DIY Pieced Wood Artwork

by Melissa

 
This pieced wood art was inspired by a higher end piece. Find out how it was created for the price of the taxes on the expensive piece alone.
  

I found a inspiration piece of Pottery Barn artwork that I love but it has a hefty $399 dollar price tag. I might could talk my husband into a piece of fine art for that price but never in a million years would he let me justify the pieced wood artwork at $400. 

I knew it would be an easy DIY because I mean really, it’s pieced together wood. It took us less than a day to have it started and completed, stained and all.

Here is the inspiration piece.
 
 
There are only a few things I didn’t like about the inspiration piece and of course #1 being the price.  I also didn’t care for the red or black in this piece because I decorate more with blue, yellow, green, and brown.
 
So what do we do when it doesn’t fit your budget or quite your taste either. You BIY! That is you build it yourself of course. 🙂
 
It costed right around $30 for all the materials, which was about 4 – 1x3x8 boards and a piece of 2’x4′ precut plywood. We basically spent what it would cost in taxes for the inspiration piece. No brainer!
 
I started off by getting it all marked off the way I wanted them, then I proceeded to stain them and put them back together in a completely different order. Go figure!! So if you are thinking about making this yourself I suggest staining the wood then cutting to the size you need as you place the pieces on the board.
 
DIY: Pieced Wood Artwork {PB Inspired}
 
DIY: Pieced Wood Artwork {PB Inspired}
 
I stained the brown and greyish pieces with Minwax stain. The brown color is English Chestnut and the grey color is Weathered Oak. The color pieces (yellow, blue and green) where painted with a paint wash. If you want to know how to do that then check out my post on washing with acrylics.
 
DIY: Pieced Wood Artwork {PB Inspired}
 
DIY: Pieced Wood Artwork {PB Inspired}
 
 

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Tanya Runkle April 16, 2013 - 3:19 PM

Melissa this turned out SO amazing! If I was going to make something from PB I think I would choose this 🙂 Would love for you to share your project with us at the Pretty Things Link Party at twelveOeight, hope to see you there 🙂

xo, Tanya
http://twelveoeight.blogspot.com/2013/04/pretty-things-16-link-party-and.html

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Crystelle Boutique April 16, 2013 - 4:34 PM

I love it : simply LOVE it! I am so pinning! It is like a quilt made out of wood pieces. So inspiring. So simple. So festive… I could go on and on….. You are my inspiration today!!!
Thanks for sharing… 🙂

Wishing you a superb Tuesday… 🙂

hugs x
Crystelle

Crystelle Boutique

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Design Originals by KC April 16, 2013 - 4:50 PM

Melissa, I LOVE this! Found you on Sugar bee and hope you make the top 10 posts 🙂 or readers choice.. your idea ROCKS! Kathi

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Julie{isCocoandCocoa} April 17, 2013 - 2:11 AM

This piece is amazing! Love, love, love it.

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Julie{isCocoandCocoa} April 17, 2013 - 2:12 AM

Oh, and since I saw the comment above, I got to do the picks for the Sugar Bee blog this week and this was one I picked!

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Melissa April 17, 2013 - 2:42 AM

YAY!!! So excited, thanks so much for featuring my project. 🙂

xoxo,
Melissa

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Melissa April 17, 2013 - 2:42 AM

Thanks Diana! 🙂

xoxo,
Melissa

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Tina from A Few Pretty Things April 17, 2013 - 7:10 AM

What a great project!

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Artsy Chicks Rule April 17, 2013 - 9:00 PM

What a great project! I love it…thanks so much for sharing on Project Inspire{d}!
Nancy

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Mandy Beyeler April 17, 2013 - 9:51 PM

Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday over at Sugar Bee Crafts – you were featured today!
–Mandy, http://www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

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Lauren Lanker April 17, 2013 - 9:59 PM

I find this so inspirational! We have a lot of wood scraps lying around from our many pallet projects. And I think this might be just the diy project for them. Found you at Sugar Bee Crafts!

Hugs,
Lauren
The Thinking Closet

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Cindy April 19, 2013 - 3:55 PM

Thanks for sharing that amazing art! Hope you’ll see what I’ve been making @ sunsetcoasting.blogspot.com. Beautiful.. wow.. ok.. bye!

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Katie @ Creatively Living April 19, 2013 - 4:22 PM

That turned out GREAT! Fantastic knock-off! Thanks for linking it up at Monday Funday!

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Vanessa July 6, 2013 - 2:50 PM

Wow! That turned out great! It’s always so fun recreating things for so much cheaper.

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