I have been wanting to hang a picture up of the Temple James and I were married at in Newport Beach, California for a while now. We have a great picture we got for our wedding of it, but it doesn’t go in our current place. I wanted something really clean and modern looking. A few months back I came across this tutorial on Little Green Notebook and thought it was perfect, just what I was looking for! And I love when you can do it yourself (and for cheap!). I switched mine up a bit from Jenny’s and used a canvas instead of foamboard since I was making mine smaller than hers. Plus I love a good canvas! I got this canvas for $8 at my local art supply store.
I googled vintage looking pictures of the Newport Beach Temple. Once I found one I liked I resized it in photoshop to fit my canvas and changed it to black and white to give it the vintage feel I wanted. I saved the image to my USB and took it to FedEx to have them print it. They print the black and whites on their blueprint machine and depending on the size of our picture it will cost $2-4 dollars. Mine was only $2 since my picture was 16″ by 20.” They can print them much bigger though.
I used spray glue to put my picture onto the canvas. I thought it would hold better than the double stick tape Jenny used on hers, but if I had to do it over again I think I would have gone with the double stick tape like she did. Would have been easier with the same result. Sweet husband helped me glue it down in our hallway.
Next was painting the edges. I choose a bright orange (even though it looks red in pictures). I love it, it gives our place a fun but subtle pop of color!
Painting complete! Hanging up in our bedroom area.