Plywood Made Good: 10 Ways to Save Walls with an Inexpensive Material

Plywood Made Good: 10 Ways to Save Walls with an Inexpensive Material

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Dabney Frake
Jul 31, 2013

I must google the term "affordable art" about ten times a month because I'm always looking for ways to fill large, blank walls at home. The second I rearrange furniture, gaping holes of space open up and visually demand to be filled. Today I went searching for plywood projects because I'm headed to the hardware store anyway, and thought I'd whip up another project on the side. As ideas, these DIYs range from artwork and wall hangings, to ways to add texture to your walls.  

TOP ROW:  
1. Simple lines made with a marker and ruler transform plywood into a stylish backdrop for your sofa, via Scandinavian Deko.
2. Bambula leaned simple solid panels up against a wall and got a pop of color blocking. 
3. After $10 for wood and $5 for test jars of paint, the Devil's Punchbowl came up with this great geometric painting.
4. We've featured this wall hanging from Home Depot before, but it bears repeating.
5. Alice's modern bookshelf looks simple to make and adds a nice amount of storage.

BOTTOM ROW:
6. More Scandinavian inspiration, this time as a frame of sorts for a collage of artwork. Also from Scandinavia Deko.
7. Basic painted shapes on ply, like this large red egg by Emma at Thom Haus Handmade, makes a graphic statement.
8. Anna spied this plywood board in a house for sale, as styled by Sarah Widman. With a couple of nails and clips, you too could have a real-life Pinterest board.
9. There's no reason why this plywood room divider, created for Blogshop LA, needs to remain a photobooth. I say it belongs on a wall or as a headboard. 
10. These plywood squares make for an interesting backdrop, courtesy of Lowe's.

(Images: as linked above) 

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