Random Ramblings: WOOD WALL ART

Saturday, April 5, 2014

WOOD WALL ART

I have to admit I don't really know what to call this thing lol.  I saw something similar and much smaller on pinterest and I was determined I was going to make my own for the wall in the living room.  Ever since Jacob suggested we add turquoise to the living room I have been all about adding it any way that I can.  
I took my favorite cheap wood to work with... fence boards. 
 I cut them each to 24 inches long.
I used straight edge boards on all except the board I wanted to be turquoise.  
I stained the boards with some paint and water mixture.  I used a bunch of combinations of browns and blacks for the dark ones and turquoise for the single board.
I stained them and let them dry over night.
I laid out the boards how I like them and nailed them to a smaller board across the back on both the top and bottom.
Then I already knew I wanted the dandelion but I wasn't sure on the saying, so I just googled dandelion sayings and found this one that I really liked.
I cut them all out with of course, my silhouette cameo.
( I will never get tired of talking about how much I LOVE this machine ).
I then attached the cut vinyl to my transfer paper and laid it out where I wanted it on the board.
I pressed really firmly and peeled away the vinyl backing very slowly.
After that I went over the entire vinyl area with my scrapper to make sure it was good and pressed in.
I coated the entire thing with a few coats of mod podge to make sure it was all set in and let that dry overnight.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE how it came out.  I knew exactly where it was going to be hung in our living room.  Since Jacob moved the tv to over the fireplace I have wanted something to go about the tv stand on that wall.  It is PERFECT right there.  I love it so much.  I know I made it but it makes me so happy to say I made that piece of art hanging on our wall.
I love the one board in turquoise, it just gives that pop of color that I love.


I have to admit I think this is one of my ALL TIME FAVORITE things I have ever made.  It makes me smile everytime I look at it hanging on our wall.  
ENJOY THE JOURNEY!!
It reminds me to not stress over everything and truly enjoy the journey of life.  Well it is something I am working on at least.  :)  

~NICOLE

3 comments:

  1. This is such a great statement piece. Love the pop of turquoise and the way you positioned the boards.

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    1. Thank you Kim. :) I think that pop of turquoise just makes it complete. :)

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  2. Mark wraps up the electrical connections to keep the damp out and we go through the dry goods area to check for expiration dates. We always keep some food, drinks and sundries in the camper because it doubles as our earthquake preparedness kit. safety fence

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