Blank canvas = cheap custom home decor #Decor & Decorating July 6 | Megan Finley meganfinley When I first met that guy I married, he would often disappear for hours to go play with this ENORMOUS canvas that he unfurled in the alley way behind his apartment. He would then take turkey basters filled with paint and go all Jackson Pollack on this canvas. Years later we found the canvas in the back of a closet. It was way too large to display as art in our apartment. But, with a lot of help from my mother hemming and ironing and hanging, we made these awesome custom curtains out of the canvas. With the rest of the unused canvas, we created a custom headboard. This was just for a short time while we used our office for a guest room, so we only hung it up with thumb tacks. But if this were to be permanent part of your home decor, it'd be beyond easy to mount it on a wooden board. Maybe even add some padding to make a cushioned headboard! If Jackson Pollock isn't your style, you could always paint a classic headboard shape on a piece of canvas. OR, if you're good with a needle and thread, you could embroider one. Blank canvases = cheap home decor that can be ANYTHING you can imagine, much like the suggestions in our ephemeral wall decor post. So what would YOU turn your blank canvas into? Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Megan Finley Megan Finley is the Associate Publisher and Editorial Overlord. When she's not slaving away for the Empire, she's sharing her dork side on her own blog. @meganfinley @meggyfin PREVIOUS Let's dream about sleeping porches NEXT We live above the freeway: how can we cultivate quiet? Show/Hide comments [ 4 ] My husband and I are getting ready to use some drop cloths for curtains in our new place! I haven't decided what to do with them yet. There's a good chance they'll get painted somehow. I can't wait to submit pics Reply Omg PLEEZ submit zee pics! Reply I'm counting on it! We're moving into my dream house in 2 weeks. Would you be interested in doing an evolving-house type feature as we get settled and get everything together and painted? There is so much to do and I'm so excited about it! 3 agree Reply ooh! I want to make cushions for our garden/yard chairs until I can paint them -this could be a plan Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy.