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5 Creative Cover-ups with Canvas

My house was built in 1948 which makes her an old dame of 67 years. Only fair to expect a few wrinkles here and there.  So she is in need of some TLC.  Between school runs, day job and the dreaded thought of builders in my home I have come up with some creative ideas to cover up some horrors in my house.  Maybe you have them too!

Horror Number 1

The crack!

I have a crack through my bathroom tiles from the hot water pipe behind.
This canvas has hidden this problem without me having to re-tile and has also added warmth and texture to a stark white bathroom.
Tip – don’t hang a canvas directly over a bath or shower as the steam may affect its stretch on the frame.

Cracked tiles - Before
Beautiful Canvas - After

Horror number 2

DIY plaster jobs!

I covered up this bad attempt at plastering using a frame covered in fabric which complemented my kitchen décor (as opposed to choosing a printed canvas)

DIY - Before
DIY - After

Horror number 3

Unsightly DB (distribution) board!

We all have one and in old houses it always seems to be in the most awkward and obvious places.  At RapidStudio we offer a 4 cm depth frame as an option, which is great for covering DB boards.

Electrical Board - Before

Electrical Board - After

Horror number 4

Underfloor heating controller!

If your builder didn't plan to have this hidden behind a curtain, then it probably sticks out like a pimple on your wall as mine does.  Remember to choose the 4 cm depth frame.

Controller - Before
Controller - After

Horror number 5

Old fashioned features!

I have hidden this stained glass window behind a canvas.
This way it has not been damaged, so in the future it can be uncovered and appreciated again.

Funny window - Before
Funny window - After


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