Planked Wood Quilt Square Wall Art

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Like Aimee’s DIY wall art project I shared this morning, Jaime from That’s My Letter also built an enormous statement piece out of wood. I love the arrangement of wood pieces to create a quilt-like design, and, quite honestly, I prefer Jaime’s contrasting wood tones to Pottery Barn’s darker, more monochromatic version. Don’t be scared off with all the math in this project – Jaime’s already done it for you and offers a diagram of all the cuts so you can easily cut, stain, and glue your way to new wood wall décor!

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Planked Wood United States Wall Map

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I’ve got a couple of DIY wall art projects to share with you today, and the main ingredient in both is wood – planked, stained, and beautiful wood! First, Aimee from The Vintage Estate got an order from a customer for a large planked wood United States map similar to one sold by Pottery Barn. Her hubs built a large sign from 1x4s, and Aimee then used a projector to trace the outline and paint it in. Talk about a unique focal point!

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Rollaway Toy Storage Crate

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Now that the presents have all been unwrapped are you wondering where you are going to store them all??? Desiree from Camelot Art Creations made this rolling storage bin to corral all the toys that threaten to take over her living area each day. The beauty of this piece is that it allows her children to be accountable for cleaning up themselves since it requires simply throwing the toys into the crate. Desiree built her crate for free using pallet wood, but if building’s not your thing, you could also doctor up an unfinished crate from the craft store.

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Thrifted Nut Bowl to Wood Slice Mirror

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I know people often look at the things in thrift stores and garage sales and wonder what in the world it is and who would ever buy it. Like a nut bowl that looks like it was cut from a tree trunk. Where one person sees a strange, old nut bowl, a creative genius like Caitlin from the Desert Domicile sees an urban chic Anthropologie-inspired mirror. Caitlin took the $5 nut bowl and in just a few steps turned it into this amazing mirror that seriously gives the Anthro inspiration a run for its money. I love how Caitlin used one of her late grandmother’s Mexican woven belts so the mirror is not only stylin’ but meaningful.

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Wood Slice Decorative Mirror

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Alexandra for Brit + Co recreated a $1,800 mirror from Anthropologie for less than $20. Talk about some serious savings! Alexandra kept things cheap and easy by purchasing wooden cutouts and round mirrors from Joann and using tea bags for stain.  If you are feeling adventurous, you could even cut your own wood slices for a more organic look and further savings.

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Rustic Wood Kitchen Island with Casters

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Whitney from Shanty 2 Chic had always wanted a kitchen island but for space reasons decided against it when having her home built. That didn’t mean an island was completely out of the picture for Whitney however. She teamed up with Ana White to design and build this gorgeous wooden kitchen island with casters. Its custom size and versatility make the island a perfect fit for Whitney’s space. Whenever it’s not needed, she can simply roll it away!

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Easy Beverage Tags for the Hostess

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While we may have just celebrated Labor Day, Carrie from Making Lemonade isn’t ready to put away the icy pitchers of lemonade just yet. She shares how she created beverage tags that are perfect for entertaining or even giving away as hostess gifts. Let me tell you these are a piece of cake to make following Carrie’s tutorial. All you need are wooden tags, alphabet stickers, and twine, and you’ve got yourself some cutesy new beverage tags!

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Geometric Pieced Wood Wall Art

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For only “$15 and an afternoon of work,” Ashley from Shanty 2 Chic created a stunning piece of wooden art for her wall. I love how this pallet style art combines modern and rustic with the geometric design, natural wood grain, and distressed edges. Talk about a great scrap buster project if you’ve got some extra plywood and boards in your garage.

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