Skip to main content

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



Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Tip 9 : Aligning and Spacing in Rapidstudio

We often want to create a collage of photo's as a page design. Most of the time we are not totally confident in creating this type of layout in Rapidstudio, as you have to be accurate in your aligning and spacing of pictures. In this tutorial I will be explaining how to create a collage of pictures on a page, as it covers most of the alignment and spacing topics.
I hope this tutorial will help you realise your design intent more accurately and efficiently.
You will probably start with a page layout something similar to this

We are going to start with top row of pictures. The following explanation only refers to the top row, we will be dealing with the rest of the images a bit later.
First of all we need to move the pictures next to each other horizontally to see if they will fit in the "Safe Area" of the page. In this example the pictures are too wide and overlap the safe area horizontally. Please note that you will have to leave a decent amount of space between the safe …

Your Own School Holiday Photobook

The excitement is building! Small, crumpled notes are being passed around the classroom. Meeting places (for after school) are being discussed, as everyone is eagerly waiting for the final bell to ring. Books will slam shut and the school holidays will begin.
New holiday adventures are being planned, and many happy memories will be made. You may have something constructive planned for your children while they are on holiday. A hobby workshop maybe? Or they could be taking an art course, or going on a youth camp with their friends. Or maybe you are whisking them off on an adventure filled family holiday to discover new places.
Whatever your plans are for your children during the school holidays, it means that special memories will be made. And, what better way to capture them than by making your own school holiday photobook?
Just about everybody has a digital camera nowadays and so many pictures are taken of those special moments we enjoy while on holiday. Maybe, we want to share thos…

Here's How to Make a Photobook Online

In this digital age, there’s never any shortage of photos and images saved on our computers and cell phones. And, while it’s so easy to share with friends or browse through your online albums, sometimes you want a printed set of vibrant pictures to cherish those extra-special moments and memories. The photobook is today’s digital evolution from the old photo album to the online photobook website.
At RapidStudio we give you free access online to our photobook design software. So, you can create amazing, high-quality photobooks that we will print to your expectations. For photobook memories of a lifetime, presentation and creativity couldn’t be easier. Simply go to the RapidStudio website, choose your photobook, fill it with the images you want and lay them out in the way you want them. We guide you through each step. Online Photobook From choosing your pictures and selecting artwork to incorporating your own text and captions, we have simplified the photobook designing process into a …