Everyone loves gallery-wrapped canvases these days, and why wouldn’t you? They’re fabulous! Although, we don’t know about you, but sometimes $60.00+ for one print is a wee bit hard for us to swallow. We were super excited to hear that WalMart came out with a faux canvas:
The first step was to add the screw eyes to each canvas. Just measure to the center and screw them in. Since they’re made of cardboard it was crazy simple to do. (Umm, please ignore my creepy monster looking hands)
Add screw eyes to the top and bottom of each canvas except for the one which will be at the bottom of your display. The bottom canvas will only get top screw eyes.
Next, add screw eyes to the ceiling. This will require a little measuring, but you’ll want them to be even. My vaulted ceiling required some additional math, but we made it work.
Now for the fun part! Weave the wire through the screw eyes on the top, behind the back and out the bottom. Repeat for the remaining canvases. Ok, we’re all about keeping it Real on our blog, so we’ll be honest here too… This is a two person job and preferably with a person you really like, because it’s a tad frustrating. The canvases tend to slip down a bit and did we mention our stone hands? We promise it’s all worth it in the end.
Once your canvases are threaded through, you’ll want to secure the bottom one first. We used a staple gun to hold the wire in place and then added some hot glue (because they were slipping and because Jess is slightly obsessed with the stuff!)
Determine how far apart you want your canvases and adjust them accordingly. The tension of the taut wire should keep the upper canvases in place, but if you want extra support you can add some glue to each one.
The end result is a unique, industrial-looking display that we love!
This was just the first project in my breakfast room makeover, we have lots more planned. I’ve switched out the light fixture (thankfully!) and this weekend I’m adding avocado chairs, stenciling my table top, and more! I hope to have more to reveal next week!So, what do you think? Is the wire style workin’ for you?
That looks great! We have cathedral ceilings throughout our house (only exceptions-kitchen, hall, bathrooms). Thanks for a great idea for accessing that wall space!
i love this! i did this a few years back for our youth room at church and would change up the pictures every semester, i never thought to use it at home though – i love it! great idea!
Thanks for sharing this creative and wonderful project share with us. This room look too good and different to others. You have done great and joyful work.
Just jumped over here from Infarrantly Creative…I love this project! I’m a big photographer, so I’m always on the lookout for fresh ways to display my work. Nice job!