July 25, 2012

Salvaged Wood A-B-C Wall Decor

I can officially say that one room in our new house is completely done. The room that is usually the most messy, stinky, and the resting place for two little monsters – The Boys’ Room! I am doing their room with a grown up alphabet theme and had intentions of doing three canvases with A, B, and C on them. I was here at home today and itching to do some sort of DIY project, but I didn’t have a car. I saw my pallet boards in the corner and thought of using those to make something, but then remembered an old shelf that I took from my parents house because they were going to throw it out.

Salvaged Wood Wall Art by Poofy Cheeks

I pulled out the old shelf and my rubber mallet. I got to work taking the darn thing apart and instantly regretted my decision to start an outdoor type project. It was blazing hot today and within a couple of minutes I had sweat in places that shouldn’t have sweat. Sorry TMI, I know, but SERIOUSLY it was hot out. I got that baby apart and headed inside for a tall cold drink!

Salvaged Wood Wall Art by Poofy Cheeks

I then used my cricut to cut vinyl into a capital and lowercase A, B, and C to put on three pieces of the shelf. They would have looked pretty cool by just leaving them this way except for the vinyl doesn’t stick too well to wood, and I was going for a navy instead of a baby blue.

Salvaged Wood Wall Art by Poofy Cheeks

I put the pieces into a box lid one at a time and sprayed them down with a light coat of navy spray paint. I still wanted some of the wood to show through so I only did one coat of paint. If you don’t want the wood to show through as much then you could do a few coats.

Salvaged Wood Wall Art by Poofy Cheeks

Salvaged Wood Wall Art by Poofy Cheeks

Salvaged Wood Wall Art by Poofy Cheeks

I was so pleased with how they turned out. They are way better than what I envisioned and my husband even thought they were awesome. (I knew they were good if he had something to say! Normally he just looks and nods when I show him my projects.)

So here is the before and after:

Salvaged Wood Wall Art by Poofy Cheeks

Salvaged Wood Wall Art by Poofy Cheeks

Salvaged Wood Wall Art by Poofy Cheeks

Come see the full reveal of their bedroom and how I try (keyword here is TRY) to keep their toys organized!

Enjoy,

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