DIY PVC Pipe Indoor Art

7 Materials
$90
20 Hours
Medium

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Despite all the work our "DIY PVC Pipe Privacy Screen" entailed, we were determined to repeat the process on an indoor piece. We incorporated many of the suggestions given through YouTube comments (Spoiler: this process was so much easier)!


As always, watching the video will give you a complete look at the entire process. It's less than 10 minutes to view.


If you missed it, scroll back up to the top and you'll see it. Click and enjoy!

You can watch now or read on and come back up to view. The video should probably answer any questions you might have.


Did you see our first project? Take a look here.

First step is to buy many sizes of PVC pipe. Once we got the pipe home, we sanded the wording off and started to cut it into slices.

We started by cutting lots and lots of PVC pipe from 1/2" in diameter to 3" in diameter. We used a ratcheting PVC cutter for the smaller pieces as it is too dangerous to cut them on a miter saw, as we are doing with the larger pipe.

Since the PVC artwork was going to be built without a frame, we constructed a simple 2x4 frame in which to work in. We placed this on a corrugated plastic panel so when we glued everything, it didn't stick to the table.

This is the first panel (we made two) all ready to be glued. But wait! It needed something else.

To add a little bling to the art, we added epoxy to fourteen of the 1 1/2" diameter slices of PVC.

Using PVC glue (smelly stuff--wear a respirator and work in a well ventilated area!), we glued it all together. We covered the epoxy circles with contact paper and then took it outside to spray paint.

You don't have to paint this since it won't be outside in the sun, but we did because the PVC slices were not consistently the same color. The smaller pieces were considerably more off white than the rest. Plus, we forgot to sand off all the lettering and we had to cover that.

Dry and all ready to be installed at Steph's house.

Those open areas are where the art panels are going.

The panels are installed into the openings with offset clips, which you can see in the lower right hand corner of this picture.

Panels are in place and installed! They look like they've always been there!


Please note: you can access the entire list of tools and materials we used on our website by clicking this link. Also, the time estimate to do this project does not take into account the time waiting for things to dry. We worked on this off and on over the course of a few weeks.

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  • Amber Amber on Jan 04, 2020

    Have you considered adding succulents into the larger PVC sections? I believe that would make a great addition to the epoxy colored sections. Even display one as wall art.

  • Darsih Darsih on Feb 11, 2020

    I'm confused how you connected the pieces - just with a spray? Is that stabile?

    I plan to make hanging room dividers for an open concept cottage in Bali, Indonesia.

    I don't want to use a frame, but could

  • Laurie Sharpe Moller Laurie Sharpe Moller on Apr 24, 2020

    Absolutely loved them! And that they are mirrored. Did you ever figure out how to pour the epoxy and not get the contact paper layer?

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  • N. G. Londonderry N. G. Londonderry on Sep 30, 2021

    She only had two openings to cover!

  • Patty Patty on Sep 30, 2021

    These are really nice. Love addition of the resin. I also like the idea another person suggested about using succulents in the holes.

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