Here I go again!

I know what you guys are probably thinking...she hasn't done anything remotely creative in MONTHS and now she does two posts in two days??? Well I have gotten the decorating bug once again and my blog stalking is (almost) back to what it usually is. lol. I have a HUGE blog crush on Jones Design Company! Emily's style is to die for and she's super duper creative. And she's a fellow west coast gal like myself! I was perusing her blog and came across this post. I had lightbulbs going off like crazy because I had JUST the canvas sitting in my garage to do this project. So I'm super bad and didn't take a before picture of this canvas so lemme describe it to you. It is a super creepy and gothic painting of a face...REALLY bright and totally doesn't go with my style at all. The problem is that its a really REALLY big canvas (about 3ft/5ft) and could make a great statement piece if it had the right look. I knew it would fit so perfectly above my loveseat in the living room and couldn't wait to do the bookpage and mod podge treatment on it! Well I had the perfect old book that I couldn't wait to mutilate...err I mean re-purpose into the covering for the canvas. Check out Jones design company for the step by step instructions. It was super easy...although it took me quite a while because of the size of the canvas I was using...but I couldn't be happier with the results. Once it was done and totally dry I found a great monogram of a C online and printed it off and did the pencil lead transfer that she mentions to get the design on my canvas. Once it was on there I reached for my trusty bottle of black acrylic was gone! Black sharpie pen to the rescue!! I sharpied (is that a word?) the transfered monogram instead and it looks just as good! And its super crisp and dark! This is the first thing you see when you walk in my front door and I couldn't be happier!!! What do ya'll think?
Linking up with the following parties
Transformation Thursday at The Shabby Chic Cottage
Weekend wrap up party at Tatertots and Jello
Saturday Night Special at Funky Junk Interiors  


  1. L.O.V.E. it!!! You were so right! Love, love, love it! I am so totally copying this! :)

  2. Ooo I love this!!! Since you've been gone I discovered Mod Podge for the first time and I LOVE that stuff!! I actually took an old canvas and covered it in scrapbook paper but it's too girly looking so I'm getting rid of it.. now THIS is a great idea with the book pages! I seriously love it and think it looks great in your living room. :D xoxo

  3. That turned out amazing! I'd definitely try this myself :)

  4. WOW! love it...come on over and link up to MMM so I can feature you next week :)