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

2 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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