Sometimes we have to be a little more creative on how we design around certain features that are in the room. For instance, this project had electrical outlets high up on the wall. They weren’t needed but were an eye sore. I worked out a small gallery wall and but still needed a larger piece to cover up those outlets.
For the project, I grabbed a canvas from Michaels and a few other supplies.
- Gift wrap
- wood trim pieces to size
- stain or paint of your choice
The thing with gift wrap is the options are endless with the patterns, colors, and textures that can be available. I have used Spoonflower gift paper http://www.spoonflower.com also for lining drawers of my painted furniture. You can check out that blog post here….. http://www.leahsheainteriorsblog.com/favorite-furniture-makeovers. They have so many cute patterns and colors that are more modern. The paper is really thick so it holds up well to DIY projects.
The first step is lay out the gift wrap on a smooth surface. Be careful not to crease the paper or you could have a bubble. Measure out the gift wrap, so that you have about 1 1/2 inch border around the outside of the canvas.
Once you have done, measure you trim pieces to fit snug against the canvas. I chose to stain this one in a dark walnut. You choose what colors that will coordinate for your piece.
This is what it looks like in the gallery wall that I did here. I mixed in different pieces of art and added dimension with the wall pocket and billy button stems for a pop of yellow. You can see what the rest of the reveal complete with wallpaper looks like in this blog post here http://www.leahsheainteriorsblog.com/decorating-for-kids
I had a little extra of the gift wrap left, so I made another one with the scraps on a Live video on Facebook. I grabbed some tulips from the shop and mixed them together in a tulip wreath. The wreath was a happy accident and I love it. Its so springy and is just the right color for this gingham paper.
These tulips are the real touch ones from my shop. I am unable to get these right now but I found the same ones in a bundle on Amazon here. https://amzn.to/39MFDOO *affiliate link