Interior Design: DIY Turning Canvas Art into Framed Art for Your Home

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A little secret about me…I have a HARD time finding art for my home.  Are any of you in that same boat?  My walls are pretty bare because I’m a bit of a commitment phob when it comes to actually hanging something.  Another secret…I’m not a huge fan of wrapped canvas art.  Not the pictures themselves, but just the presentation.  When I’m shopping at HomeGoods and other places I see lots of pretty pieces, but I don’t usually buy them because I don’t want a canvas on my wall.  Well, I decided to do something about it. 😉  A few months ago I found a canvas at my local HomeGoods that was super cool.

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I loved the actual art, but again, it was on a canvas.  Because I had been hunting for something with these exact colors…and the combination is one that’s hard to find, I broke down and bought the canvas.  Then it sat.  In my garage.  For months.  I realized that I either had to figure out a different way to use it or it was going to go completely to waste.  That gave me the courage to do something drastic.  I pulled the canvas off of it’s frame, and CUT it up. YIKES!  But, let me tell you, it was a little liberating. 😉  I had a white gallery frame matter for an 11×14 image so I found a section of the image that I wanted and cut out an 11×14 piece.

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Once it was cut out I framed it and put it on my desk. I LOVE it!

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Figuring out this little trick has opened up a whole new world of art to me! 🙂 The bottom line is, that now I can buy discounted pieces of art and a frame to frame it in, for less than I can just buy a framed image most places. I found this canvas for $39.99 and the frame for $14.99, so for less than $60 I have a piece of art and I can use the canvas to make more if I want to.

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I hope you are feeling inspired to look at canvas art in a whole new light. 🙂
Have a great day!

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Creative Director at Pink Peppermint Design
Tammy Mitchell is the founder and creative director of lifestyle blog Along with being a homeschooling mom of two kiddos, she is also an in-demand prop and event stylist, photographer, interior and graphic designer. On Pink Peppermint Design, she shares creative DIY projects, easy entertaining and gift ideas, inspiring interiors and events. She lives in Southern California, with her husband and two children.

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