Custom Scrap Wood Wall Art Makeover

Custom Scrap Wood Wall Art Makeover

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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. 😉

Give your Custom Scrap Wood Wall Art a Color Makeover with these easy steps. Plus, find out how I built this set of fun wall art with the scraps from recent builds. I love this wall art update, guys! #AbbottsAtHome #WallArt #ScrapWood #WoodArt
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Custom Scrap Wood Wall Art Makeover- Materials Needed

Give your Custom Scrap Wood Wall Art a Color Makeover with these easy steps. Plus, find out how I built this set of fun wall art with the scraps from recent builds. I love this wall art update, guys! #AbbottsAtHome #WallArt #ScrapWood #WoodArt
This little Micro Zip makes detail sanding so much easier and more precise.
Give your Custom Scrap Wood Wall Art a Color Makeover with these easy steps. Plus, find out how I built this set of fun wall art with the scraps from recent builds. I love this wall art update, guys! #AbbottsAtHome #WallArt #ScrapWood #WoodArt
Here’s the obligatory before picture. I loved these colors but they were a bit too dark for the room.

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. 🙂

Give your Custom Scrap Wood Wall Art a Color Makeover with these easy steps. Plus, find out how I built this set of fun wall art with the scraps from recent builds. I love this wall art update, guys! #AbbottsAtHome #WallArt #ScrapWood #WoodArt
Close up of the distressed edges around the wood pieces.

Give your Custom Scrap Wood Wall Art a Color Makeover with these easy steps. Plus, find out how I built this set of fun wall art with the scraps from recent builds. I love this wall art update, guys! #AbbottsAtHome #WallArt #ScrapWood #WoodArt

Give your Tribal, Boho, or geometric Scrap Wood Wall Art a Color Makeover with these easy steps. Plus, find out how I built this set of fun wall art with the scraps from recent builds. I love this wall art update, guys! #AbbottsAtHome #WallArt #ScrapWood #WoodArt
The new white distressed look brightens up this room. Grab a sneak peek at my next Wood Wall Art design on IG here.

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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.

12 thoughts on “Custom Scrap Wood Wall Art Makeover

  1. Love this wall art DIY project

  2. I love your DIY wood art, so I chose it as one of my features at this week’s Snickerdoodle Create Bake Make Party!!! I can’t wait to see what you share next!

  3. These are beautiful. Best wishes for the week ahead. Thursday Favorite Things Party co-hostess Linda @Crafts a la mode

  4. These are awesome! Thank you for joining the To Grandma’s House We Go DIY, Crafts, Recipes and More Link Party! Pinned this! Hope to see you again next week!

  5. These turned out amazing Stephanie!! I love how you have distressed the white parts!! Really makes them pop!! Just beautiful!!

    Thank you so much for sharing your awesome project with us over at Waste Not Wednesday!

  6. This is such a cool idea and they turned out absolutely beautiful!
    Thanks so much for sharing at Reader Tip Tuesday! We hope you joined us at this week’s party, it’s open and growing all week long. Hope to see you next week…xo

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