. . . for Lauren and Lauren: photo canvas and a mini diy

November 7, 2013

photo canvas and a mini diy


I was so in love with our newborn pictures that it took me forever to decide which ones I wanted printed on canvases.  Which I guess is a good problem to have right? 

I finally picked which ones but it took me so long to decide which sizes to get.  Tell me I am not alone in letting things sit in a cart online for days and then change your mind and have the news ones sit for days and on and on for too long? 

Chris eventually just made me order them because I was asking him way too many times what he thought.  I originally thought about making my own as I've seen many good looking diy canvases, but figured after buying the canvases and the prints I would still be spending a decent amount of money and I'd rather spend a little more and have them look really good since they'd be hanging in our living room. Plus I knew I'd be ridiculously upset if I managed to mess something up.  

I ordered these from easy canvas prints, were I also got this one and this one from.  They always have really good coupons and deals.  Each of these 16 x 16 prints were only $20 (but then $20 each for shipping), which was a lot cheaper than other places.  And they look awesome!

I wanted to hang the canvases with something like these wooden knobs from pottery barn but did not want to pay $24 each.  


So I went to home depot and found these wooden stair post tops.  They were only $5 each and we just used deck finish to paint them.  (And forgot to take a picture first but I'm sure you can imagine them looking lighter wood color can't you?) 


I just used mounting tap to hang up the knobs and then hung up the canvases with a nail.  So they aren't really hung by the rope.  Tricky, huh?  


I absolutely love how it turned out.  And Addilyn actually loves it too.  We've tried at least five times and each time I hold her up to them she smiles, laughs and talks to them.  

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28 comments:

Hayley! said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I just ordered a canvas from them and I absolutely love it! It turned out so nice!

Jodi said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love it. So smart w/ nailing them up and using the peg as decoration. I wouldn't have paid $24 at PB either. That is crazy!!!

Dawn said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

LOVE! I have been thinking about ordering some nice (old) prints of my husband and our son for him, and I guess add baby A in there too, Lame Xmas present maybe, but we'll enjoy it.

Samantha (at) Life Style Love said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Oh my gosh I love them! And your less expensive version of the wooden knobs are great. Black and white family photos are the best!

K&R said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

these turned out so beautifully! love them!

K

K&R said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

these turned out so beautifully! love them!

K

The Lady Okie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Cute!

Sky-Ann @ The Little Button said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Love the photos you choose. They are all so beautiful :)

Kelly {Sparkles and Shoes} said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What a good problem to have - your family is adorable!

xx
Kelly
Sparkles and Shoes

Carly said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Yay they look awesome!!!

Suzanne Bruce said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Very good!!! That pottery barn is too much!!!! Your knobs are super cute!!!

Autumn Duke said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

This is such a great idea! I love finding DIY's that end up being so much cheaper than the inspiration. And for the record, your baby girl is gorgeous! I love those newborn photos of her.

Rachel said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

They look gorgeous!! I don't have any in my house, but I always love canvases!

Pamela said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Great idea with the knobs!! Looks great!

amber.m said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love the way these turned out!

Angie said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Absolutely beautiful :)

TheTinyHeart said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

This came out beautiful! Have a great weekend, Katie!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Helene in Between said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

$24... for wooden knobs!?! that's crazy. you's look even better! love this, absolutely gorgeous!

Ellen said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

so great!! love this
~Ellen
www.everydayfancy.com

Brianne Bracco said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Genius idea going to Home Depot for the stair posts! Looks great!!! These photos are just so beautiful :)

Laura said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Katie these canvases look so good! I love what you did with the wooden knob - such a great idea to do the Pottery Barn look but for much cheaper! I love these photos so much!

Annie L said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Precious photos, I love the way you hung them!
xo Annie
New England Romance

Sybil@PeaceitallTogether said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Those turned out great! Love your Pottery Barn copy!!

Sarah said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

so cute! Great idea to not really hang them from the knob, you would never know. And I those pictures, to die for.

Allison said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Take that Pottery Barn. :) Love how yours turned out!!!

Megan said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Those canvas prints are beautiful! My husband surprised me with a canvas print on our wedding day (a picture of him proposing that I didn't know was taken!) I absolutely love that he had it made on canvas. I love how you hung yours, I might have to try that. :)

Rachel Matteson said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I can't believe at first that an incredible canvass like that could be very cheap. It got me really curious and interested. I love what they did with the photo canvass. This is really going to be memorable. :)
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Ms. Morgan said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Ooooo. I really like the idea of the knobs to hold up the canvas. I'm pinning this for sure.