Hey friends! Do you ever struggle to decorate your home for different seasons without being holiday specific? I do. I love the holidays, but also don’t want that decor up all the time. With autumn quickly approaching, I came up with the idea to make Easy DIY Wooden Wall Art for the Autumn Season. In reality though, this piece can absolutely work year-round!
Remember, you can customize this piece to fit any color palette and size that you need! And in other awesome news, this is spray paint artwork so this can literally be made in a single day!
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- Wood boards – I used rough sawn plywood because I wanted some texture on my art but you can use any type of wood that you want. Even reclaimed! I used a thinner plywood for the backing.
- Testors Craft Aerosols
- Wood Glue
- Heavy items to weigh down wood pieces during gluing – I used a stack of books.
How to Make Modern Spray Paint Artwork
Step One: Cut pieces
This project is an easy woodworking idea, so if you’re a beginner with woodworking this is a great project for you! The first step is to use a miter saw to cut the pieces. I wanted to make two columns so I cut mine in sets of two of the same size. I had a total of 72 pieces but you can vary that depending on how large you want your art piece to be.
Step Two: Spray Paint Colors
Next you’ll want to use your Testors Craft Aerosol colors to paint your pieces. I was really impressed with these paints! The only color that took more than one coat was the white, which is typical when applying to a darker surface. I also love the small size of these aerosol cans. These small cans are easier to buy and store so they are perfect if you’re looking to buy a selection of colors.
You can use any color variation that you want! I did about 35% of my pieces in Gloss White Wedding aerosol because I wanted the overall color to be fairly light. Then I painted another 25% in Metallic Gold aerosol, which is beautiful and shiny. I love it. 25% more were painted in the Dark Chocolate Shimmer aerosol. The shimmer isn’t as shiny as the metallic but it is still really pretty! And finally for a little color I used the Satin Crimson Red for the remaining 15%. These colors together remind me very much of the autumn season.
Place each section of pieces somewhere with great ventilation and where it is safe to spray. I used my HomeRight spray tent!
Once you’ve got all the pieces of one color, go ahead and spray. Again, I really only needed one coat because these aerosol sprays have great coverage!
Step Three: Glue to Backing Board
The best way to go about this is to mark the board that you’ll be gluing the pieces to so you can make sure it is all aligned properly. You can see how I marked mine here. I wanted the pieces to be staggered in the middle with a half inch overlap. To mark that I first marked a line down the actual center, then marked lines 1/4″ away from center in each direction.
To glue, just apply a decent amount of wood glue to the backing board and place two pieces at a time (if you’re doing two columns like I did.)
You will want to add something heavy to the top or clamp each piece down, whatever works best for you. I used these books to weigh my pieces down while the glue dried.
Glue all the pieces then let the glue completely cure with the weight on it.
The artwork is done! Just add something on the back to hang it on the wall and voila! You have a beautiful piece of home decor that is customized perfectly for your room.
You have a beautiful autumn-inspired piece of wooden spray paint artwork that you made yourself! How awesome is that?
I hope you liked this easy DIY woodworking project! Be sure to check out the Testors Craft Aerosols and give them a try! Let me know what you think in the comment section below and as always, feel free to ask questions!
Get out there and make something!