Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Wooden Wall Art

It took me AGES to decide on an accent color for my bedroom.
I've got a gray and white room.
First I wanted to add yellow.
Then I thought about a teal/aqua, and stayed there for a while.
Then when I was re-doing my bathroom, I finally decided on yellow.

My walls are so bare in in my bedroom!
So I decided to make some artwork to jazz it up a little bit.

I was inspired by THIS artwork over at Young and Crafty!
I pretty much followed her directions, only added more dots.

Anyways, I had some wooden boards that were part of the shipping pieces for my washer and dryer.
They were pretty strong wood and needed a purpose now that their job of securing appliances was over.

Then I screwed in some small pieces of wood to the back.
I used 1 inch screws as this was what would go through the small pieces and into the large pieces of wood without going all the way through.
This was HARD!
That wood was TOUGH STUFF!
My poor power drill.

I painted the whole thing white.
Then I used a small paint brush and made some branches coming up from the bottom.
I didn't have any brown so I sort of made this reddish color.
It close to the color of the furniture in my room anyways.

I found these circle sponges at Walmart in the arts and crafts section.
It was a 10 pack and came with several of each size.

Then I got to stamping!
I used 2 shades of gray and 2 shades of yellow.
Then I was done!

I love how it turned out!
I think it's going to look great in the empty spot between my windows.

It really was easy to make!
I can't wait to hang it!
Well, as soon as I get some heavy duty stuff since this piece weighs a TON!

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Jesika said...

cute and in other news your pantry redo inspired me to reorganize my whole pantry! :)

Laina @ Vibrant Serenity said...

Wow Courtney, that turned out great! I love the colors!

Young and Crafty said...

I love, love, LOVE yours!!! The colors are great! Thanks for using me as inspiration :)

Carri said...

SO cute, I love the idea and how it turned out. Love it!

Thanks for sharing


Alison @ Oopsey Daisy said...

This turned out SO SO lovely! There's a great feeling to creating your very own art! Thanks for sharing this at oopsey daisy!

MOMentum said...

Love this. I'm pinning it. I have lots of empty space on my walls that need something unique. I'm your newest follower! Stop by and visit at http://feedingfourfood.blogspot.com.

Lisa said...

This is really pretty! Painting on the wood gives such a nice texture!

Balancing said...

this turned out great!

Chandra said...

Love simple little art projects and how well this one turned out. New to your blog and glad I found your little creative space on the web:D Happy Wednesday!

Betsy said...

Love this! I'm pinning it.

Zoe said...

I love this- I have been thinking of copying that piece I saw at Young and Crafty- love the colors you chose too!

Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon said...

Love this !!! Turned out fabulous!!! The colors are stunning!! Would love for you to link up to our Uncommonly Yours link party!

Bonnie @ uncommon

Just Jaime said...

Love the colors!

Janny said...

Love this! I have a thing for using wooden pallets as backdrops. I found you on Sassy Sites. I also linked up something on a wooden pallet- http://quelinda-crafts.blogspot.com/2012/02/stenciled-quote-on-recycled-pallet.html.

Julie E said...

I found you through Oopsey Daisy. This is such a great project! I'm following you now. I can't wait to see what other cool things you're got going on with your blog.

sara @ applestone drive said...

Love, love, love this. Saw you featured at Pincushion Creations. I love your color choices and all the dots! Great job!!

-sara @ applestonedrive.blogspot.com

stephanie g said...

Found your link from DIY Club. Very cute! You did a great job!

Gen said...

This has been on my to-do list since I also saw it at Young and Crafty I love how full yours turned out to be! Can't wait to get mine done now even more. Saw you featured at Pincushion Creations :)

The DIY Show Off said...

Super cute! I love your version! Great job!

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