This was super cheap and turned out totally awesome!! I forgot to take pictures of the paint process but I will try to walk you through it!
So originally I had just this hanging in my living room and if you can’t/don’t have access to power tools you could go this route! I took a canvas drop cloth that was like $7 at Menards. I cut it down to a manageable size and then I sewed all four sides back. I left a little 3 inch over hang on the top size (folding back) so I could screw it into the wall. I then sealed the front side of it with oil based primer. I found some paint they had in the miss tint section for $.50 and grabbed a few colors I liked. I poured paint generously just on the left side of the canvas. I kind of made zig zags and dots because I have been digging the ikat patterns lately. I then folded the right side of the canvas onto the left and pushed it down so the color would smush to both sides. I did this a couple of times to get the look I wanted and then let it dry. I hung it up and it just didn’t look right. It sat there for a couple of months and I realized I was on something when I sewed the sides because they were definitely not straight! And it had a lot of wrinkles. If I were to do it again I would of ironed it before I painted! So I took it down and ironed the back which work pretty well considering I was ironing paint.
Anyway, I decided to make a frame for it. It is huge. Like 4ft X 5ft. I used old (free) fencing that was pretty wide and ripped off four slots. I then measured and cut them at a 45 degree angle. Then I biscuit joined my four corners, but since it was so big I ended up bracing it across the back.
I then held it up and decided the frame needed paint so I painted it grey and then stapled the canvas to the frame.
Here it is up close. I did use some metallic paints and like the way it pops.
I really love it framed and it just looks finished now! If you are interested in doing this and need more specific directions let me know. For less than $15 how could you not? Let us know what you think and happy painting!