Make your own inspirational wall decor to inspire you. Several months ago, I found a piece of plywood that someone discarded on the sidewalk! It’s long and thin and perfect for a wall. My wheels started to spin with all the possibilities of what I could paint on it for a wall decoration. I immediately grabbed it and stashed it in my living room for safe keeping.. you know, for later.
Fast forward to now (several months – post discovery), I’m ready to make this old scrap of plywood into the piece I envisioned.
When I found it, this scrap was completely clean. I brought it in, and all I had to do was take a wet cloth and brush any dust off. This is exactly where I plan on putting it. I plan on just leaning it against the wall. What do you think?
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Making Your Own Unique Wall Art Stencils
What Inspires You?
I decided to paint the scrap wood in white, my favorite color for my decor (mostly because it’s easy) and then I used some left over paint from my chalk paint project to paint in the letters from the stencils.
Due to the size of letters I needed (they need to be at least 5 inches to fill up the board), I decided to just create my own stencils. I found this amazing website called
Online.rapidresizer.com and then printed out my own large stencils. If you’re not into cutting out your own stencils then they also have a service where they’ll create one for you. The font I chose was Architect’s Daughter because it looked easy to cut out, it was pretty and simple, PLUS, I thought the name was pretty cool, too. 🙂
To the DIY Wall Decor
I applied 2 coats of BEHR- Paint & Primer In One in Blanco Ultra Puro to the front and back of the wood. I cut out my “stencils” and applied them carefully with frog tape and made sure it looked right. This took several tries and I measured to make sure that they were spaced out properly.
Then I used BEHR Paint & Primer In One in Marina Isle to paint them in!
I’ve also realized that I can use the back as well, since it’s still blank. So when I get bored of one word I can turn it around and use the other!
So? How do you think it turned out?
Don’t forget to pin to Pinterest!
DIY Wall Art- The Finished Product
What do you plan on making? Share below! 🙂