Recycled DIY Wall Art

3 Materials
$5
4 Hours
Easy

When I was giving my balcony a makeover, I wanted to reuse what I had as much as possible. I loved the wood tile I had hung on the lattice panels when I originally decorated my balcony but with the new design, I felt it just wasn't big enough. So to make is more substantial, I recycled materials I already had on hand to create the perfect wall hanging.
recycled diy wall art
I have a lot of scrap wood left over from other projects, so I rummaged around to see if there was something I could use to create a backdrop for the wood tile, and I came across this square piece of plywood that was the perfect size. I wanted my wall art to look softer and blend in with the white lattice panels so  I decided to staple a piece of  canvas drop cloth to the plywood.
recycled diy wall art
To soften the look even more, I applied a white wash over it, which I made by mixing water with white solid weatherproofing stain from BEHR
recycled diy wall art
Since this will be outside, I wanted to be sure it would be sealed, so after the white wash treatment dried, I added a couple of coats of  Mod Podge all over the canvas and I also used the weatherproofing stain to seal the back of the plywood.

recycled diy wall art
I didn't like how dark the wood tile was so I also white washed it so it would be the same tone and color as the drop cloth.

Then all that was left to do is hang the tile on the plywood covered with canvas (I just used a nail and hung the tile on it). I also added picture hanging hardware on the back and hung it on the lattice panels with wire. Easy! 
recycled diy wall art
Then all that was left to do is hang the tile on the plywood covered with canvas (I just used a nail and hung the tile on it). I also added picture hanging hardware on the back and hung it on the lattice panels with wire. Easy! 
I love it when I'm able to reuse and recycle things that I had on hand to create something new and beautiful for my balcony. You can watch the entire makeover, including how I made the furniture, in the video. Enjoy!

Suggested materials:

  • Plywood
  • Decorative wood tile
  • Canvas drop cloth
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