It’s so exciting to be here today. Tatertots & Jello has set the creative blogging bar in my opinion, and Jen amazes me all the time. I squealed when she invited me to share this DIY upcycled shelving wall art tutorial & printable. Thank you Jen!
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I recently had the opportunity to make a wall art trio while in Colorado visiting my stepson. He commissioned me to create art from three salvaged particle board shelves to adorn the bare walls of his new apartment. Graphic design and repurposing… I jumped at the chance. After picking his brain to get an idea of the look he was going for, we got online and landed on three Target prints for the inspiration. I opened Photoshop and got busy creating my version of his favorites:
You can recreate this set yourself for way cheap. Here is how!
- The graphics – right click each link to open the full resolution version and save to your computer. Transfer to a flash drive and go to your local Staples, Office Max or other printer to have them printed on regular copy paper. Office Depot and Office Max charge around $0.80 per 11×17 color copy, and Staples is a little more at just over $1. You are looking at around $3 total for the prints. The image size for each print is 11 x 11.5 inches since that is what the shelf size for mounting is. If you want to resize or crop to a different aspect ratio, just pull the graphics into your favorite photo editor and have at it. You should be able to resize to 12×12 inches without losing picture quality, but I wouldn’t go much bigger than that.
- Mod Podge in finish of choice
- 1 inch foam brush
- Scrap wood (same size as your prints)
- Black acrylic paint
- Hanging Mechanism – We used Velcro brand removable picture hangers since they are damage free
- Damp Cloth
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