Distressed Wall Art

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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:


9 comments:

  1. I love this quote, its definately worthy of its own frame. Great job :)

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  2. Love your wall art. I like this so much better than simply applying the decal to the wall.

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  3. Great wall art! I love that you can move anywhere in your house without having to peel and stick vinyl a hundred times!

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  4. Thanks for taking the time to post your kind words. I love this quote too and wanted to keep it for many years.

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  5. This is fantastic! I have been eying a spot in my living room that would be perfect for some vinyl lettering but was trying to think of how I could not put it on the wall itself because that is just too committed for me! I toyed with the idea of putting it on some wood but hadn't really figured it out and then I saw this!!!

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  6. I agree with you completely Candace. Plus, when you paint, you don't have to worry if it will restick to the wall.

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  7. Nanciscruffydog10/13/11, 7:50 AM

    Love it! What size screw do use to connect the boards in the together from the back side & do you glue also?
    Thanks!! xo

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  8. @Nanciscruffydog I used 1.5" screws and I didn't use glue since it was just hanging on the wall. You could also nail the frame to the board with small nails if you prefer.

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  9. I love how you framed it! I did the same with a word decal that I bought but just on a piece of distressed painted plywood. I must add a frame to it...makes it look so much more finished. Thanks for sharing.

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