Modern Farmhouse Living Room Spring Refresh

May 4, 2020

cotton bolls canvas wall art farmhouse decor
After our living room remodel was finally finished, I was super happy and couldn't wait to start decorating it in French farmhouse style. I've subtly refreshed the look over time and I took great pleasure in being able to refresh it again this spring with a new, more modern farmhouse style. And it all started with a new wall canvas from Photowall as the focal point. Be sure to read to the end of this post for your 25% off code!

This is a sponsored post. I was provided the canvas wall art from Photowall for review, but all opinions are my own.

Photowall contacted me and asked me to review one of their many products, either:

1. wall murals
2. designer wallpaper
3. canvas prints
4. framed prints or
5. posters.

It was difficult for me to decide which product to choose, but I ultimately ended up choosing one of their canvas prints. While I already had a canvas print hanging over the couch in the living room, I was thinking it was time for a change. So this offer from Photowall was perfect. While they have an incredibly large number of images to choose from -- 14,900 just for their canvases alone -- I narrowed it down to one neutral piece of farmhouse art that I knew would work well in our farmhouse living room.

I've always been partial to cotton bolls. I think they add a rustic touch with their neutral colors, as well as texture. I love cotton bolls so much I even learned how to make DIY cotton bolls myself. They were a huge success (one of my most popular tutorials) and I've been displaying them around the house for years. So it was no surprise that the canvas I chose was -- you guessed it -- cotton boll wall art! Once it was ordered (super easy) there was nothing left to do but wait.

recyclable cardboard packaging tube

It arrived super quickly, in this long, narrow cardboard package. One unique thing worth mentioning about this canvas is that it didn't arrive already put together. You have to put it together yourself, assuming you order a frame (you can just order a canvas without the frame as well). While I was a bit nervous about having to do it myself, I managed to get the job done. I found it most helpful to watch Photowall's instructional video explaining how to do it.

canvas wooden frame L brackets screws hanging hardware

The package included an environmentally-friendly canvas (seen here rolled up in brown paper), four pieces of wood (one hundred percent recyclable wooden frame) with pre-drilled holes, four L brackets with matching screws, and hanging hardware. The wood pieces have 3M strips attached to them so that you can "glue" your canvas to the frame.

 Printed assembly instructions were also included. 

Here's the back of the canvas after I finished putting it all together. You can see the three "L" brackets that were screwed into the wood, with four screws each, to hold the frame together. I found it a bit tricky to line up the wood pieces perfectly at their corners, so in the end the pre-drilled holes in the wood did not match the holes in the last "L" bracket (for me to put the screws through). But even with just three brackets completed, the frame was super-secure and I had no problem leaving it as is, without the fourth bracket.

 Here's a close-up of one of the "L" brackets after it was screwed in.

Here's a side view of the canvas, showing you its depth (approx. 1 1/4" deep), and how nicely the canvas material actually wrapped around the frame.
felt pad frame buffer

TIP: For this and for all my wall art, or anything I hang on my walls for that matter, I routinely attach felt bumper pads like the one above to the back of the piece on all four corners so as to protect the wall from scratches and dings. You can get these felt pads from the Dollar Tree. They come in all shapes, colors and sizes, depending on your need.

Photowall canvas wall art cotton boll picture floating shelf

Here it is, up close and personal, and I'm in love! It's the perfect shape for the space, and the perfect size for the floating shelf we had already installed. (My canvas is 27.56" x 19.69".) It's farmhouse decor at its best. Serene, subtle, and simple. Just the vibe I was going for in spring.

living room coffee table side table couch pillows fiddle leaf fig canvas art
It's always difficult to get a good photo of our living room due to the two large windows on either side of the couch. Even with the blinds pulled down and the sheers pulled closed, the light is overwhelming and creates shadows that are hard to eliminate.

White slipcovers are perfect for spring and summer, as are the faux pastel flowers, greenery and pastel pink pillows. 

white slipcover couch pink pillow canvas wall art

ironstone pitcher spring faux tulips white couch

On one side table is my deconstructed book bundle ("Be Still and Know") and galvanized farmhouse pitcher filled with cotton bolls and pussy willows.

fiddle leaf fig tree basket side table lamp

On the left of the couch is my fiddle leaf fig tree which has been growing just beautifully. It's sitting in one of my DIY stenciled and repurposed thrift store baskets. The lamps are also from Goodwill.

English ivy plant farmhouse measuring pitcher

I got the pillow covers from Ikea last year.

Ikea pink linen pillow cover ties

ironstone pitcher spring faux tulips white couch

 Photowall canvas wall art cotton boll picture floating shelf

I want to thank my friends at Photowall for allowing me to experience one of their great products. I also want to offer you a 25% discount on your next purchase from them! The discount is good for one month, or until June 4th, 2020. Just use discount code kathleenashton2020 to get your 25% discount!

Well, that's it for today, friends!

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  Modern Farmhouse Living Room 
Spring Refresh
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My thrift store addiction said...

Your living room looks refreshed and spring-ready--so pretty!

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