Oct 11, 2010

Large Wall Art

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I made this over the summer, but never posted it. I was going to wait and finish a few more things in our family room. I just haven’t gotten around to them.

Layla from the Lettered Cottage shared this flag over the summer and I was inspired.

I had a sunburst I bought for this room, but it looked so small on this wall. I thought of attaching picket fence boards and put the sunburst on that. I love her painting technique of dipping a paintbrush in water. It gave the wood the perfect look.

Here’s how I made it.

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This was my first time using a miter saw. It is pretty easy to use. I figured out how long I wanted the pickets to be and drew a line where I needed to cut. These pickets were around a dollar each and I used 6 of them.

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To use the saw hold down the trigger and pull down.

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Put the board on the saw.

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Without holding the trigger button from the earlier picture pull down the blade and make sure it is lined up. Now you can cut.

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I painted these using Layla’s technique. I dipped my paint brush into the gray paint than I dipped it into my container of water and swished it around.

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We had these scrap wood strips leftover so we used them to attach the boards.

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We bought a picture hanging kit and than hung it up on the wall.

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I bought these sconces at Marshalls and sprayed them white. I’m not totally in love with them but I felt the wall needed more than just the art. I wanted a big chunky wooden hurricane sconce, but couldn’t find any that was in my budget that I liked. I might just have to make what I have pictured in my head.

Janet




Beyond The Picket Fence

5 comments:

Julie~ My Bella Home said...

Very creative!

Jess @ Frugal with a Flourish said...

I love this!! Beautiful work! Well done!

The DIY Show Off said...

Beautiful job! I'm just learning to use the saw too. The noise is the scariest part, waiting for it to get up to speed before cutting. It makes me jump every time! lol This turned out amazing - love that paint technique too. :)

Roeshel

Becky@Beyond The Picket Fence said...

Very cute. I recently made some art out of old boards too. Thanks for linking up to Beyond the Picket Fence.

Annika said...

You did a wonderful job! Found your blog from Remodelholic. And now I just have to ask, where did you get your fabulous blue couch??!!! Please answer on my blog or email, I'm seriously dying to know. Blue is my favorite!