Firewood turned DIY wall art
Today I wanted to do a recap of a recent DIY wall art project I shared on my friend, Gail’s, blog at My Repurposed Life. Gail is a sweetheart and fellow DIYer that I met at Haven two years ago. She’s recovering from surgery and needs some good, old-fashioned rest and relaxation right now.
It all started with this hunk of board I discovered on our firewood pile a few weeks ago.
My husband said he found it under a pile of leaves and assumed it was junk. Silly husband. 😉
It didn’t seem to be too warped, so I rescued it. I trimmed the top and bottom on the miter saw to make the length 30 1/2 inches. (I kept the width at 11 1/2 inches and the depth at about 3/4 of an inch.)
I sanded all four sides and the edges and corners with my orbital sander. Then I brushed on a coat of Minwax stain in Jacobean.
While the stain was drying, I created some word art I wanted to stick on the front of it. I used Adobe Photoshop to piece together a collage of words using various fonts. (I’m sure you could create something similar using PicMonkey or Gimp.)
I made the image size 20 inches wide by 30 inches long – the largest poster size available through the Walmart photo lab (for same-day pickup). Because my wood piece was only 11 1/2 inches wide, I made sure the word art was no wider than 11 inches. (You’ll see why later.)
To hang the piece on the wall, I used Command™ Large Picture Hanging Strips.
Here’s the final result:
Have you rescued any wood lately?