DIY Scrap Wood Wall Art Paint Makeover

DIY Scrap Wood Wall Art Paint Makeover

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A DIY scrap wood wall art paint makeover, tips and build info.

I loved the original colors of this wood wall art, but they just didn’t fit in any 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 DIY scrap wood wall art paint 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. 😉 Here’s a quick look at how to build wall art like this.

Building and painting your own scrap wood wall art is kinda addictive. It’s a fun way to be creative and try new woodworking designs and techniques.

Try this quick and easy DIY scrap wood wall art paint makeover on old and new woodworking art. Includes paint steps and wall art build info. #AbbottsAtHome #ScrapWood #WoodWallArt #WoodworkingIdeas #WoodworkingProjects #DIYProjects #DIYWallArt #WoodArt
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Materials Needed for the Wood Wall Art Paint Makeover

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.

How To Paint your Scrap Wood Art

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 DIY scrap wood wall art paint makeover 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 wood wall art makeover is easy, peasy. Right? I’m so glad I went for it. No need to build new scrap wood 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 on each piece after this DIY Scrap Wood Wall Art Paint Makeover.

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 do this DIY Scrap Wood Wall Art Paint 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 “DIY Scrap Wood Wall Art Paint Makeover”

  1. 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

  2. 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!

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