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.
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.
(Images: Laurie/House of 34)