I love, love, love the high ceilings and the gorgeous natural light that streams into our family room. I’ve been beyond happy with the warm grey walls, the golden-toned floors and my orange chair. But this giant wall loomed even more giant in my design lack, and I hated staring at its vast expanse and not having a piece of art to anchor it. Enter the scrap wood pile (which was almost depleted, and is now growing again as my husband builds our new dining table, yay!), and I decided to create this geometric pallet wall art piece. Instant impact!
This project, aside from a little measuring (thank you, detail-oriented husband), and a little finagling of the order of the wood, was very simple. We lined up the vertical boards in a pattern we liked, and then reversed them upside down. We used two horizontal boards, screwed into the vertical boards, on the backside.
I used small bottles of Martha Stewart’s metallic acrylic paint to create the geometric art pattern, after marking out random triangles with painter’s tape. Then I just brushed on several coats of each color using an inexpensive craft brush. I did this in several layers, adding shapes as I went along, however it “looked good” to me. It’s all in the artist’s eye!
Once I was done, I sprayed several coats of matte clear paint onto the piece to protect it and seal the reclaimed wood.
Then my husband simply used the top horizontal board as a hanger, setting that cross-bar atop two heavy duty wall anchor screws. Because the wood has a little “give,” we actually tugged on the piece a bit once it was hanging, and the screws sort of settled into the wood, anchoring it firmly to the wall.
What do you think? Do you like the geometric pattern? Do you have a favorite project that gives your space high impact for low investment? Any more crazy ideas for pallet art?
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