There is a corner of my living room that has been sadly neglected for a long time. There is a weird half wall behind the majority of the sofa which makes hanging art seem really weird. I have tried a few different things including various versions of a gallery wall, photographs, paintings, etc. Nothing has seemed quite right until now.
I saw this picture on pinterest of a simple page from a book blown up and framed as a print. It would be perfect because it doesn’t fight with the art or the photographs on the opposite wall, and something vertical would fit the small wall section.I decided to make a semi DIY version for my own house. No crafting involved. I simply found the image that I wanted and ordered a print of it on a canvas. I found a great Canadian company called Canvas and Decor that prints on canvas and includes free ground shipping to Canada. I jumped onto picmonkey and made up my own version of the print with a quote from Roald Dahl.
I chose to add a color to the outside of the canvas, and the site allowed me to choose a custom color, so I matched it to the paint color I used on my interior doors, a dark grey color that I happened to already have the color code for. I am still debating if I am going to have Mick (my husband) add a wood frame to the outside so it looks closer to the inspiration picture.I was really impressed with how fast they had it made and sent out to me. I chose to do a matte finish and the 1.75″ thickness on my canvas. It also has a wire strung across the back which makes it really easy to hang, especially if you have a larger canvas size. I also love that I got to get the designer look of an art piece
How is that for a non crafting DIY version of a pinterest inspired art work?
Update: I have had a few requests for the high resolution file to make your own quote art, so I now have the file available for you. Download the file in a jpg or PDF format here. Please use this image for personal use only. If you want to share it with a friend please share the link to this post for them to download it for free as well.
Comments & Reviews
What is the Roald Dahl book? We love him too… 🙂
Its from the Minpins!
What font did you use for your book quotes?
I tried to download the file, but it’s empty. How can I download it?
I just updated the file (thanks for the heads up) and you just have to hit the down arrow button to download.
What size is this print? Can it be resized larger?
I have it saved as a PDF for an 8.5 x 11. What size are you looking for? Send me an email and I can send you a larger file. [email protected]
Kyra Hinton says
I love your farmhouse quote reproduction! I’m trying to make one for my own quote, and I was surprised when you said you did this on PicMonkey, since I’ve used that in the past, but for nothing this large. I’ve got 24×36″ frames. What size did you make it on PicMonkey, and what font size did you use that turned out so well?? Thank you!!
Pic Monkey has changed and is no longer free to use, which is frustrating. I would recommend trying Canva for a free option or adobe illustrator for a paid option. I designed the image and saved it as a jpg to upload it to be printed on a canvas, so I am not sure the exact text size it ended up but I would recommend a file size of 3000 x 4500 to print that large. I hope that helps!
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