47"X47" Wood Board Wall Art
When we first purchased our home and I got all our things in and unpacked, the entry way was where I was stumped the most. Let me back up a bit, we had just moved out of my 2 bedroom downtown apartment, and my husband was just a year and a half out of his bachelors. We didn't have much, and what we did have was a little of this (something someone gave us) mixed with a little of that (something that we picked up along the way). So... my house was unpacked, and the entry way, the most important part of the house for decorating, was empty.
Just like everything I do, the perfect thing eventually just came to me: Wall Art. This thought was triggered from something I saw at Pottery Barn, but ended up nothing like it when I was finished. My husband did the math (again), and we began building this beautiful wall art.
I drew a picture and then pulled out my crayons and began coloring.
We made it with 1x3's and 1x4's for the top piece.
We used 2x2's for the frame.
For the frame we nailed the two boards that met together and then added corner brackets to hold the it securely. There was going to be a lot of weight added, so I wanted it to be very sturdy.
I painted my frame red, and then laid my boards on top just like in my colored picture. Then we began nailing them down. We started in the middle to make sure things stayed straight. I used large headed nails (that is my girly term for them). I wanted it to look tough and sturdy and also have some, (girly word) embellishments on the overall art piece. No manly carpenter would appreciate my terminology, I am sure.
Again, my favorite part of this project was making it look old and worn. I added some painted brown and black stripes, and then sanded it.
I didn't use any lacquer or finishing products. I liked the color it was, and I knew it wouldn't be getting banged and scratched up hanging on the wall.
When I finished I couldn't stop smiling. This project was hands down the most proud I have been with my end result. After we hung it, I kept going into the entry just to look at it and admire it.I can't wait to make one for my little boys room. I am thinking blues, browns and oranges. Won't that be darling?
I have had a couple orders for this wall art and would like to extended it to anyone else that is interested. It is pick up only for UT, Davis County. You can special order your piece and customize the colors.
This is a stunning piece for a home! I don't think any one person has walked into our home for the first time and hasn't commented on the piece as they come in. This piece has wonderful sense of uniqueness and bold coloring that lights up it's surroundings.
The price is $125 for a 47"X47" Wood Wall Art.
Please contact me at the polkadotumbrella(at)gmx.com.