Update the paint colors on custom scrap wood wall art, without losing any detail and character.
I loved the original colors of my scrap wood wall art, but they just didn’t fit in either of the rooms I wanted to use them in. So, I had to figure out a way to update the look without filling in the beautiful lines between the pieces. Those lines are half the character and beauty of wood wall art, right? I was worried, but this custom scrap wood wall art makeover was pretty easy, guys.
You can find the full tutorial to build your own scrap wood wall art in this post. This DIY is a fun and creative way to use up those wood scraps we all hoard. 😉
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Custom Scrap Wood Wall Art Makeover- Materials Needed
- 1″ Foam brush or Smaller, depending on the width of your boards
- Chalk Paint will work best, this set of 9 from Folk Art is beautiful
- A Small Detail Sander, like the finger-sized Micro Zip I used
Custom Scrap Wood Wall Art Makeover – How To
The key to this makeover is time really. Take your time repainting each piece and avoiding the lines between the pieces, as much as possible. A small foam brush works perfectly here. The paint can be applied exactly where you want it and without brush lines with a foam brush. They’re really great at getting into corners and angled spots too.
I went with chalk paint for this update for 2 reasons. First, it dries so quickly, you can apply another coat in less than an hour. Sometimes faster. Second, chalk paint sands really well. It’s easy to distress with chalk paint and keep a nice smooth, pretty finish. Plus, it comes in so many great colors now or you can mix your own from the Latex Paint in your garage. Win!
After you’ve got each piece repainted and it’s dry, you can sand the lines again. I used my little Micro Zip to distress all of the lines between the pieces. This just smooths out those sharp paint lines and adds a bit of extra detail and character to the paint finish.
That’s it. This custom scrap wood wall art makeover is easy, peasy. Right? I’m so glad I went for it. No need to build new custom wall art when the original can be updated. 🙂
Looking for more DIY Wall Art Ideas? Check out how easy it is to use Metal Patina Paints.
Or build your kids this great DIY Farmhouse Activity Board.
Feeling inspired? Now you know how to give Custom Scrap Wood Wall Art a Makeover. Have fun and let me know if you have questions. Don’t forget to sign up for the Abbotts At Home email newsletter to get DIY, Remodeling, and Crafty ideas in your inbox.