Make an Easy Wall Wooden Panels Art (using Potatoes)

3 Materials
$25
4 Hours
Easy

Wood and paint are where my two passions collide. When I looked at the empty space above the couch in my living room, I immediately thought about combining these two and making easy wooden panels art wall home decor.

They are so easy to make and this project would be perfect for a beginner DIYer since technically you only need to know how to use any straight cuts saw. I used my favorite miter saw, but this project could be done with a circular saw or table saw - whatever you feel comfortable with.


More details are on the blog.

Watch a video to see how to make it

Cut 12 square boards


Step 1. Prepare wooden panels

Measure the width of the board. If you are new to woodworking, the measurements for the boards aren’t the same as they mark them in the store.

More details on the blog.

Tape off edges with painter's tape

Step 2. Paint a frame

Tape the edges with painter's tape on the sides and paint the middle white. As I said before, you can use any color you want, I felt that white would be a perfect canvas for my project.

Paint the middle

Step 3. Paint your designs

I started out by sketching a layout of designs that I’d like to make. I researched Pinterest and chose the images that I liked and went well together.

Sketch up designs of the art

Decide on a color palette.


The next step would be to paint designs on the panels. I used my favorite brushes for acrylic paint.

I even experimented with making stamps from potatoes. That was so much fun! Just cut the shape that you need on the potato, dip it in paint, and press against the canvas.



Step 4. Hang it on the wall

It could also be rotated vertically.

Which design is your favorite?

This one is my favorite 🙂


I hope it inspired you to make something like this, if you do, tag me on Instagram @ifonlyapril. I’d like to brag about your project!

xoxo,

April

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  • Flipturn Flipturn on Mar 14, 2022

    How do you hang the squares on the wall and what do you do to ensure that they are level with each other?

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