Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Reclaimed Wood Art Display

About a year ago a came across a picture in a Pottery Barn Kids catalog of a canvas with a caterpillar on it.  While the canvas was adorable in itself what caught my eye was the manner in which it was displayed.  The canvas was on a "frame" made of reclaimed barn wood or pallet wood.  Sah-WEET!  I was enamored with this display instantly.  (cue the floating hearts here)

Since that time, I have been (1) trying to determine a place in my home where I could use this type of display for a print and (2) trying to find a print I would want to use.  These things take time understand.  You can't just rush into these things all willy-nilly like. 

Well, a few weeks ago when I was playing around in some Linky Parties and you know once you do that you get sucked in for like hours looking at all the awesome-ness that OTHER people come up with and(shhhh...don't tell Mr. AKM) I came across some super fabulous Kitchen Wall Printables here at Over the Moon.  SWOON!  I IMMEDIATELY knew that these were the prints that my heart has been longing for.  And that these would be so sweetly displayed on some reclaimed wood frames. 


After deciding that I wanted the prints to be 11 x 14 (due to some art canvas's I already had on hand, i.e. no need to spend money) I sent the file off to Shutterfly and eagerly awaited the receipt of my prints.  While I impatiently waited, I started the process of making my displays.  We had some reclaimed wood from a deck that Mr. AKM ripped apart so...I cut 3 planks for each display to the size I desired.  Then sanded and stained each using this new shade of Minwax Stain - Weathered Oak.  Have you seen this color?  LOVE IT!  It is my new fav stain!  It has kinda a gray/brown tint to weathered oak.  Go figure?!

This is what the planks looked like after sanding and staining.

Isn't that color AWESOME!  Sigh...

Then we Mr. AKM cut down some 1/4" plywood we had on hand for support for the back...

He went kinda crazy with the screws...he likes to use his my son's new drill.  I was gonna add some silly quip about how he likes to "screw" things but I'm not in the mood for hate mail...but we are all grown-ups here right? 

After he "screwed" the backing on, I added some picture hanger thingies (yes, that is the technical term) so that I could attach it to the wall.  Like, duh! 

Then my pictures arrived...OH HAPPY DAY!

I grabbed my little jar of Mod Podge and a sponge brush...

Slapped it on the front of some art canvas and stuck my picture right on to it.  Easy Peasy!

I was so excited that I forgot to take a picture of this.  Bad blogger...I know.  I am hanging my head in shame as I type this out to you. 

So I stared at my finished canvas's for 'bout an hour trying to figure out how I was going to get them on my display board.  And then I had a major A-HA! Moment!  I can use those totally cool little Command Strip thingies (again, yes, that is the technical term).  That way if I ever want to change them out, oh say to put holiday specific pictures up..I TOTALLY CAN!  Wooohooooo!  Can I get a HELL YEA here ladies? 

3M Command Mounting Strips 2 Pack

Don't you love these things?  They so totally ROCK!

I put one set on the top and one on the bottom and...

I so totally heart them!  My heart is all a-flutter even now.  Swoon!

Total cost - $18.00!  Not bad for some serious eye candy if you ask me!

What do you think?  Is this something you would make for your house?  Where would you use it at?

You may find this post partying in the following places:

I'm Lovin' it Fridays (TidyMom), Friday Favorites (Simply Sweet Home), Latest & Greatest Friday (Days of Chalk and Chocolate), Bacon Time, Fusion Friday (Jane Deere Blog). 


  1. This project is awesome! Beautiful sign, beautiful message. It would be super cool if would come by today to enter my giveaway for a $50 Lowe's gift card and to link up to my very first party!
    Karah @ thespacebetweenblog = your newest follower

  2. Thanks so much Karen! I will gladly come on over to your site and link up to your 1st party! Congrats!


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    1. Awww shucks...thanks, you make me blush :)

  4. These are awesome! I pinned them and I'd love for you to link this up to my party (You could win $20 of vintage jewelry just for linking up).

  5. Love these! I was so going to invite you to our party, but my lovely co-host Karah beat me to it!

    Thanks for linking up to the Impossibilities ...


  6. Just wanted to stop by and say Hi! Love your blog! Thanks for visiting us!

    1. I totally LOVE your site! You are so talented! Thanks for checking me out you come back :)


  7. i pinned these same prints...i don't have a place for them though...yours looks great!

    1. Thank you! It's too bad you don't have a place for them though...they add such a fun pop of color :)

  8. Absolutely LOVE how you framed them! I just think that contrast is so beautiful :) I know painting white is all the rage right now, but I still love being able to see the grain of the wood. Such natural beauty. Have a great weekend!

    1. Thank you so much Gen!

      Have a fabulous weekend!

  9. Had to stop in for another look, so fun to see you all linked up!! Thanks so much for joining the challenge! Karah

  10. hi Angie! I know I'm late to this post, but I am in love with your weathered grey, it will be perfect for my stairs! how did you get it to look so dark almost black? the weathered oak at the store is much much lighter too light for the look I am going for. how many coats did you have to apply for that beautiful color ? pleassseeeee help me :)!!

  11. o and also how did you get the hint if brown in the stain?? I'm new to staining so I'm sorry if it's a silly question :P

  12. These are really interesting, You are a very skilled wood artiest. Look forward to seeking more of your fantastic wood work.I must say it is an inspiration in woodworking.

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