This is the space above our sofa. Our family room is mostly neutral with accents of red and black.
It’s also a room constantly changing, because I can’t leave well enough alone.
So anyway, I wanted to reuse these 12×12 canvases, and give them a THIRD new look. One that MIGHT withstand a few of my decorating rampages.
I have this roll of textured, paintable wallpaper that I paid $2 for last year at the Goodwill store.
Last night, I had the idea to wrap the canvases in the wallpaper and paint and glaze it to look like old tin ceiling tiles.
It seemed like a good idea at the time.
It’s kinda hard to tell just how BAD this looks. I hated the silver paint, and since I was working on NO budget, I couldn’t buy new paint, so I decided to start over.
I got out the leftover wall paint (“Flax” from Lowe’s) and painted the wallpaper covered canvases. with the wall color.
Then I painted on some Ralph Lauren glaze in “smoke”, and wiped it off with a paper towel.
The one on the left is the wall color. Me likey. The one on the right is the silver paint. Me NOT likey.
Here’s the finished project, with some more chipboard letters painted black. (I re-used the O and E from NOEL)
I really thought I wanted to add some “metals” in the room. Apparently, I only want REAL metal in the room.
Here it is with my FAVORITE pillow. I need to add a little more to the wall, but I think this is a good start.
What do you think?
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