This wood wall art project is so easy to complete and will instantly bring farmhouse style to your home! The best part is that anyone can make wall art like this using a basic stencil and wood reclaimed from a shipping pallet!
This stencilled pallet wood wall art project is the stuff that DIY dreams are made of. I had been trying to figure out what to put for art on our new Airstone faux stone veneer wall in the living room and I just couldn’t find anything in stores that fit with what I had in mind. My brain randomly stumbled on this idea one night as I was staring at the wall and it was like it was meant to be. I tried the project out and it actually worked out really well! How often does that happen?
What’s even more amazing is that I already had most of the materials on hand (minus that fun stencil) so this project only ended up costing me a few dollars. And the wood that the project is made from? That was the pallet that the Airstone itself was actually delivered on to our house! Now that’s some masterful repurposing if I do say so myself! 🙂
So, yes, I’m pretty happy with this project.
Here’s how it was done!
How to Make Stencilled Wood Wall Art
We started out by taking the pallet apart, cutting the pieces all to the same width and then attaching them all to one piece on the back to create a solid rectangular surface to work on.
I’ve definitely read my fair share of blog posts telling people to use caution when working with pallet wood because you never know where that wood has been or what’s been spilled on it. People love to use pallet wood because it’s free and it has that nice rustic look to it, but just be careful. If it’s really rustic, then it may not be the best idea to use it for certain projects because you really don’t know where that wood has been or what kind of industrial fluids may have been spilled on it. Since this wood looked pretty much brand new and since this isn’t a project that we’re going to be touching or using for storage or anything like that, I went ahead and used the pallet wood. 🙂
I measured and planned out my design first, then I got to work stencilling my design in white paint.
My Wall Art Inspiration
I was kind of going for the look of those handmade tiles that we’re seeing everywhere in farmhouse style design lately and I think the stencil that I chose did a pretty good job of that. Check out Cutting Edge Stencils for more farmhousey stencil designs. They have a great selection over there.
And I wanted it to be easy, of course. Over-complicated is just not my thing. 🙂
Once the painted design was complete and dry, I went over the whole thing with my favourite Early American stain.
This step can make you a little nervous because it can seem like you’re overdoing it a little bit by putting the stain over that nice bright white paint, but just trust the process!
In the end, the whole thing will have a really nice rustic look to it and the white design will be plenty visible. 🙂
The Completed Wood Wall Art
Here’s how our stencilled wood wall art looks in place! It’s perfect!
Here’s the whole process again, in video form! 🙂
Have you ever made your own art work using reclaimed wood?
*Quick Update*: For a more recent look at how this same space has changed since this was posted check out this post here: Home Office Desk Nook Update
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Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.