Have you ever wanted a big piece of artwork that makes a statement, but can’t justify the price tag?
Last summer, I redid my sister-in-law’s nursery. One thing that was really important to her was that the nursery be portable in case they moved someday. I was inspired by @withinthegrove when she made a HUGE piece for her living room. So I decided to give it a try and made this custom oversized art!
- 1×2 common board (or pine)
- 4X8 sheet of plywood
- Wood filler
- Table saw or router
- Miter saw
- Brad nailer & nails
- Sand your plywood to your liking. Paint the base layer. On this piece, I chose to make it appear to have a “mat” around the picture, so I used a gray paint for my trim and then white on the inside.
- Paint your art. You can literally do whatever you want! A picture, lettering, a design. It’s all up to you! Hand-lettering is a passion of mine, so I wrote “i love you” over and over again. Perfect for a nursery!
- To make your frame, set your table saw blade to about 1/8 inch and run your board down the center. I had to run mine through about 5 times to get the right width to fit the plywood. See the pictures below. Use a scrap piece first to practice!
- Once your frame boards are notched and cut, secure them to your plywood using a brad nailer. Then fill your nail holes with wood filler. I used a “natural colored” wood filler because I am not staining or painting my frame and want the natural wood look.
When I got home, I couldn’t help myself and had to make one for our master bedroom too! For this piece, I decided instead of lettering I would go the textured route. I LOVE how it turned out! You can see the finished product on Instagram HERE.