Fabric Canvas Wall Art

While perusing fabric for my living room drapes, I fell in love with this beauty.  Fabric Art 042 I love the lime greens, the whimsy of the birds and how the gray keeps it from looking too feminine even though it’s a floral print.  In an effort to showcase this fabric somewhere in my home, I decided to incorporate it into our dining room design by turning it into a piece of art.  image Ultimately, I think I will add two square mirrors to either side of the art as well as neutral drapes so that I can change out the art and runner as the mood strikes. image To make mine, I used:

  • Fabric
  • Canvas
  • Iron
  • Spray Adhesive (optional)
  • Staple gun
  • Teeth and nails (for hanging)

I started by ironing my fabric to remove any wrinkles. Fabric Art 001   I used a 50 x 40 inch canvas because I wanted a large piece. Fabric Art 002 I figured out where I wanted the fabric to lay, then sprayed a light coat of spray adhesive to the canvas and covered it with my fabric. Fabric Art 003 Then I began stapling the fabric to the wooden frame. Fabric Art 008 Fabric Art 005  After all sides were stapled, we added teeth to the back for purposes of hanging. Fabric Art 015   And then hung her up! Fabric Art 037 I also made a coordinating runner with stitch witchery for the table.  Fabric Art 040 Fabric Art 032 It’s feeling so springy in here right now!  Can’t wait to add the mirrors, drapes, rug, sideboard . . . ha!   Always a work in progress! image But looking so much better than what we started with! image

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Hi! I’m Megan, mom to a thoughtful teenager and spunky young girl. We call Houston home and recently moved into our dream home. I traded my lawyer hat to become a full-time blogger in 2010. I love sharing my passion for affordable fashion, home decor, organization, & fitness to help inspire you to take care of you!


  1. I've been wanting to try this for my dining room wall. I love the fabric you chose. I'm adding this to my list of projects for the week.

  2. Love this!! I love the fact that it's so easy & inexpensive to make! I've seen similar ones at target that range from $30-$50, whoa! It really looks great!

  3. Looks great! I love the fabric in the runner. I actually came across the "art" fabric while doing a bench project, but it didn't go with our room. Glad you found a perfect use for it!

  4. PS. The lawyer in you might laugh at my post from today (Monday)

    PPS. Can you tell me how you got all of those share buttons??? I know how to add them to my blog's template, but I don't know where to find all the buttons, including the Stumble Upon one!


  5. Looks good girl! I like the sticks in that room! It's so fun to be able to switch up the runner and add pops of color! Nice work.

  6. I adore the table runner…great pattern! Amazing what a little fabric will do to spruce up a room huh?

  7. Ohhh I love it 🙂 Canavases are so great and have such unlimited potential for greatness haha

  8. I love it! It makes such a statement in the room without having to invest a ton of money. The runner turned out great too!! The room is really coming together.

  9. What a great idea and I love the fabric. I may need to try that somewhere in my house. I am a new follower and I just love your blog and your house.


  10. Great idea — and perfect way to get a shot of pattern and fabric in your room! Smart cookie with the canvas!!

    love your runner fabric too..how many yards did you need?

  11. Wow! This look is incredible – your dining room looks like it came right out of a magazine – love the look and can't believe how easy you were able to put it together! Stunning!


  12. Brilliant idea. It really brightens the room and makes a great impression. I'm thinking of doing something similar as a backdrop on our nightstands (behind the lamps). Hmmm…might have to work on that this weekend…

  13. Looks amazing! You are always inspiring me with all your projects! I can't believe James is almost one!

  14. The fabric panel is *genius*!!! I'm loving that green color, too, that is a really unique color way for the print, so gorgeous!

  15. Your dining room looks beautiful, Megan. That fabric is stunning. How clever to use it as wall art. The lime green is a fun pop of color with your neutrals. Lovely runner, too! You've done a really nice job. Does that fabric have a name that you used on the canvas?

  16. How awesome, Megan! I love the touches of green. It's such a fresh color (:
    Great idea…I may do something like this over spring break for my bedroom. I'm re-doing a few areas!

  17. It is lovely Megan! I agree, two small mirrors on either side would be perfect. Love your cat's cradle table runner too.


  18. Looks great! Beautiful fabric! It looks like it is hung a tad too high though – but it might just be the angle of the pictures. Great idea!

  19. Love love love love love this idea. It looks great! And might look great as panels on either side of the window in my dining room… Hmm!!! Thanks for the inspiration, as always! 🙂

  20. Hey I gave this post a shout out! (my blog post called "Yellow".) I made a canvas wall art hanging for my bathroom. I needed a pop of color on that wall and your idea was perfect!

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