Sunday, January 17, 2010

DIY Wood Wall Art

Large wall art pieces can often be expensive. But, if you're willing to do a little DIY work, they don't have to be. I love the look of 3-panel hangings over a sofa. So, I decided to make my own with a cherry blossom branch motif. Step one was planning my design out on graph paper.

Then I stopped by Lowe's and picked up a 2' x 4' piece of pine for ~$12. Once home, I used the table saw to cut it into my desired sizes.

Once cut, I used a sand paper block in a medium grade to soften up the rough edges.

Then I stained everthing a pretty dark walnut finish. Beautiful!

I searched for multiple pictures of cherry blossom branches and from there came up with my own design that I penciled onto the wood (no picture here- the pencil didn't show up). Then, I painted the design on with an interior latex paint. I did the branches first.

Then, I added the blossoms.

To finish it off, I painted on a clear protective glaze. I still need to attach hooks to the back to hang it on the wall, but that's it. I bought my paint and glaze in the mistint section, so I finished this entire project for less than $15. I can't wait to get it up on the wall!


pk @ Room Remix said...

This turned out great and I love the price! Not sure I could freehand as well as you did though. :-)

Jasmine said...

Amazing!! Love the price too!

prashant said...

This is the prettiest thing

Work from home India

Kishah said...

This is so cool!

Sarah said...

Oh I love it! I've got a scrap of wood just sitting in my garage and your project is just the inspiration I needed to get started.