We’ve always rented. Be it a flat or house, but it we have always been tenants, never owners. So I neer before drilled holes in walls to hang artwork or plates or other knickknacks. I tried to use whatever nails or screws were already in the walls let by previous tenants etc. Until November 2010. We found a property, drew up some plans and built a house. Now I get to drill holes. Now I also get to buy paintings or prints that I like with the aim to hang them where I would like them to be.
So we come to a blank wall in our en suite bathroom. The theme I aimed for is rustic afro french (is that even a style?). But some days it looks like the lost and found bin at water world with all the toys around the bath. Needless, I still have an idea of neutral colours with some filigree and a bit of a Victorian feel.
After visiting a friend who had transformed her old store-bought canvas art into stylish custom wall art, I decided to give it a go, al la Tracy.
Here’s what I used:
- 3 x A4 plain canvasses @ R30 from Le Mar craft shop.
- Iron on transfers – I got mine from Waltons @ R130-ish for 10 A4 sheets
- staple gun
- Calico fabric
- And some source pics. I bought my mermaids from Narry on etsy