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. Summer Wallaert on May 20, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    This is gorgeous! Nice work, I might have to copy you! 😉

  2. Shanty2Chic on August 11, 2014 at 10:11 pm

    Yes, this couch was from Ashley Furniture! I bought it in 2009 but I think they still sell it.

  3. Laura M on August 11, 2014 at 11:54 am

    I love this!! And your entire living room – absolutely gorgeous! One question for you…would you be able to share what paint color you used on your hutch? It is so pretty! <3

    • Shanty2Chic on August 11, 2014 at 10:11 pm

      Hi Laura,
      I think I just emailed you about this. I don’t remember what the color was. I’m so sorry!

      • Laura M on August 11, 2014 at 11:14 pm

        No worries! Thanks for replying 😉 And thank you for all of the amazing inspiration! You ladies rock!

  4. Alex on August 1, 2014 at 11:28 am

    What kind of wood did you use, and how did you get that dark brown finish on the sign? the texture looks amazing. I am having trouble finding that type of finish.

    • Shanty2Chic on August 11, 2014 at 10:10 pm

      Hi Alex,
      I just used furring strips and pine. I don’t remember what color stain I used but one of our favorites is Dark Walnut by Rust-oleum. All of their stains are very rich!

  5. Ang Southgate on February 4, 2014 at 7:17 am

    Ashley, what type of wood did you use?

    • Shanty2Chic on February 4, 2014 at 7:31 am

      Furring strips!

      • Ang Southgate on February 4, 2014 at 7:34 am

        for the whole project?

        • Shanty2Chic on February 4, 2014 at 7:36 am

          The smaller pieces are furring strips the 1×6 are white wood.

          • Ang Southgate on February 4, 2014 at 7:41 am


  6. Ashley on October 31, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    Beautiful! What kind of wood did you use? Oak?

  7. Stacie Ballard on August 4, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    what font did you use for the word?

  8. vtousignant on April 1, 2013 at 6:26 am

    But you’re missing the point. “Reclaimed Wood” means something. Words have meaning. It looks cool but it isn’t what you’ve titled it to be at all. It makes it seem like you titled it that way just so you would show up on a search better. Is that really honest? I’m sure I will have a great day. I usually do.

    • Shanty2Chic on April 1, 2013 at 6:37 am

      It can be made from reclaimed wood. That’s the point. I had the idea and didn’t have reclaimed wood. A lot of people do and many don’t. It’s an idea! If I wanted it to show up higher in searches I would have named it something different! Again, have a great day:)

      • vtousignant on April 1, 2013 at 6:49 am

        Great. But I guess I just disagree. If it’s going to be called reclaimed wood then i would strive to get some. It’s widely available now, which is nice. You have a sharp looking blog though. I’m sure you are proud of it, as you should be. (Perhaps the insistence on having a nice day is bit overdone though. It seems kind of passive agressive.)

        • Shanty2Chic on April 1, 2013 at 6:51 am

          I don’t appreciate my integrity being questioned. To ask if I’m being honest is an insult. This project was done several years ago, before I knew a thing about search engine and titles. Have a productive day:)

          • vtousignant on April 1, 2013 at 7:09 am

            Here, respond to my email if you choose. I don’t want to sully up your blog anymore. victortousignant at gmail dot com But, there are some real issues here for those of us who work in reclaimed wood and I think you should be aware of them.

  9. vtousignant on April 1, 2013 at 5:54 am

    This isn’t reclaimed wood at all. You can’t go to home depot and stain some boards and think that you have somehow helped the environment by using reclaimed wood. Fail.

    • Shanty2Chic on April 1, 2013 at 5:58 am

      Hey Victor! It’s just the title of the piece. If you are that concerned about it build one out of reclaimed wood. BTW…I never mentioned anywhere that I thought I was helping the environment. You have a great day:)

  10. Lori on March 18, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    This is one of the first projects I found on Pinterest and immediately wanted to recreate! After a year or so of procrastinating, we finally finished it up and blogged about it, linking back to you. Thank you so much for sharing such an awesome project!

  11. melinda on February 4, 2013 at 10:31 am

    What font did you use for the love, what size is it? Thank you! it’s perfect!!

  12. Denise on January 1, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    Awesome!!! Your plans will keep me soooo busy this year!!! 😀

  13. SAM on July 23, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    I love your idea! I have a quick question. I am in love with your wire basket and flowers on your coffee table. Can you shed some light on where you got the basket and what kind of flowers those are? Thanks!

  14. Nina Marie♥ on July 6, 2012 at 3:30 pm

    I’VE been salutary praying to God with my whole heart and sole for one of these! I’VE been making my sign’s out of pallets but dealing with stencils and tracing then painting just takes the whole fun out of creating these beauties!! I know III t would be so much easier to use this machine! Great job and I love love you’re blog! Maybe soon I will be blessed with one! 🙂

  15. Amy on June 27, 2012 at 4:27 pm

    Love this. I have a cricut, what size font did you use???

  16. Josh Beaton on June 3, 2012 at 8:54 am

    What font did you use for the text on this project? If you don’t mind me asking.

  17. julie on May 31, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    Love this! Looks awesome….

  18. Josh Beaton on May 29, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    What is the name of the font you used for this project? If you don’t mind me asking.

  19. Sherry on May 4, 2012 at 11:47 am

    Hey! I just “revealed” my master bedroom where I copied your idea for above our bed! Thanks so much for sharing! I love how it turned out.

