Saturday, March 16, 2013

Plywood and Wall Stickers

Let me start off by saying that I am not an artist, well not in the professional, super fantastic way.  I am an amateur at best and basically just let my mind TRY to tell my hand how to do things.  Nothing EVER comes out the way I want it to, even so, whatever transpires still impresses me. :)

Purchasing artwork can be very expensive, so I generally make my own these days when I need to "fluff" my nest (which is quite often).  My most utilized materials include blank canvases (you can get a steal of a deal when Joann has them on sale) and fabrics.  For some reason I felt the need for something "new" on my walls.  A few months ago I was looking through the cut plywood section of Lowe's while hunting down some peg board and discovered these cheap medium-ish squares that I thought would be perfect for some kind of homemade art.  My only problem was how and what would I paint on it, or even maybe glue to it?  Then it hit me....wall stickers!  Wall stickers are awesome and the only artistic prowess you need is where to place them....yes please!  I actually have a whole tree of these little gems in my daughter's room that wasn't horrible to put up thanks to my sister in law.   I will admit to having trouble with other types that pealed and just plain fell off in a short amount of time.  Now, I AM willing to admit that this could very well have been user error....but I'm not 100% sure about that!  

What I did with each one of these pieces is use craft paint with sponge brushes and let them dry, then on went the wall stickers!  Gotta love how easy it is and how well they all stick to the plywood!  I don't know about you, but I tend to have scraps of plywood hanging around once in a while so when I want to "express myself" they are the perfect go-to no-cost option for something FAB.
Here are my examples ....I left both of them in their natural stat aka no sanding, it gives it a rustic, artsy feel even with the paint.

I got the straight line of this dual colored piece with painters tape.  The wall sticker kit was for birds on a wire that included some cool mirrored birdies...so cool, huh?  Not all the birds or "wires" were used, so I have them available for other things!  BONUS

Wall stickers with a little sheen on this latte colored, scuffed up piece of wood.  Nail the tooth/claw hooks in or screw in door knocker-type hooks to the back to hang on the wall.


You can really find any cheap wood, pallets, peg boards, cork boards, etc to use as art work.  Spray paint or even craft paint works (as seen here).  It's all about what you put on them that matters.  Your vision may not transpire exactly how you wanted it, but it is truly what it was meant to be and you should be proud of every inch of it!  Go make something today, there is something so calming and fantastic about creating.

Have a good one!
Lori

4 comments:

  1. Just love it, the different colours and shapes. Finding it hard to choose which one I like the most ermmm if I could I would have all of them xx
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    1. Thank you so much, Jessica! They are so fun to make...not to mention easy! :) Thanks for stopping by my blog and I hope you come back soon. :)
      Lori

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