Here is a super easy and fun way to dress up any room with some wooden art work!
Last month, I created the wooden artwork for my son's bedroom makeover. He wanted a "number themed" bedroom, but I also wanted to make sure it was sophisticated. At the last minute, I came up with an idea to display a variety of numbers above his bed!
I love that you can see it right when you walk in.
*lots of furring strips (can be found at any hardware store)
*sheet of plywood cut to the size you want
*heavy duty screws
*various sizes of numbers
(I purchased some of them at the hardware store and some of them at the craft store)
*spray paint for numbers
Cut your plywood to the size you desire.
This will be the back of your artwork.
Cut your furring strips into various lengths. I cut them into various lengths for interest. Some were about 12 inches, some 6 inches, and a few were odd sizes like 4 inches, 8 inches, etc.
Working in sections, apply a good amount of Liquid Nails to your plywood.
Stick down your furring strips. As you can see in my photo below, I staggered them… simply for visual interest. I liked the look of the random placement. I also staggered and had the ends overlap the plywood.
This is kind of a boring process, so I watched some trashy reality tv to keep me perky.
Once you have them all laid out, nail or staple gun your pieces to the plywood back. Make sure your nails/staples are long enough to secure them, but not too long or it will poke through the back.
Give your surface a good sanding to get rid of any majorly rough areas. Wipe clean with a rag.
Now, grab your stain and cover the entire piece, including the sides.
Once your entire piece is covered in stain, go back and wipe with a rag to remove some of the stain.
Now, lay out the numbers in whatever fashion you want and attach them with screws.
For some further visual interest, I placed a reflective "8" onto a small canvas. You can do whatever you want!
Screw to the wall, making sure you either anchor it or drill right into the studs. This thing is heavy and we don't need any accidents! We used deck screws and anchors.