On the wall across from the console table, I had a piece of wall art that I wanted to update. It already has the look of planked wood so I wanted to give it a warm wood tone to contrast with the bright white of the space.
Here's what I did! It was perfectly cute and I love what it says. I just wanted something with a graphic pattern and more contrast. Today, I'll show you how I created the wood grain in the background and the design.
Then I painted some streaks of brown, white and then black with craft paint. I made sure to keep each layer light and quick. You could even see the text underneath. Don't worry about full coverage. Eventually the text was covered with extra paint layers. This should be a very quick process because the coats should be thin and dry quickly. If you don't like the contrast of the black, then choose another brown or grey instead.
When it dried and no longer smelled of stain fumes I brought it back inside and here's what I had.
After I did my super accurate math, I made a stencil out of a Christmas card. Then I taped over the lines with painters tape. The arrow on the left didn't end up being painted in. I decided I wanted to leave spaces more spaces blank.
And because I'm so tech savvy, here's this gif that's very badly crafted. ; )
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