DIY Canvas Art: Boho Girly Room

27 Aug

We are moving to a new home (more on that later) and I am working on simple ways to decorate our daughters’ rooms. My older daughter is in kindergarten now and she loves bright colors. I’m calling her new room, the “Boho Girly Room.” Using the LAPPLJUNG bedspread from Ikea for inspiration, I created DIY canvas art in fun colors. Here is a link to my Pinterest board with more ideas for her new room.

To be honest, I tried to decoupauge scrapbook paper onto the canvas. FAIL. I am a decoupauge dummy. I ended up with a wet mess of air bubbles and ripped the paper–twice! I scraped off the gooey paper and tried again.

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Luckily, I can paint with acrylics. Here is the art I made for her bright new room. Paint seeped under the sticky letters, but I think it works fine for this piece, especially on the word “dream.” Next time, I will try frog tape for crisp letters.

DIY Canvas ArtI used flat letters for “DREAM” and “happy”. To add texture, I used 3D letters for “love”.



And here is the finished product!



The room is complete! Well, nearly. It probably needs a few more finishing touches, but it’s coming along nicely. Here are more pictures of the room and a couple new pieces of DIY canvas art–batik fabric stretched over canvas and a silly hodge podge of painted stencils, scrapbook paper, and chipboard shapes.

I did not create the artsy “C” painted on canvas (that was a baby gift from a friend), nor did I make the cool “Let all the children boogie” quote sign from Bowie. I love that sign. We should all boogie, all the time.

What do you think?







The end! (For now.)


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3 Responses to “DIY Canvas Art: Boho Girly Room”

  1. Alyson M August 27, 2013 at 6:50 pm #

    Seriously?? You blow me away with your creative mind!! Especially with all that’s going on!! Call me on my cell this week!

    • amycharest August 28, 2013 at 6:49 pm #

      Thanks, dear! Crafting and thinking about nesting in our new home is helping to preserve my sanity. I am working on a cowgirl bedroom for Laurel with horses. You would love it. I’ll post pictures when I can. Miss you!


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