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I was looking for something to hang above our bed. It needed to be rather large, since the wall our bed is on is super high because of the vaulted ceiling. I also didn’t want anything too heavy, in case it ever fell down.  So, I started to search through Pinterest, and came across a site that had monochromatic art. Except it was all in white. But it gave me a place to start. What I decided on was to create monochromatic canvases. This was an incredibly easy, DIY, decoration.

What you need:

  • Letters to spell out your word(s). They can be thin wooden letters, or Paper Mache.
  • Artist canvas(es) for mounting the words
  • Spray adhesive
  • Spray paint of your color choice
  • Command photo hangers

How to assemble:

  1. Layout your letters or words on the canvas. Use spray adhesive to affix them. Let dry about 30 minutes.
  2. In a well ventilated area, spray the entire canvas with your spray paint. Depending on the color, you may need to spray them more than once. For the dark brown, I needed two coats of paint. Let the paint dry about 30 minutes in between coats to make sure the paint doesn’t run.
  3. Let the paint dry at least 24 hours. It’s best to leave them laying flat to ensure the paint and the adhesive have the chance to dry without gravity pulling the letters.
  4. Affix the Command photo hangers on the back side of the canvases. Decide where you’d like to hang them, and press to the wall. Detach the canvas from the wall hangers to allow them to adhere to the wall without the weight.
  5. Reattach the canvas and you have yourself some awesome wall art!

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