Meanwhile, I needed something for a big blank wall in our breakfast nook. I wanted to put up wallpaper on one of the walls, but I've heard that can be a beating. Instead I opted for a blank canvas with a quatrefoil pattern on it. I downloaded the stencil pattern from The CSI Project and then used my cricut to cut it out on stencil paper I picked up at Hobby Lobby. If you don't own a cricut, you can buy wall stencils at Hobby Lobby. My HL didn't have a pattern I liked, plus they were $20+ and I only had one coupon that was going toward my canvas. Stencil paper was only $4 and I spent $14 on my canvas. Here's how it went down:
My stencil was only 12"x12"--so this took a while. I also used cheap acrylic paint, so I had to go back over it three times. Next time I'll use better quality paint.
I was happy with the end result and plan on hanging it over a buffet in our breakfast nook. More pictures to come after I hang and decorate around it.