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DIY Wall Art ~ Chevron and Burlap

Hey there!  I’m still working on my guest bathroom this week!  The last few weekends I have painted the walls, framed the mirror and built a towel hook.  I put together this fun Chevron Wall Art this weekend and it was inexpensive, quick and easy…SCORE!

DIY Wall Art

Here’s how I made it for about $15!

I purchased 1.5 yards of burlap and unfinished MDI letters at Hobby Lobby.   With a coupon for the burlap and the letters at 30% I only spent about $7 total!

plywoodNext, I bought a 2×4 sheet of 1/4″ plywood for about $6 from my local hardware store.  I cut this board down to 46″ x 18″.  I eye-balled the dimensions based on the MDI letters and the space I needed it for.  I used a latex paint that I had matched to the trim in my house to paint the plywood and MDI letters.

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I cut the burlap down to 43″ by 15″ and made the Chevron stencil with my Silhouette CAMEO.  How to make a stencil with the Silhouette.  I just used a Chevron print and sized it the thickness I wanted and cut about 4 pieces over and over until it covered the burlap.

spray paint a stencilNext, I took it outside and sprayed about 3 coats of Rust-Oleum Summer Squash spray paint all over!

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furniture nailsI laid the burlap in the center of my plywood and hammered a furniture nail into each corner.  I purchased a small box of these at my local hardware store for about $2.

glueing down wood letters

Now it’s time to add the letters!  I used Gorilla Glue Epoxy to attach each letter.  I put a large amount on the back of each letter and placed them directly onto the burlap.

how to hang a pictureI used picture hanging wire and brackets to hang her up on the wall.  I purchased this kit a while back at my local hardware store and it has lots of fun hanging brackets. You can use any picture hanging bracket but I do suggest anchoring a screw into the wall for extra security!

That was it!

how to make a sign

Chevron Tutorial

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A large wooden sign for $15 and about an afternoon of work:)  This bathroom is very small and with no windows it can feel very dark.  I love how the white accents and this sign help to open it up and give it light!   Thanks so much for stopping by!

~Ashley

Recent guest bath projects:  Towel Hook, Painted Walls and Mirror Frame

 

9 Comments

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  2. Kris on October 11, 2012 at 11:04 am

    Just beautiful! Very talented.

  3. Julie Rohde Gedde on July 31, 2012 at 8:19 pm

    I think that this is such a beautiful piece. It is such a wonderful idea. I bet you have the prettiest house ever 🙂 I seem to love everything you do!!

  4. Cathy Anderson Burnett on July 17, 2012 at 7:17 am

    This looks so easy and fun! Thanks for sharing. I just bought two yards of burlap yesterday but haven’t decided what I want to do with it yet. Thanks for the inspiration.

    • Shanty2Chic on July 17, 2012 at 7:29 am

      Thank you Cathy! Send us pictures if you make one:). We can share with our Facebook friends;)
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  5. [email protected] on July 16, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    I LOVE this!! I have been re-doing my kids bathroom and it needs something big and fun…might make something like this!

    • Shanty2Chic on July 17, 2012 at 7:28 am

      Thank you Alicia! Send us pictures when you are done so we can share with our Facebook friends:))
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  6. Tara @UrbanHoot on July 16, 2012 at 10:38 am

    You are so stinkin creative! I always look forward to what you are going to do next!

    • Shanty2Chic on July 17, 2012 at 7:27 am

      Aww thank you Tara;))

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