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Wood and Wall Art

05 January 2011

Wood and Wall Art
contributed by Cul-de-Sac Chic

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.
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.


Champe@MyDesignGuide.com January 5, 2011 at 7:21 PM  

Love the scale of this installation. Even had you left the sconces their natural copper color it might have worked with the coffee table. Would love to have seen both options - fun. If ever we can help you visit us My Design Guide.com

Susan January 5, 2011 at 7:39 PM  

Oh I do love your wood art!! I believe it would have looked wonderful leaving the sconces the color they were, it would have added to the overall color scheme!

Meg and Mum's January 6, 2011 at 12:13 AM  

This is just breathtaking, I love it! You're very clever. Can't wait to have a look around your blog!
Megs :)

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