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Sunday, 19 February 2017

Upcycling a Painted Canvas

I have been waiting to find one of these in an op shop for a reasonable price...
so last week when I saw this little beauty for $4, I snapped it up.

I have been seeing pictures of things made with old canvases that so appealed to me - such as covered chairs and journals, and lots of bags.

This is the work of Leslie Oschmann -

A journal cover by Swarm

You can see more here at atelierrueverte.blogspot.

I got to work yesterday to make my own version of a painted canvas bag, using some material from my stash for lining, and an old woven leather belt that never sees the light of day for the handles. 

I love how it turned out! It combines two of my loves - art and upcycling.
I'm not sure how well it will wear, but when it has finished being a bag, it will become a book cover.

Thanks for visiting.


  1. This is the first I've seen of upcycled canvases and I love it!!! Your bag is gorgeous. Now I want to find a canvas of my own to use. :-)

  2. That's lovely way to use an old canvas. I see them occasionally in op shops and now I know what to do with them! Love the journal cover and your bag:)

    1. Thanks Meg - it's fun repurposing things to give them a new life.


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