When Stephanie decided to add a rustic element to her home, she was inspired by the memory of a wood focal wall she once saw on a TV decorating show. She wanted a way to inject some warmth without spending a lot of money on the project. Thankfully she remembered some wooden shims left over from a holiday DIY and a DIY art project was born.
Stephanie started out with a piece of luan that she trimmed with scrap moulding using Gorilla Glue and staples for reinforcement. She then used hot glue to attach six packs of wooden shims to her frame in an alternating stripe pattern. She lightly sanded the shims then stained to get the color depth she desired. The end result is an easy and inexpensive project that gave Stephanie the unique rustic element she craved for her living room.
Images: Stephanie/Under the Table and Dreaming