Today’s quick tutorial will show you how to frame a canvas an easy way.
This easy tutorial will help you to create a piece of art that looks like an expensive, framed art without breaking the bank. I love to create my art pieces for my home. I could go online and order too, but the pieces I create are unique for my family and me. Last year when we remodeled our living room, I added a big statement art piece above my fireplace. I went ahead and created one. It turned out fresh, and it worked perfectly in my space because I coordinated the colors with the rest of the room decor.
This spring I felt that I need a bit of change and if you are following me for a while, you know how much I love to shop my home and recreate and redecorate spaces without spending a dime. Ok this time, I spent on my canvas but it was a pretty good investment, I say. 🙂 So I painted another large piece for above the fireplace with very vibrant and happy colors.
Yeah…this is my creative space. I just call it a beautiful mess ha!
After hanging my abstract art, I just felt that it’s not completing my space as it is. I felt that I need to frame it.
I have lots of wooden elements and accents in my home, so I chose to add a beautiful stained frame to my canvas. It was so super easy that I thought I would share a quick tutorial with you all, in case you have some canvases laying around.
Are you ready to learn how to frame a canvas an easy way?
And maybe 1/2 hr to an hour 🙂
- First I stained my pine boards.
- I used two 0.75″x 1.5″x 8″ long boards as my canvas was 30′ x 40″. Determine how many boards you need based on your canvas size. I have many leftover wood stains in the garage from previous projects, so I just used what I had on hand. I like the dark walnut wood stain the most, but for this project, I used the RED chestnut wood stain that I used on many projects in my newly remodeled bathroom.
- After staining my boards, I let the stain completely dry.
- I measured the width and the height of my canvas, and I cut my boards to the right size using a miter saw. When you are framing a picture or painting, you are joining two boards to create the perfect angle. For that, you need to cut 45-degree angle, and that requires a miter saw. The key is to build the perfect 45-degree cut and join the boards together.
- After I had my angles cut, using a brad nailer I attached my boards to the cancvas.
My frame is wider than my canvas purposely. If you are looking to add the same thickness, just choose a thinner pine board, or you can cut your board to size.
This project was super easy, and I think it looks fabulous in my family room. See more of this space decorated for Spring HERE.
You can also learn how to create this huge picture canvas for less than $10.
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