Patchwork wood shim wall art. Doesn’t that sound quilt like? Cozy? I saw this Painted Pieced Woodwork in Pottery Barn’s catalog and instantly loved it. It is charming and cozy, perfect for my family room. However, the $400.00 price tag is just not comfortable for me. What does a DIYer do? Yep, gotta make it myself.
We had an old square piece of plywood in the garage. That began the base. I didn’t have any scrap pieces of wood. I sure didn’t want to spend a lot of money on buying new wood just to cut it up. On any of my DIY projects, I like to spend as little as possible. I needed cheap wood that was already cut. Wood shims fit the bill. At 1.50 for 16 that is a bargain.
I used acrylic paint in brown, buttermilk and french blue. The french blue was a little too bright so I toned it down by dry brushing brown paint on them. This was just the right amount of distressing. These colors are tranquil and soothing . Very coastal. Just right to fit into my family room decor.
I used 5 packages of wood shims to fill my board.
I stained the plywood board in walnut. After a trial of placing my wood shims where I wanted them on the board, there were places the shims didn’t cover. The walnut stain helps to disguise the gaps. After painting the shims, I laid them out in the patchwork design. Then simply glued them in place. Some shims I had to cut down but this is easily done with a pair of old scissors.
I attached a D-Ring on each side of the board and hung it on the wall. It’s not very heavy.
I decorated my bookcase top with the same colors for the candles, spheres and driftwood garland in the candle holders. Corralling it in a wood and metal tray. I like how my patchwork wood shim wall art came together. Gotta love the price, too!
Have you made anything with wood shims?
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