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Canvas Art: You are Loved, No Matter What

You are loved,  no matter what. This is a phrase I want my children to have cemented in their minds as they go throughout the hussle and bustle of their childhood days.  They will be challenged, hurt, worried, make mistakes, and have a whole slew of other emotions, but I hope and pray that they will always know of our love for them, and that there is a Higher Being who loves them, too.
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If you’ve been around my blog for a while, you are aware of my passion to decorate my home with pictures of our family, because I believe it sends a message of love to them. It also reminds them that they are a part of a family, we are a team. Shawni, one of my very favorite mothering blogs, has a similar sentiment about really thinking about what we put on our walls. She says, “I think we underestimate the influence of what we put on our walls. I better make what I have up there count.” Full post HERE.

I decided in addition to pictures splattered on my walls, I wanted to have more phrases and quotes for them to read to re-affirm what I want them to know. I’ve made small scripture prints in the kitchen, my next goal is the wall right in front of each toilet–when sitting, what else is there to do besides stare at it?!?

I made this HUGE canvas, and put it in a prominent spot–on the wall as the kids come down the stairs.  Do you remember when I repurposed giant frame tutorial? Inside it was a canvas, and I transformed that canvas into wall art.  My friend Chelon over at Chatty Walls made me a vinyl stencil, which I adhered onto the canvas, and painted inside.



I hung it up on the stairwell wall, so my kids would be sure to see it each time they came down the stairs.


The shot above is taken from the stairwell as I watched my little one practice her dance “show.”

Below is the view from upstairs…


Our family portraits taken last summer in California in the vintage window frames.


After it was up, I was surprised how much I noticed it from all over the house. Good. It’s what I wanted;)

I’d love to hear some great quotes you have up on your walls, or something for me to think about putting in my bathrooms!


Kristen Duke

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  1. I LOVE that!! Seriously, LOVE it. And you have a beautiful house! How much did this cost you to make?

  2. I love this quote! I have a similar one that says “forever for always and no matter what”. But my favorite quote we have in our house comes from my husband’s grandpa, “remember whose you are”. All through high school my seminary teacher used to release us by telling us to remember who we are and what we stand for. Well my hubby’s grandpa always told his grand kids a similar saying but reminding them of whose they are. His grandpa passed away a few years ago so this saying holds a special place in our hearts.

    • Kristen Duke says:

      I love that idea, Taryn! I have known Remember Who you Are, but like the little twist from your hubby’s grandpa;)

  3. I absolutely love love love how it turned out! Thank you so much for sharing.

  4. That is SOOO cute, Kristen!!

    I love, LOVE it!


  5. Love it!! It’s beautiful. I have been thinking about putting up more “word” signs, you just gave me the motivation to do so!!

  6. Awesome!

  7. Looks beautiful Kristen and inspiring to read each time you come down the stairs, great job and thanks for sharing the process with us all.

  8. The art looks wonderful just as your thought. Thanks for the share. I really appreciate it.

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  10. Kristen-

    I absolutely love this & I want to make it exactly like yours. I was on chatty walls (which I love) & because they have so many great fonts; which one you used or if you used 2 different fonts. Do you remind giving me the exact details for your canvas:you are loved.

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