4/10/08

Idea Venture - Canvas, Paint, Fabric

MY GOODNESS! They've done it again and this time I'm going for it! The fine folks at Pottery Barn Kids have inspired me once again.

I am OBSESSED with trees and all things tree related, so when I saw this piece of art, I just about gagged on my cold cereal this morning! I'm definitely going to be doing my own version of this tree and maybe even some flowers like those below.

It doesn't get any easier than this, ladies - some paint, blank canvas frames from JoAnn's, your favorite fabrics, and some adhesive. The color scheme possibilities are endless! You could even do a "Family Tree" thing with this and write the names of your family members on the leaves. I probably won't do that, but it's a fun idea.

Okay, so my ever-growing to-do-list just got bigger! Better get going!

17 comments:

Rachel H. said...

What a perfect little project!! OOOOHHH!! Can't wait to try my own. Thanks for passing it along!

michelle said...

This one is really good! I love it! I love looking at PBK for ideas. My fingers are just itching to try this. Maybe I will do one for my daughters room with fabric cut from outgrown clothes.

tybot said...

Thanks for the comments! Blogs are fun.

Chris & Sarah said...

Thanks for the idea! This will now go on my list of projects :)

Lynaya said...

Those are really cute! I think it would be fun cut the flowers out of background & texture paper, with my cricut.

Paige said...

This just inspired for a project along the same lines...thanks!!

Chanda said...

Cute! I saw a tutorial for one similar to these and have been wanting to try some for AJ's room. These are great springboard ideas. Thanks!

DeGooyer Family said...

These are SO pretty! Maybe I should get out my sewing machine and try some of your fabulous ideas... =) =)

Julie said...

Sometimes I think that Pottery Barn catalogs are like porn for moms. I have to wipe the drool off of them every time I flip the pages. Love the ideas! Brilliant!

missliss5/Melissa said...

Those are BEAUTIFUL! I love it and can't wait to see what you do!

Julie said...

Guess what, I got so excited I went out and bought canvases today! I'm going to do this for my bathroom, but I couldn't find fabrics that worked with my colors. I got great craft papers instead, but am now worrying about the moisture in the bathroom ruining it over time. What do you think? I don't know if I could mod podge a canvas without ruining the look. I guess I'm looking for some advice/consolation/something! HELP! I love this project so much. Thanks for the inspiration.

Abby said...

Hi Julie! I was planning on using mod podge, which might change the matte canvas a little but you'll want to seal everything on there somehow. You could use a spray adhesive, too. Using paper probably wouldn't be a big deal if you're going to seal it with the mod podge - but I wouldn't do it any other way if you're going to go that route since bathrooms get so humid.

Does anyone else have an idea on how to successfully use paper in the bathroom?...(besides for the toitey, silly)

Julie said...

Problem solved for me: the scale was too large for the bathroom. So, I'm going to use it in another room (maybe my front entry way area?). But I'm glad to hear your thoughts on the mod podge -- that gives me a little consolation. You're right, there has to be some way to sort of seal the whole thing no matter what room you're doing...

Crista said...

Hi Abby!

Well wow - what a page this is! - you are one amazing woman and mom! I love the projects, especially this canvas one - I've just re-decorated Kynsies room and have an empty wall - wa la! It won't be empty for much longer!

Thanks Abby

simplycrazymomof3 said...

Thanks so much for posting this idea! It is the perfect idea for both my girls' rooms! I will come up with one for the boy too! Your ideas are great!

Shaggy Chic Couture said...

I love that idea! Very cute and fun to make...I'll try to remember that one for my client's...I could see the one with the flowers in a little girl's room....Meme from Screaming Meme's

the Getschers said...

I'm in the middle of making the first one... using pieces of thin wood and painting it then putting on paper leaves and sealing it with something (?). Will that work anyone?! I don't want it to fall off! And the second picture is too cute too!! How would I make that one? Help! :)