Sunday, April 18, 2010

Vintage Calendar Canvas Art

Oh how I love Modge Podge!  I discovered  it when I discovered blogging.  Boy how my life has changed.  I have played around with it a few times and decided to get creative around Christmas time.  I had this bright idea to Modge Podge 11X14 vintage Florida Gator football prints from a calendar that I had seen around.  I had originaly planned to frame them for my 12 year old sons room.  But Modge Podge just sounded more fun.

Now remember I started this project in December.  I just finished them this week.  This was no time consuming project, however if you are a procrastinator like myself, time is forever being pushed to the next day.  Some of you understand.  I bought a 7 pack of the cheapest 11X14 canvas that Michael's had to offer, a bottle of orange acrylic paint and Modge Podge.  The calendar cost $19.99 at the quiosk in the mall.  After using my 40% off coupon at Michael's, each canvas cost me $3.51!  Not to shabby for art in a pre-teen's bedroom.

We live 15 minutes outside of Gainesville, Florida!  My family loves the University of Florida (No haters please) and we take advantage of every activity they offer.  Gator Baseball is my favorite!  I love the family atmostphere we get there!  My daughter was a junior announcer last year at one of the games.  It was an experience she will never forget! Back to the art....

Once I put the prints on the canvas they began to wrinkle and bubble some.  I  made several attempts to smooth them out but I just wasn't happening.  After I put the final top coat on the end result turned out pretty cool.  The print felt like and looked like worn leather.  Very vintage!

Can you see the texture??

While we are in this room, I thought you might want to see a few more shots.

Babe Ruth & Ted Williams

Blue and White ticking fabric on the desk chair.  I am hoping to get bedding like this soon.

This furniture was my dads when he was a kid.  It had a honey stain with federal style hardware.  I really wanted the navy blue bedroom furniture from Pottery Barn.  So after many hours sanding, priming, painting and coats of poly, I achieved the look I was after.  I love that it has a family story plus it is solid wood and in great shape.  I hope my son will have this for a long time.

One more shot of his bed!

I am linking up with Susan at Between Naps on the Porch
for Metamorphosis Monday! 
Hope you enjoyed my cheap art work and a tour of my oldest room!
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kim said...

Lacy, I love the posters you did. I haven't tried modge podge yet and am afraid to because I would be like you and wouldn't be able to stop. I am such the procrastinator and always have been so I fully understand. Your son's room looks great. My aunt lives in Gainesville and is a huge Gator fan. Of course my kids are huge Ga fans.

Kendall said...

Love the modge podge project! Isn't that stuff just the greatest? Love the calendar pages, even though it is Gators! (We are big UT fans here, hook 'em! But I'm not a hater!)

Liz said...

I love deco-podge! Your project looks awesome! And I think that eventually your son will appreciate the history (if he doesn't already).


Jenn said...

Lacy, thanks for stopping by my blog! I love all things vintage - and I love how you've taken something old and made it "new" again. :) PS - I'm getting lots of requests for tutorials on my buffet - so keep an eye out for it!