It also makes the house very stark without wall art and decoration.
I LOVE fabric covered canvases but they were all so expensive, especially the Florence Broadhurst and Marimekko ones that I loved. They looked so easy to make, I couldn't understand why they were $300-$500.
So I thought I'd make my own.
I found this graphic print fabric at Spotlight on sale for $11 a metre. It was a thick, duck canvas and I loved the contrast of the black and red semi circles against the taupe. It reminded me of a Japanese cushion I fell in love with at Shibui Homewares in West End.
I found the canvases at a junk store in Inala while we were having an "authentic" Vietnamese lunch :-). It was 1m x 75cm and only $20. I'd seen the same size for almost twice the price at Toowong. It's crazy how prices differ in suburbs.
It was pretty easy to stretch the fabric over the canvas. I bought a super industrial size stapler from Bunning because I get the feeling I'll be doing this often. The whole exercise took about 15 minutes. Easy peasy.
The 3M hooks cost almost as much as the canvas but I used double the recommended amount...just to be sure. I hung them in the dining room, but not in the centre of the wall. The dining table is off centre so I hung the canvases on the opposite end to balance it out. Josh thinks it looks weird but I like it.
Ta-da! Mission complete! I'm pretty happy with them. The next space that needs to be decorated is the hallway downstairs. Watch this space! (Hahahaa...get it?)