Thursday, May 21, 2015

Making Dining Room Wall Art

gather,

pray,

wine,

dine,

and laugh...

 blessings to share in your home.





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So large board wall art can express that sentiment

in your dining room.

I used 3 boards...

Two 1 x 8's. (which actually measure 7.25")

and

One 1 x 4 (which actually measures 3.5")

The boards are 48" long,

so the entire piece measures 18" x 48".

It can hang either vertical or horizontal.

I didn't have a place to hang horizontal to show you,

so I rotated the fork and spoon art

 in photoshop to give you an idea

of how that would look.




After connecting the boards with a large sheet of utility panel

on back, I based in a brown wash and then

top coated in off white/white.

Lifting the paint brush before I get to the edges 

leaves a brown edge.

I pencil transferred this pattern onto the board.



Then using tan and black,

I put both colors on my brush and started painting.




I shaded the bottom and right edges black

and

also shaded the entire outer boards black.








Using a dry chip brush, I added white highlights.




For the lettering I used a small flat brush

and pressed down and flat on all down strokes

and then lifted the brush onto it's side

for a fine line upstroke.






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Because white paint filled in between the boards,

I took a butter knife and ran in between to get a

separated board look.




Large scale pieces are fun to make

because you can get art with impact

and it is budget friendly.




You can find details on the "Eat Drink and be Merry" sign here.




And this art will fit either a horizontal or vertical space.




I always appreciate your visit!

Deb

Have a great Memorial Day Weekend!

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10 comments:

20 North Ora said...

Another wonderful project! Really do like this one and the words especially!

Have a great weekend!

Judy

Tabatha McCaffrey said...

You are so incredibly talented with a brush. Can you share?? Thanks for the inspiration.

Hue New said...

You do fabulous work! I look forward to your posts.

thecuratorscollection.com said...

Hi Deb! Love this piece! The colors will go with any room :0) What type of hardware do you use to hang your pieces with? ... Just curious if there is a favorite you have that is easy to install yet strong enough to hold up a large piece.
Have a great day!
Smiles!
Terry

Kelly Obrien said...

LOVE!!! I want to Rob and Duplicate...super cute!

Deb Hrabik said...

Hi Terry!
I like to use heavy duty D rings. That way I can either hang on the ring itself or stretch heavy picture wire between two of them.
Thanks!
Deb

Twice Nice said...

Love these!

Muchmore Creative said...

Great project! Love how it turned out. Have a great week :)

Lisa Cestkowski said...

You make it looks so easy, I'm almost considering trying to make my own.(But I know mine would not end up looking anywhere near as beautiful.) Thanks for the peak into how you paint and for the inspiration.

Anonymous said...

Love this! Hope you have one in Etsy in a few weeks so i can order one! love your site!