Reclaimed Wood Wall Art

Hey there!  I am soooo excited to be the proud owner of the new Silhouette Cameo!  This thing is AWESOME ~ check out the first project I made with it!

See that wall art hanging over my couch?  That’s it:)  Here’s how I made it for $25 with my new Cameo!

I alternated 1×6’s with 1×4’s (mine were cut down to 40″).

To hold them in place, I wood-glued and nailed 3 1×3’s to the backside of the boards.  I followed up with one coat of Minwax Dark Walnut stain.

Now for the Cameo to do its magic (oooooo…ahhhhhhh)!!

The Cameo will cut through fabric, vinyl, cardstock, paper and more, up to 12 inches and 10 feet!  That’s right 10 FEET:)   I chose contact paper for this project because I just wanted a stencil.  I then chose a script font from my computer and began cutting:)

I dry brushed over the stencil with a cream-colored acrylic paint and my job was done!

Well…. after attaching this heavy-duty picture hanging kit on the back.  This isn’t super heavy but better safe than sorry;)  Now, mission complete!

This might be my favorite piece I have made for my house:)))  Thanks so much for stopping by!




  1. Blythe on November 5, 2011 at 2:48 am

    Great project. Thinking of buying a Cameo (currently have a Cricut). Saw you on TT&J and love your blog. About to become your newest followers. Check us out if you get a chance.

  2. Jenn on November 5, 2011 at 1:42 am

    Wow – creative idea!

  3. nicole on November 5, 2011 at 1:11 am

    oh my gosh, this is gorgeous! i’m stopping by from tatertots and jello and would love for you to stop by my blog and checkout the huge giveaway going on. xoxo nicole

  4. Ruth on November 5, 2011 at 1:04 am

    I love this. Turned out awesome. That is an awesome machine. I don’t have any vinyl cutting machines.


  5. jeanna on November 5, 2011 at 12:58 am

    Love the way it turned out… Really cool idea for DIY art…


  6. Make and Do Girl on November 5, 2011 at 12:28 am

    This is really cool! I love the effect. I’ve never actually heard of a Cameo, but ironically, have been wanting something that would do this exact thing. Thanks for the info!

  7. Brandi on November 5, 2011 at 12:05 am

    great work! love it! 🙂

  8. Diana on October 27, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    I love your blog. I started following your blog awhile back and I promote it on my blogroll. I myself started a decor blog just over a month ago. I hope you will check it out and, if you like it, please follow me to.


  9. Kelly on October 27, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    Beautiful! I have always been interested in these machines but never really investigated them much. You pushed me to look into them and I just placed my order. 🙂 I can hardly wait for it to arrive and use it. Thanks for the post.

  10. sally on October 27, 2011 at 5:05 am

    I LOVE It! The room is beautiful!!

  11. Crystal on October 27, 2011 at 3:45 am

    What the freaking crap!!! That is a totally awesome idea!!! Um hello, yes, I will be making this…lets see, number 67 on my project wish list…got it! (Oh yes, the no cameo machine may be a probably…never fear, where theres a will, theres a way!)

  12. Tonya on October 26, 2011 at 2:17 pm

    I love your creation! Its beautiful!

  13. Kristen516 on October 26, 2011 at 2:02 pm

    OMG it’s gorgeous! So simple yet……gorgeous!

  14. Jen on October 26, 2011 at 1:06 am

    I love your sign! It’s so simple but what an impact! I gotta get one of these machines. 10 feet?! My SD can’t do that!!

  15. Bethany on October 25, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    This looks awesome! Great job! 🙂

  16. Comeca on October 25, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    I love it!

    • Ashley on October 25, 2011 at 4:41 pm

      Thank you Comeca:))

  17. haley nicole on October 25, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    So i’m seeing EVERY blogger I’m following has gotten a new Silhouette Camo today, so my question is what are ya’ll going to do with your “old” Silhouette’s… I’ve been DYING for one (yet on college student budget couldn’t even get it at this awesome price) and could care less if its the new one or the “old” one 🙂 let me know if your planning to get rid of it/or sell it 🙂 THANK YOU!!!

  18. Ashley on October 25, 2011 at 2:29 pm

    Thanks so much Tanya!

  19. tanya @ make the best of what's around on October 25, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    so cute, yet so simple. it makes such fabulous statement in that room. love it 🙂

  20. Molly on October 25, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    This project is great! I’ve been contemplating purchasing a Cameo, this project and deal make me want to even more. Maybe I’ll treat myself 🙂
    Thanks for sharing!

    • Ashley on October 25, 2011 at 1:52 pm

      Thank you Molly!!! It’s a great way to treat yourself ~ and it will eventually pay for itself with all of the projects you can DIY:))

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