creative living idea this week…
I just loved creating this plywood art piece. I sometimes give this as a wedding present if it fits with the couple’s decor or style. it goes well with beachy decor, rustic decor, and modern decor. It is so versatile.
With a little paint and a couple of shelves, unassuming plywood becomes an unexpected work of art. I just love to create these artworks. I used to think they had to be large, but smaller ones look just as beautiful as the one here.
Look for plywood that has an interesting pattern with contrasting light and dark wood areas. The one in the photograph is 2’ x 2’. Sand the most interesting side using fine-grade sandpaper. Add water to any water-based, white paint (one part water to one part paint) to create a wash. You don’t want it to cover the grain completely. Next paint the lighter grain areas of the wood using the water/paint solution. Apply multiple coats to add more contrast. Let dry.
I saved these photos and instructions from Lowe’s several years ago. This has been very popular on my blog, so I wanted to share it once again.