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Hey everyone! Didn’t the weekend go by too fast? Well over the weekend we were busy repainting our guest room and I did a few extra little projects! One really fun one I worked on was re-creating and adding my own twist to Shabby Grace Blog’s DIY Wall Art. Remember about a month ago when I participated in a DIY Wall Art Blog Hop and I created a DIY Canvas Gallery Wall?
A few of us decided to take this one step further and create someone else’s DIY Wall Art and put our own twist on it! Hence, the DIY Wall Art Flip Flop! As I said earlier I wanted to recreate Sara from Shabby Grace Blog’s DIY Wall Art. She made this adorable shim wood arrow wall art. I loved how she broke the shim wood in half and it created point edges. I, unfortunately, did not have any shim wood so I had to be creative. I decided to make my arrow with paint sticks that I got at Lowes! I broke the ends off of the sticks and arranged them onto a piece of wood I had cut at Lowes. Some pieces had to be shorter than others so I had to break some sticks more than once to make it fit.
Here are how the paint sticks looked after they were all arranged and ready to be painted.
I loved the stained look that Sara used with the shim wood but I wanted to add a pop of color. I decided to spray paint the paint sticks and I used colors that I already owned. There were 18 sticks so I did 6 of each color. I didn’t have any rhyme or reason to what sticks got painted what color. I just decided to paint randomly.
The next step was to stain the wood that the sticks were to be laid on. I painted it with one of my favorite stains in the world, Java Gel Stain. It’s so easy to work with and I was done staining in literally 5 minutes.
I rearranged the sticks again in order to create the arrow. After the stain was dry I glued on the sticks with Elmer’s Wood Glue. After all the sticks were in place I set a few pieces of wood on top of the paint sticks so that it had some weight to help adhere the sticks to the piece of wood.
I was really happy with the final outcome and I’m so happy that Sara from Shabby Grace Blog inspired me to do this wall art! After finishing this piece though I’m wanting to maybe paint the mirror on my mantle and make some decor changes in that area. One project always leads to another project! 🙂
Now that you’ve seen my project please head on over to these lovely ladies’ blogs and see their transformations! Everyone in this group is so creative and I’m inspired by them daily! Have a great week everyone!