I was provided the graphic used to complete this labor of love. But I supplied the elbow grease, rescued wood, design concept and opinions! All of which reflect my own point of view, regardless of affiliation…
Rustic Wood Wall Art
I’m so excited to share this with you guys! I’ve teamed up with some amazing DIY bloggers this month to create a project using GraphicStock. Never heard of it? GraphicStock.com is an awesome resource for images that can be used for web design or projects.
I think the hardest part about this challenge was choosing the graphic image. There’s so many options!
But as those of you know who follow this blog…we’re renovating a bathroom!
Honestly I think you guys are gonna get sick of reading about it. But she’s just not ready for her full reveal. And while Bob is working on the heavy lifting (now in the living room), I’m over here asking when the final wall trim is going up around my beautiful new door in the bathroom.
That one has earned me “the look” on a number of occasions. He doesn’t quite get yet how I must photograph a room with a toilet to share with the world.
A-n-y-hoooo…I found an excellent graphic that would be perfect by our porcelain throne.
Awhile back I purchased an overhead projector. Used and from ebay…about 50 bucks after all was said and done. I can remember sitting in high school thinking how fun it would be to get my hands on one of those…you? no? hmmm…
But really this thing is so cool! I intended to use it for rustic wall art pieces anyway (and let’s face it, I’m not a freehand artist) so when this challenge came along, I knew it would be perfect!
Here we go…
Create your image using a site like PicMonkey then save to print. For this project I made sure the image size was around the size of an 8 x 11 1/2 inch piece of standard paper.
The cool thing about using an overhead projector is you don’t have to print as a mirror image. Just make sure you use the correct transparency paper for your type of printer (ink jet vs laser).
In a dark room adjust the distance of the projector to make the desired size of your image.
Follow the lines!
Because I chose to stagger the wood pieces it made it hard to prop up against the wall, my solution for that was to use some large white craft paper. Outline your image, cut to fit, then using a sharp object (I chose a pen) simply press just hard enough to transfer the outline onto your wood piece.
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Thanks so much to Stephanie at Casa Watkins for arranging this fun challenge! Be sure to hop around for more inspiration from these fantastic DIY blogger friends of mine!
Also, we’ll be sharing our projects on HomeTalk! Head on over to see what else I’ve shared there.