Are you guilty of hanging canvas art with no frame? (Yup, my hand is raised.) There are no longer any excuses for this behavior once I show you How to Quickly & Easily Frame Canvas Art. If you want to remain frameless and oblivious, close your browser now. For the rest of us, behold how easy it is to frame canvas art! Ready to get framing?
We have a painting in our dining room that I love. It was created by my husband’s grandmother. I will always appreciate that I had the opportunity to meet her when she was still alive. She discovered she liked paining much later in life. Being an art major myself, we would frequently talk about art when we got together. At the time I was a tight brushstroke and detail oriented painter, but I longed to loosen up and paint more abstract paintings. For this reason, I cherish this painting she made. Of course, you probably wouldn’t realize it by its state of framelessness.
Gasp! Raw canvas edges. . . how could I leave it naked for so many years? In my defense, if you look at the painting straight on from across the room, you can’t see those edges. I know, that’s a lousy excuse.
Let’s go ahead and cover those raw edges and end my shame right now. I had some leftover Timberchic planks from my pantry project that I was able to use for this project. (Disclosure: I was provided with the Timberchic planks for free in exchange for mention in my pantry project.)
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- Timberchic end caps (or 1/4″ x 1″ balsa wood)
- Double-stick adhesive or brad nails (if not using Timberchic panels)
- Brad nailer (if not using Timberchic panels)
If you are using Timberchic panels (or scrap 1/4″ material), measure the width of your canvas. Add about 1/8″ to the measurement.
Rip the panels to the desired width. (I used 1″ widths)
Line up one edge of your wood slat with the bottom of your canvas. Mark the other side of the canvas and cut the slat to size. Repeat for the top of the canvas.
Remove the adhesive backing and secure the slats to the top and bottom of the canvas. (Or use brad nails.)
Line up another slat against the side of your canvas. Mark to the edge of the previously secured slats.
Cut the side slats and secure to the sides of your canvas. (Use brad nails or adhesive tape.)
All done! Hang up your framed canvas proudly.
That looks much better.
To be truthful, the slats won’t line up perfectly if you use the adhesive tape. But, no one is looking that close.
When compared to the before. . .
. . . that after looks much more finished. Am I right?
Do you have any canvas artwork that needs a little finish framing? Can you think of anything easier than this method?