Monday, November 1, 2010

Easy Canvas Art!

I love using a blank canvas to help make a big impact in a room.  They are inexpensive an very versatile.  I have been wanting to use a large canvas in my son's room for some time now.  The only problem was that I was to cheap to pay for them!  Michael's finally put the exact size (24x36) I wanted on clearance for $25!  Simple craft paint in red & white and I have a personalized piece of art!  This was super easy and only took me about an hour plus drying time!



Dive Flags warn boaters that scuba divers are in the area!  We snorkel alot during the summer and the flag is a constant necessity for us.  The flag means alot to my son.  He loves the ocean and wants to be a Marine Biologist one day.  He is a walking encyclopedia of sharks. 
So naturally his room reflects his love for the water.
This was a bare blank wall before!











Stay & look around! 
Enjoy!

22 comments:

sissie said...

Great idea for a wonderful piece of instant artwork!

Your son's room is so cute!

hugs
Sissie

Melissa Miller said...

Wow! Lacy I adore this room. You have created such a neat-o place for your son. The pops of red against the neutral paint is fantastic. Love the buoy frame and collection of sea animals in jars. So cool! It makes me wish it was my room. I know he loves it.

Thank you very much for entering my giveaway and your kind support of me and my blog. You are so sweet to post it up on your sidebar too. Thank you my friend.

Happy week and good luck with the giveaway!
Warmly, ~Melissa :)

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Lacy...

What a beautiful piece you have painted! It certainly makes a GRAND statement on the wall...I love it! Your son's bedroom is awesome! Thank you for sharing it with us today!

Warmest autumn wishes,
Chari @Happy To Design

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Such a fabulous room. Love the art and all of the vignettes are just perfect. So nice to display all the trophies. Great room. Thanks so much for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

Jessa Irene (Holiday-Haven) said...

What a wonderful boys room!! Betting he loves it.

Brenda Kula said...

Oh, that sounds like a project that is really fun and then you have instant artwork! Love your reds.
Brenda

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I love that artwork you made! His room is so cute. Love all the ocean themed accessories. I wanted to be a marine biologist too when I was growing up near the ocean, but that changed. Thanks for linking to my first party.

Erin@likegrandmas said...

That is easy, and smart! My girls would love this room, so much cool stuff to look at!

Sarah said...

Lacy, you are very clever. This looks great for your son's room. I like all the details that accent this room as well. I'm sure he thinks this is cool.

Vanessa said...

Hi Lacy! What an absolutely wonderful room you have created for your son! I am starting to gather ideas for my son's room when he "graduates" to the next level of big boy-ness! :-) I also wanted to tell you that I am adding you to my blogroll (can't believe I somehow haven't done that yet!) and that I adore the fact that your daughter was Mary Poppins for Halloween! In a sea of girls trying to grow up too fast it was delightful to see one dressed as something feminine and wholesome! :-)
Blessings,
Vanessa

Colleen @ MuralMaker&More said...

What a fabulous idea! The room is just darling! Love all the details.

Would love for you to stop by this weekend and link up to Passion for Paint!

Hawthorn said...

Lucky son! Goes well in his décor :)

Jan @ bobbypins boardwalk said...

Oh Lacy, I love ALL the decorations in this room. It's like a treasure hunt. How cool. The artwork ads that wonderful drama, the perfect touch. I agree with Hawthorn -- lucky son! Thank you for sharing this room on the Boardwalk Bragfest. It's an inspiration.

Sue said...

You have created a wonderful place for your son, and how special, to have a piece of art created just for him! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

taradara made it said...

How fun! The scuba canvas is a great and easy idea! I'm sure your son loves his room!

Meg said...

GREAT idea! I love the pop of color and it went with the rest of the room so well!

Tammy said...

First let me say how much I appreciate you following my new blog! A million thanks! It means so much. You have been entered twice in the giveaway.
This room is adorable! So many things I love, the canvas idea, the room's theme, the layout- especially that big bean bag perfect for tv watching/games. Every little detail. It's all just perfect.

Gail said...

What a nice room and the art work is the icing on the cake! Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving such a sweet comment about my kitchen.

Have a wonderful weekend.
Gail

Pattie T. said...

Well, that was easy and made a great impact on the room. Clever!

Jeannetta said...

The "Fowl with Pearls" link took me here :( Nice dive flag and all, but waaaa I want to see the fowl :D

CalypsoInTheCountry said...

I love this idea! I have been thinking about buying some nautical flags for my son's room but I like your artwork idea better!

Lisa Montsion said...

I love the room all the red in it.

lisa