Upcycling an Old Painted Canvas

Upcycling an Old Painted Canvas

Upcycling an Old Painted Canvas is a satisfying Trash to Treasure Project.

Turn an unused/unwanted canvas into an easy DIY.

Upcycling an Old Painted Canvas

Several years ago, I got the opportunity to try Splatter Painting at a Trade Show.

As fun and exhilarating (and messy) as it was, abstract art is not my style.

While I would never typically do this with a painting,

this just-for-fun painting left me with no guilt.  (splatter painting post here)

I have been using Lang Wall Calendars for years.

And every year, at the end of the year, I have a hard time throwing them away.

I combined the frame under the canvas with the calendar page

for some inexpensive framed art.

Reusing items around the house in new ways is fun for me.

I don’t have to get rid of things I love, and It’s a new way to enjoy them.

And if I change my mind, which I often do, I can always upcycle it again.

It’s super easy to do.

Upcycling an Old Painted Canvas

Here’s what I used:  (*affiliate links)

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Upcycling an Old Painted Canvas

  • Use a small flat head screwdriver* to remove the staples from the back of the canvas.
  • FYI…Some frames will come with staples in the corner to hold them together instead of glue.
    In that case, you have a decision to make. But because I wasn’t attached to the painting, I had nothing to lose.
  • Give the frame a light sanding with a sanding block*.

Upcycling an Old Painted Canvas

  • Paint or stain the wood to match your decor.
  • Rub the finished frame with a clear wax using a soft, clean rag.

Upcycling an Old Painted Canvas

  • Cut the calendar page a little larger than the inside of the frame.
  • To give the picture more stability and a finished look, I adhered it to a piece of chipboard before gluing it onto the back of the frame.
  • Glue the picture inside the frame using a strong adhesive. I like using Rapid Fuse Adhesive*. It is a quick-setting glue and very strong. It works well with paper.

Upcycling an Old Painted Canvas

I put my “New” framed print on my mantel with a couple of old pots for a fun, fresh Spring look.

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