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Apply vintage tennis rackets to a canvas

Create a one-of-a-kind canvas suitable for any wall

Learn how to decorate a wall and make your bedroom stand out with a vintage tennis racket canvas. This decorative piece will make the room original and unique, without the heavy price tag.

WHAT YOU NEED

MATERIALS

- A construction adhesive (e.g UniBond One For All)
- A plywood board
- 6 vintage tennis rackets

TOOLS

- Metal ruler
- Cartridge gun
- Pencil
- Cloth

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Get the Materials

You will need a construction adhesive (e.g UniBond One For All), a plywood board, 6 vintage tennis rackets, a cartridge gun, a cloth, a metal ruler and a pencil.

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STEP 1

Preparation of the wall

Please ensure that the wall you will be sticking the vintage rackets to is rigid enough and  free of dust, grease and any other loose materials.

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STEP 2

Paint the board

Clean the board with a cloth to make sure it's entirely clean. Using a paint roller and tray, paint the wall on the front side in white and let it dry for 48 hours.

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STEP 3

Mark and position

Take the ruler and mark the racket placement along the plywood board. For a better positioning, draw light horizontal lines to make sure that they are parallel. Taking the extra time to do so will ensure a perfectly-aligned canvas!

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STEP 4

Glue the rackets

Apply construction adhesive (e.g UniBond One For All) to the back of the tennis rackets and place them on the plywood board, pressing and aligning them for a few seconds.  Repeat this process until you've glued all the tennis rackets and are happy with the appearance!

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STEP 5

Let them dry

Let the rackets dry for 24 hours before gluing the plywood board on the wall.

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STEP 6

Glue the plywood board to the wall

Apply beads of construction adhesive (e.g UniBond One For All)  to the back of the plywood, 10cm apart in vertical stripes. Then press firmly against the wall and twist slightly for full adhesion. 

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STEP 7

Enjoy it!

Enjoy your new decorative piece after learning how to decorate a wall! Consider adding similar or matching pieces throughout your room and create a theme! Add a point of light that will bright your new piece of art.

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