a bit, I decided I wanted a monogram in the center and since I don’t own a vinyl cutting machine, I found a source online where I could have an affordable monogram made to my specifications. After I received a preview image of the vinyl, I felt the single “G” needed something more so I played around and decided to add the year my husband and I were married, “Estab. 1992”.
I took my time making sure I had the vinyl positioned correctly then rubbed the it onto the canvas board. I was a bit nervous to apply the vinyl but I worked on it slowly and the result was better than I expected.
The frame is quite substantial and hangs in our kitchen eating area. I love that it’s unique and it gives me the satisfaction that I did it myself!
My project is a nice reminder of our wedding day and that we just recently celebrate 20 years together!
Have you created something unique that represents you? I’d love to hear about it.
The Goodwill Gal