A couple of weeks ago I picked up this huge piece of canvas from a Facebook marketplace. It was already painted with some pinks/grey/black. It measured about 1.5m x 1m and was only $20. That’s definitely a bargain! You can buy unstretched canvas from craft stores too so if you’re on the hunt for a large piece of wall art, then this might be the way to go.
I wanted to put this on a black wall and thought it looked a little washed out, so I just added a few more colours to the paint.
Then I needed to find a way to hang it without costing much $$. It had obviously been stretched over a timber frame as some stage, and I was far too lazy to build a new frame, so I decided to hang on a piece of dowel.
I put a row of fabric glue across the top and bottom of the canvas.
Folded it over and sat some heavy objects on it for a day (they happened to be crystals I had in a bowl nearby!).
Then simply inserted the dowel and put 2 little hooks on each end for the top.
I left the top dowel longer, and I chopped the bottom dowel back to match the width.
Then hung it on the black wall!
There you go, a simple addition with a bit of colour added to my lounge room.
This is an easy DIY you can try at home.