I hope you all had an awesome Memorial Day weekend! I had a great time with my fam, and also managed to throw a little something together for my living room! Here is my DIY Wall Art I made from wood shims!
How fun is that??
This is really simple!
I started with a 2′ x 4′ piece of plywood like this…
I kept mine this size and didn’t trim it down at all.
I bought a couple packs of wood shims from Lowe’s. ** There are two sizes of wood shims. The ones photographed are smaller shims, but I used the LONGER shims for this project. I somehow managed to forget a good photo, but this is what wood shims are and they can be found in the lumber or trim aisle.
I drew a line down the center of my board to mark the middle. I laid my shims down like this and rotated the direction they went after every 2 shims. Shims are thicker on one end, so this gave it a really fun, textured look.
I used my Ryobi AirStrike Nailer and Gorilla Wood Glue to attach them to my board.
I ran the shims off the shorter edges like this. I wanted to make sure my whole sheet of plywood was covered.
Next I used my Ryobi Battery Jig Saw to trim off my extra edges! This part was simple because I just followed the line of the plywood!
I used 1×3″ furring strips to trim my edges. I did the short sides first and then the longer sides.
At this point I gave the whole thing a coat of one of my favs…
Rust-Oleum Ultimate Wood Stain in Early American
I knew it would be a booger to get into the gaps once I trimmed the top so I went out of order!
Finally, I added 1×2″ furring strips to the sides to cover my rough edges like this!
I stained those pieces and let them dry before I distressed it a bit! I use my Ryobi Corner Cat finish sander to distress the edges…
Once again… Another amazing tool that you need to add to your line up! This guy is GREAT for giving things a distressed edge in seconds. And… It runs on that same battery as the drill too! LOVE.
I added some D-Rings to the back of the finished art and hung it up! Make sure to add an anchor in the wall if you can’t attach to a stud.
Here are a few more pics!
Hope you LOVE it as much as I do! I would love for you to share and PIN this baby below!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Let me know if you have any questions at all!