I bought a wall decal (this one) from Amazon.com with the plan to stick it to the wall. However, after I thought about it and the constant need to have to change the wall colors...I decided to create a piece of wall art instead.
I grabbed a few pieces of scrap wood and set out to build a flat surface to use. I then added a 1"x2" (mitered corners) strip of wood around the edge to frame the boards.
See the back:
Then I painted the boards and frame with a sandy-yellow color paint. When it was dry, I sanded some raw spots and roughed up the edges. After I wiped the dust, I glazed with Jacobean stain and wiped and rubbed to create an aged look. I attached a simple hanger on the back:
Here is the finished project: