Monday, October 5, 2015

DIY Fall Wood Art

Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a great weekend, ours was very low key which was exactly what we've needed after a few hectic ones!

Last week when I shared our Fall Home Tour I promised that I would be back this week to share the tutorials on some of the DIY items that I made this year. Today I'm sharing the art that I put in the mudroom.

I began by printing out "Fall" in a font that I liked on cardstock. I then cut it out and laid it on a piece of scrap wood that I had in the garage.

The next part took two hands so I didn't get a picture, but I basically held the letters down as I painted around them with a foam brush. I held the paper down firmly to prevent bleeding. I still ended up with a little bit of bleeding but as you'll see it isn't really noticeable after the sanding step.

Once the paint dried, I went back over the entire thing with one of my favorite wood stains, Provincial by Miniwax.

I didn't let it sit for long, I used a rag to wipe it off right away.

I let it dry for about 30 minutes and then went over everything with a rough sandpaper. I like how the white came through in some parts and the natural wood in others.

It was after this step that I stood back and noticed that something was missing. So I cut out some leaves from a piece of burlap and hot glued twine around the edges of each leaf.

Since this made everything off centered, I just cut off the excess wood on the right and it was perfect! I didn't stain the end because I ended up liking the way the raw edge looks.

It has the perfect rustic charm that I was looking for. 

Obviously it doesn't sit on our dining table everyday, I just wanted to show you what it looks like it sunlight!  I nailed a sawtooth hanger on the back and hung it in our mudroom.

Where it fits perfectly :)
It was super easy and only took a few minutes to make (minus dry time).  And since I already had all of the supplies it cost me $0.  The best kind of art!
I'll be back on Wednesday to share the next project.  See you then!

Linking up to these awesome parties!

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  1. This really turned out lovely and looks so great with your framed monogram! "Free" art is the best kind ... Especially when it looks that great!!

    1. Thank you so much Carolyn! I must say, I completely agree :)

  2. What a lovely fall sign. So simple and the result look amazing.

  3. Cute! Such a cool idea. I actually kind of like it as a table centerpiece, too! Though it does look perfect on that wall. :)

    1. Thank you Whitney, it was tempting to keep there but I knew that my 2 year old would mess with it too much at mealtime haha

  4. It turned out so cute! I love it. Thanks for linking up to This is How We Roll linky party!

    1. Thank you and thank you for hosting an awesome party :)

  5. Angela!! Thank you so much for your Fall Decor Inspiration!! I love what you created and I hope it is ok that I shared it with my friends here
    xoxo Karla

    1. Thank you Karla, I really appreciate it! I'm so glad you liked it :)

  6. This is cute - I really like it above that shelf - fits perfectly..

    Carole @ Garden Up Green


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