Thursday, January 7, 2016

How to Transform a Boring Burlap Canvas

I don't know about you, but I'm still trying to find my way back to where I left off before Christmas. I had no idea where I was going to begin, but this plain burlap canvas I picked up on sale the day after Christmas seemed like a good starting point.  

How to Transform a Boring Burlap Canvas
I was thinking that it just might be a perfect size for the Old Sign Stencil I just received from Donna at Funky Junk Interiors to try out.

Custom sign stenciled with Old Sign Stencils
How's this for a perfect fit?
I love this Antiques and Collectibles stencil that comes with an extra set of numbers so you can customize the date.

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Quick and easy! It only took me about 45 minutes from start to finish.

How to stencil a custom sign
This one is for keeping, so I decided to go with Est. 1990, the year we moved into our home.
I taped off part of the date that I didn't need.

Old Sign Stencils custom sign
Then replaced the numbers with 9 and 0.

How to Transform a Boring Burlap Canvas with #OldSignStencils
It needed a little something extra, so I glued some jute braiding around the outer edge, and four decorative brass pieces to the corners.

how to hang a custom sign
I screwed in a couple of rusty eye hooks and attached part of a vintage chain for hanging.

Antiques and Collectibles stencil on burlap tutorial
 It's so easy to customize just about anything with the interchangeable numbers. I know exactly what a few people are getting for Christmas next year. 

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