Make A Modern Wall Panel For Less

Make A Modern Wall Panel For Less

Sarah Rae Smith
Feb 10, 2011

I like the look of wall panels, but they can get a little pricey if you're looking to cover more than 10 square feet. I found an interesting alternative that can be made at home with a common everyday hardware store find and a little bit of time. The best part? It has some serious super-star looks!

Yesterday over at Apartment Therapy some work from Stephanie Lynn over at Under The Table and Dreaming was featured. Although the focus was on the painting, our attention was on the wooden art behind it. It was fresh, it was modern and it was made from something remarkably common — wooden shims.

Normally you'd use them in your home to help level out cabinets and other DIY projects, but in this case, they were glued down to a bare board and framed with small pieces of molding. A pack of wooden shims will run you anywhere between $1.00 and $1.50 at your big box hardware stores, and they usually come in a pack of 12. This should give you 1 square foot of coverage which is far more for the money than modern panels that can be upwards of $12-$25 per square foot!

Check out all the details on the project over at Under The Table and Dreaming. Even if you don't have any desire to cover an entire wall, it could be an interesting technique for other smaller places in your home.

(Image: Under The Table and Dreaming)

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