  20. talia douglas on April 30, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    Hi! Thanks for sharing this idea 🙂 I have made my own Love sign out of wood. I have featured you in my blog.

  21. Jenni on April 14, 2012 at 11:45 pm

    LOVE it!! I also love the color of your walls. What color/brand is it??

  22. Carly on April 6, 2012 at 9:42 am

    Just curious…do you use the cutting mat with your contact paper? I have been but it’s kind of a PIA. Just wondering! Thanks!

  23. Ten51 Design on January 17, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    Hi S2C! This is definitely a project I’m completing this year for our living room. I just love it. And it’s such an inexpensive way to get something large on the wall. We have vaulted ceilings and I’m really having trouble coming up with ideas for all the wall space. I’m not sure what word I’d like on my version yet… any other ideas besides Love? I’ll send a link as soon as it’s complete. I shared your great idea on our blog (hope you don’t mind)… We’re new to the blog world. Thanks so much for posting! – Friends at

  24. Julie on January 10, 2012 at 1:55 pm

    This is beautiful! I plan on creating one to hang in my living room. Such a great idea! Thank you for sharing.
    PS. Absolutely love your blog.

  25. Kristel on December 28, 2011 at 10:06 pm

    Love ti! Amazing the things we can do with a little reclaimed wood. Love the color, and the message 😉

  26. [email protected] on December 28, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    Love it! It works so well with your leather couch. Thanks for sharing and that Cameo looks like a great tool.

  27. Alyssa on December 3, 2011 at 10:59 pm

    Looks great! Now, completely off topic….I WANT YOUR COUCH! we have been looking all over for couches and as soon as I saw yours I now have a picture to help me track down what I want! If you know by chance the brand or how old it is, maybe where you got it, anything it would be so helpful! perhaps you could lift up a seat cushion and it would tell you everything on a tag! I would much appreciate it!

  28. She on December 2, 2011 at 6:04 am

    I absolutely love this! AND the overall look of this room! I’ve been searching for an Idea for over a year now & I finally found THEE ONE! Thanks for the great idea! ~Shen

  29. Pam on November 19, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    I would love to have this! Love your blog–thank you so much!

  30. Shannon on November 17, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    This looks amazing and I want to do this for my house ASAP! Question, what kind of wood did you use? Any particular type? Thanks!!!

  31. Lily on November 9, 2011 at 8:29 pm

    This is so simple looking but really beautiful.

  32. Brandy on November 9, 2011 at 4:19 am

    I LOVE the look of this. Exactly what kind of wood(s) did you use and where did you buy it? Thanks!

  33. Trudy on November 9, 2011 at 3:21 am

    Love this!!! I also love your wall color!!
    Would you mind sharing the name and brand of paint??
    This is he color I have been hoping to get on my walls for a long time but keep striking out!!

  34. Samantha on November 7, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    Oh my goodness, that looks amazing!! How clever, I love reclaimed wood projects. Thank you so much for sharing!

  35. Meg loop on November 7, 2011 at 2:31 am

    I just wanted you to know I made this today and I am in love! Thanks so much for sharing! I am a new follower.

  36. Amy @ Positively Splendid on November 6, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    This is just gorgeous, ladies! I hope you’ve had a great weekend!

  37. Michelle at Faith, Trust, & Pixie Dust on November 6, 2011 at 2:36 am

    Pretty darn cute! It looks really great with your other decor too.

    Warmly, Michelle

  38. theresa on November 5, 2011 at 11:49 pm

    This is awesome! I don’t have a cameo, but maybe if I kept the design simple enough, I too could have a cool sign hanging in my home! t.xoxoox

  39. Jamie on November 5, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    Amazing, love it!

    [email protected]

  40. Jamie on November 5, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    Beautiful. It goes perfect with your coffee table. I’m a new follower. Hope to see you at DIY Home Sweet Home.
    P.S. I have a link party every Monday and would love for you to link up all your projects.

  41. Courtney on November 5, 2011 at 5:59 pm

    I LOVE this! I would love if you would share this at the Crazy Cute link party happening at Between U & Me right now! I’ve got a totally awesome giveaway this week, too!
    OOH! AND, I’m your newest follower! 😉

  42. Chrissy on November 5, 2011 at 5:05 pm

    Gorgeous! I’ve been telling my husband I need old wood pallets so I can make something like this. I’m definitely pinning this idea (Pinterest!) so I can do it in the future! Thanks for the inspiration!

  43. Nikki on November 5, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    Visiting from TT&J. I love this project and cant wait to give it a try. Thanks for the instructions.

  44. Danielle on November 5, 2011 at 5:25 am

    I am in love with this. The cameo is really awesome! I love how together your living room is. So pretty:>
    I’d love for you to link this up to my linky party.

  45. 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.

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

    Wow – creative idea!

  47. 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

  48. 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.


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

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


  50. 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!

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

    great work! love it! 🙂

  52. 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.


  53. 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.

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

    I LOVE It! The room is beautiful!!

  55. 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!)

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

    I love your creation! Its beautiful!

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

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

  58. 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!!

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

    This looks awesome! Great job! 🙂

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

    I love it!

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

      Thank you Comeca:))

  61. 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!!!

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

    Thanks so much Tanya!

  63. 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 🙂

  64. 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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