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When Laurie flipped through a newly arrived Pottery Barn catalog, she fell in love with a piece of wall art made from scraps of painted wood. Since the $399 price tag was way out of her range, she immediately began planning her own custom piece of art inspired by her find, a piece that would perfectly fit the needs of her home.

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Thanks to her love of DIY, Laurie had plenty of scrap wood and paint available, so she didn't have to buy very much to create her piece. Using a large piece of plywood for the backing, Laurie assembled her scraps of wood like a jigsaw puzzle, cutting as necessary to make the pattern pleasing. She painted the wood using a t-shirt so that the light coat would allow the wood grain to shine through. Laurie then glued each piece to the backing board before giving the piece a light sanding and hammering in the finish tacks. The final result is a lovely piece of DIY wall art that best meets her needs in terms of size and colors.

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