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DIY: Oversized Wall Art for $50

DIY: Oversized Wall Art for $50

There is nothing like oversized, canvas art to make your home look refined and cultured.

While I often say the bigger the better (mainly referring to my hair, jewelry or decor-not my gut), the larger the art…the larger the price tag. But with a little inspiration from House of Jade Interiors, I was able to make this large, Indigo art for $50.

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Materials Needed:


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Step 1:

Cut wood strips to desired height and width. I needed my art to be a very specific dimension as it was going over a console table in my dining room. Not only did I have to consider the width of my console table, but I also had to contend with chair railing. To insure an aesthetically pleasing result, I went with 45” x 48”.

To ensure accurate dimensions: If horizontal piece of wood is on top at the 90 degree joint,  deduct 1.5” from vertical wood strip due to the .75” thickness of horizontal wood strips.

Step 2:

Build outside frame work with wood strips.Drill pilot holes at joints to ensure wood does not split once screw is started. Then, add in horizontal supports as pictured below, also drilling pilot holes.

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Step 3:

Lay 51″ x 60″ wall tapestry out on flat surface (face down). Make sure your frame is centered on wall tapestry (or shower curtain).

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Step 4:

Fold opposing edges over frame work and begin stapling the fabric. Be sure to stretch fabric as tight as possible to avoid wrinkles. Repeat for all sides.


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Note: I have lots of slack because I used a shower curtain, but it would have been easier and cheaper if I would have simply used a wall tapestry, which you can buy here.

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Now flip your canvas over and make sure everything is secure, and stapled tight.

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I am so happy with how it turned out. And because I am always switching out my art work, I fully intend on doing this with other designs. Society6 has thousands of wall tapestries and shower curtains to select from.

Now get out there and design some good vibes!

Be sure to spread the love and pin….

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Wishing you and yours a fabulous new year! I don’t know about you, but I  plan on giving my liver a bit of reprieve this month.

Much Love,

Erica xoxo

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My journey in interior design and home improvement began with transforming my first fixer-upper home, all while managing a budget and raising two young boys. My work, a reflection of my passion for creating beautiful, uplifting spaces, has been recognized by top publications like Better Homes and Gardens Magazine, HGTV, and more. I invite you to explore my site and witness the transformation of my home and the vibes we've designed.Read more...


Sunday 5th of March 2017

Great idea, Erica. Until I read the post, I thought you made the canvas via shobori and was like...Whoa....girl got major dying skills. I was kind of relieved that it was a fabric you purchased because now I can copy your idea with confidence. Thanks for sharing. It's a great project. Susie from The Chelsea Project

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Sunday 5th of March 2017

haha. Thanks, Susie. I wish I could claim those dying skills. Thanks for stopping by.

Mary-The Boondocks Blog

Saturday 28th of January 2017

And here I thought you had painted it or done some kind of magic. Because I know you are totally capable. But instead you fooled me and came up with a beautiful and easy solution. It looks so commanding!!

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Sunday 29th of January 2017

haha. Yes, I wish I could claim complete ownership of this art. It was just trickery. :)

Stephanie @ Casa Watkins Living

Sunday 22nd of January 2017

Love that shower curtain design!! It was the perfect fabric for this project.

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Monday 23rd of January 2017

Thank you so much, Stephanie! I am just ordered a tapestry and am about to try the project again with a black and white. :)

Karrie Trowbridge

Wednesday 4th of January 2017

So cool!! That's a great idea! I LOVE big art, but it can be SO spendy!

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Wednesday 4th of January 2017

I am such a serial re-decorator that it just makes no sense for me to drop big bucks on almost anything. So, I am so happy with how this turned out and I plan on doing it in the future with other designs. Thanks for stopping by, Karrie. :)

Melissa Rose

Tuesday 3rd of January 2017

Cool idea! Thanks for sharing

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Tuesday 3rd of January 2017

Thank you for being so sweet.:)