Sunday, December 2, 2012

$15 Barnwood Backdrop

Over the river


through the woods

you might see

a wreath on a barn

here where I live in the Midwest.

It's a cozy Christmas sight

that I wanted to recreate for a wall in my home.

Since I don't have a mantel

my barnwood backdrop will create a nice wall centerpiece.

I like the simple style

of just the old barn feel

with a humble wreath,

void of bling,

just some tiny white lights.

I also like that it is large scale and small cost.

Here I go again with the fenceboards,

what are they?  my new bff's evidently.

But really, they are $2.15 per 6' board

They are dog eared cedar fence boards from Menards.

I used six boards and cut 42" lengths.

So you are getting more material for the $12-13

for other projects.

Add some paint, underlayment backing, and screws

and the project might be around $15 or so.

Lay the boards out...

Cut a piece of underlayment or thin board

to use as backing to connect the boards with screws.

Wrap wire twice around a longer screw

to use as a hanger on the back.

I used gold and brown paint for a base.

Then I brushed on about 2 coats of warm white

leaving some of the undercoat to show through.

Now some sturdy screws to hang it,

and it will make a great backdrop for all seasons.

For now it gets a wreath

and reminds me of Christmas Country Roads.

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So, the tree is up, and the lights are on,

but I  still have more decorating to do!

I'm sure many of you are like me,

busy, but enjoying the season.

See you soon,

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Connie said...

Love the simpleness of this project, thanks for sharing.

the cape on the corner said...

great idea!

Rasonda @ East Conolly Cottage said...

so pretty and simple. Love it Deb!

Susan Shull said...

now this is cute!

Twice Nice said...

Something simple that gives you a dramatic it! This tropical weather we are having has made it hard to get in the Christmas decorating mood!

20 North Ora said...

Wonderful idea! It looks perfect!


Unknown said...

It's simply beautiful!
Great backdrop for many different things through the year I'm sure!

reFresh reStyle said...

I love it! What a great idea and it looks like old wood. I love your tree.

SewSweetVIntage said...

Country chic. LOVE it!!!! Following your blog now. Follow me too. I posted to the party:)

Emily @ The Diligent One said...

Love! And your family room looks so cozy and bedecked for Christmas!

Moe Talks A Lot said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! I need a garage and power tools!

Heidi Lisa said...

Love it Deb! I'm going to have to make a Pinterest page just with your stuff!

Debbie @ MeandMyDIY said...

Deb, this is such a great idea. It looks great with the wreath, and I'm looking forward to seeing it dressed up in other ways too, as I'm sure you will. I really love the look of it, and it's so simple to make. It would also make a great backdrop just for taking pictures of things. Do you mind sharing the exact colors you used? I'm pinning this!

Deb Hrabik said...

Happy to share those colors.
FolkArt Raw Sienna. Then I wiped on a little bit of Early American Minwax Stain. Dry for about an hour. It can still be damp then there will be a little blending. Then brush acrylic white (I used just the Craftsmart white).
So glad you liked it!

Feral Turtle said...

Love your wreath backdrop. So pretty! I can respect a woman who loves fence-board. Cheers.

Unknown said...

Deb, this is awesome! Great tutorial too! I'd love to have you share it over at Shizzle Design today, I'm hosting Home for the HOliday's 2012 Hand Painted Christmas Link UP Party going on now at:

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

I love the rustic feel and the beautiful finish you achieved!

Sarah @ 20 State said...

Love it, just gorgeous!

Mariaelena said...

I LOVE the simplicity of this project!!...It's a perfect backdrop for you wreath...glad to meet you...pls come over for a visit...after blogging for a couple of years now, trying to get mine back up and

Rasmussen Family said...

love it! i just did a similar finish on our dining table we just built! this would go perfect in my house:)