Have any of you seen the recent advertisements for a "free" photo canvas? (If you Google it, it's the first thing that pops up.) Well, hubby and I wanted to try to get some of our gorgeous RoPoPhotos printed on canvas to put in our house. We've never had anything like that before, so we really didn't know where to start. I saw the add for a "free" canvas, and thought I would give it a shot.
The 8 x 10 size is the "free" size offered, but all others sizes are dramatically reduced as well. I decided to "splurge" on the 11 x 14 for $9.99 (plus S&H) Two weeks later, I had my canvas! It looked pretty good, except for the fact it was just a little bit crooked. But for $9.99, I couldn't complain too much. It looked great, as-is, but I knew I wanted it to make a bigger statement with the use of a frame.
I went to Hobby Lobby this week looking for a frame. I picked out a beautiful, thick wood frame, but decided to wait until it was 50% off before I bought it. While I was looking though all the frames, I found a section that was dramatically reduced. Including this little number:
The only thing wrong with this frame was the glass was missing, and two thin stripes of country-blue on the inner edge. I lived with country blue walls for 20+ years in my old house.....I'm not having any country blue in this house! LOL. So, we busted out the black spray paint and kissed the country blue goodbye!
I brought the frame back into the house and decided to try the canvas in it. Oh my goodness, it was PERFECT! Even though these pictures don't show it well, the frame and the canvas match exactly! Marty didn't even want to consider any other frame. We set the picture where we could see it as we walked by, and would just look at it, just to make sure it looked OK. Marty loved it, but I kept thinking the black edge was just too black.
So, I decided to break out my silver and gold metallic paint, and just brush-and-wipe over the black. If we didn't like it, we could just cover it back up with the black again. Fortunately, we didn't have to do that. It was exactly what the frame needed! Marty loved the touched-up frame even better!
For around $20.00, some creativity, and a little elbow grease, we have an elegant framed canvas to enjoy for a lifetime!
Now to decide where to hang it...
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