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Distressed Wood Wall Carvings


Gilly from Colour Saturated Life never disappoints with her knock offs. They always look they came straight from the pages from a catalog, and these wall carvings are no different!

Gilly was out shopping when she found some resin carvings that looked a little on the cheap side.

However, Gilly knew they had the potential to look so much better.

She mounted the carvings, framed them out, and then gave them a distressed finish with chalk paint. Aren’t they beautiful?!?

Restoration Hardware Knock Off Wall Carvings

Gilly was inspired by Restoration Hardware’s Framed Medallions.

Go to Colour Saturated Life for the step-by-step tutorial.

Want some more inspiration?

Here are a few of our favorite relief medallions you can either model after, or simply purchase.

They can get pretty expensive, but these are all under $35, with many on sale!

Attica art ex

A simple yet stunning design. You can use a large frame or even all by itself hanging on a special wall.

Find out more and buy this one here.

Emery Leaf m

A lightweight and hand-painted medallion with the perfect vintage charm that works with any decor style.

See more info on this one here.

Plymouth med example

Another example of the limitless designs possible in this type of “art”.

See more photos and buy here.

Palmetto 3d art

Deep texture with multiple outer rounded patterns gives this one a distinct look.

Imagine it in a shadow box or simply leaning alone on top of a buffet or long table.

See more and buy this one here.

Southhampton relief idea

Another example of high quality relief art that doesn’t have to break the bank!

See more photos and buy this one here.

Oxford relief

A nice and simple oval design. I can see 4 of these placed in a quadrant-like pattern within matching frames.

Check this one out and buy it here.


Southhampton Medallion art

This one is truly unique with it’s sharp lines. Cut this in half and place the separate pieces on your wall about and inch a part. Good stuff.

See more photos and buy here.

Preston Medallion

An almost festive look, this one will give any room a happy feel during any season of the year.

Check it out here!

Chester Medallion

The pearl-like border is traditional, but the uniform, leafy center feels more contemporary.

Together, the two work to make this a one-of-kind carving for any decor.

See more on this and buy here.

Stockport Medallion

I love the chain-like border because it reminds me of family sticking together.

I can see a few of these adorning an area where family photos and treasures are displayed in my home.

Get more info on this one and buy it here.


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Gilly @ Colour Saturated Life

Monday 17th of August 2015

Thanks for sharing this Beckie and all your beautiful words, always an honour to be featured on your blog! xo


Monday 17th of August 2015

You are welcome, Gilly. I always love your projects! :-)

Vanessa D.

Sunday 16th of August 2015

I love these medallions for their look and because they make me wonder what one could do with those old "Coppercraft" wall hangings I often see at thrift shops....


Monday 17th of August 2015

It would be worth a try if you could get it cheap. Chalk paint is amazing stuff.

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