I've been getting my house ready for the party and realized that I needed a large piece of art for my front room. I've been doing collages of photos and art in there lately, but it just seemed too cluttered since there was already a gallery wall in there also. So, I figured that it would be best to just use one large piece of artwork.
- 1x2 (2 pieces cut to a smaller size of your liking, and 2 cut larger)
- 4 corner brackets
- Drapery Lining (use your coupons to get this super cheap!)
The size of my canvas is 48"x30". The best thing about the drapery lining is that it doesn't seep through the back and it's super thick.
The first step is putting your frame together. Just line up your smaller and larger 1x2 pieces and screw in the brackets. Make sure the frame is square or else you'll be in a world of hurt later :)
Now, draw out your design! I did the a two arrow design..meeting together. I'm not sure what else to call it. The meeting arrows? Maybe it looks more like an X. Anyway. To get this look, I measured the middle point first, which was 24 inches wide and 15 inches high. Then measured down 12 inches on both sides and marked that point. Next I measured 12 inches up from each corner and marked it there. You can see in the below diagram how the lines meet, etc.
Then I spray painted it using Krylon's Metallic Gold. Since it is on fabric, you may get an uneven looking sheen to it, so keep at it until you get your desired look. I was fine with a little splotchiness since it gave it a little more aged look.
If you notice that you did get some spray over, you can just tape up the gold part and spray paint or paint the white part now too :) I had to do that...ugh. Dang wind! lol
And there you have it!