Hey friends! Happy Monday! What did you do over the weekend? The engineer and I collaborated on a DIY wall art project, and I am so excited to share our results with you!
For a long time, we’ve had framed photos of our kids hanging above our couch in the family room. While I love my children, and I love photos, I was ready for something different. Choosing art is VERY difficult for me, because I don’t like most of it. 😉 I prefer graphic patterns and typography over landscapes and still-lifes.
We had plenty of barnwood taking up space in the garage, so I started with that. Our barnwood was pretty “weathered”, so we flipped it over and used the smooth-ish side. I assume that this side was on the inside of the barn?
The engineer lined up three pieces, trimmed them to four feet long, and attached them to each other with a couple scrap pieces of 1×2’s. A couple of hanger thingies were attached to the 1×2’s. He loves it when I talk like that. 😉
I painted the wood with paint leftover from our faux shiplap wall, Polar Bear by Behr. After that dried, I used the Kerala Stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils and a small sponge roller to add some of my favorite charcoal gray (Cracked Pepper by Behr).
I think it looks like a graphic quilt pattern, don’t you?
Next I sanded it well to soften the color and distress it a bit, and turned the project back over to the engineer for hanging.
I love it with the Perspective 27 peace arrow above!
If you’d like to try this project for yourself, you’ll need the following supplies:
Paint. A base color and an accent color for the stencil. (this is my favorite high quality and affordable paint)
Wood. Barn wood, scrap wood, new wood; your choice.
If you love my modern farmhouse DIY wall art, please share!
DIY modern farmhouse style wall art. Create this family room focal point with some scrap wood, paint, and a stencil.
Let me know what you think in the comments, I’d love to hear your feedback and ideas! Thank you so much for visiting Reinvented!