DIY Wall Art
February 24, 2011 By
Happy Wednesday friends! So, I have a quick, easy and CHEAP wall art tutorial to share with you all:)
When I say quick I mean you can do this while you are doing laundry and cleaning the house:) When I say easy I mean anyone can do this:) and when I say CHEAP I mean I only paid $3.00 for the entire piece!
Here’s how you can do the same!
I started with a scrap 1×12 that I cut in half to make 2 21″ pieces. I didn’t pick the measurement it just happend that the scrap piece was 42″ long.
I then found a scrap 1×4 that I cut down to 2 pieces at 6″ and 1 at 21″.
It’s coming along…
Next, I painted the 1×12’s with Behr Cozy Cottage. I chose latex paint because I knew I would have to use a lot of spray paint to cover this large of a piece.
Next, I stained the 1×4’s with Minwax Dark Walnut. While the paint and stain dried I did laundry…not fun but efficient!
I used Gorilla Glue Wood Glue to attach the 2 1×12’s. I liked the way it was looking but it needed a little more..
I have tons of iron crosses packed away that I am not using to decorate so…. let’s try that!
Needs a coat of Rust-Oleum Blue Sky Spray Paint….
We have a winner but first a little distressing with my 3M sanding block…
I used Gorilla Glue Epoxy to attach the wooden cross to the board and the iron cross to the wooden cross.
I finished up with my 3M sanding block on the edges of the boards followed by Minwax Dark Walnut to enhance the distressed edges. I rubbed the excess stain all over the boards as well and here it is….
I hope you all like it! I will share a tutorial on how I am hanging it from the wall in my next post:) ~This is where the $3.00 expense comes in!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
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