Truthfully, I haven't been nearly as crafty in this new house as I thought I would be. I envisioned myself finding old, used pieces of furniture and carefully refinishing them; I once even thought we'd build our own dining room table when I saw housewives on Pinterest were doing it. But in reality, I ended up buying a ton of factory-made, assemble-it-yourself pieces from Ikea and Target. With the exception of staining a shelf from Michaels, I haven't been very DIY at all.
Two new wing-backed dining chairs I purchased online from Target were delivered yesterday and they look pretty awesome if I do say so myself. I think the rustic old table (from Payson Indoor Yardsale on Facebook) and the industrial metal chairs (also from Target) look pretty cool combined with something so classically refined, don't you think?
Anyway, the chairs came in a big box with lots of thick cardboard and two pieces of thin wood. The wood seemed like the perfect size for some wall art. Finally, it was time to get crafty!
1. Get a sheet of plywood or something. I was pretty lucky getting mine for free.
2. With painter's tape, tape off a funky grid.
3. Stain it! A little can of wood stain is only like $5. I got our gray stain from Home Depot, and decided to do a few random squares in a darker walnut. After it dries go ahead and peel away the tape. Ours bled a little, but we liked the effect.
4. Hang it up! I just screwed it directly into the wall. I figured the screw heads were kinda rustic industrial.
5. Now your modern wood wall art is ready to enjoy. Ours is in the dining room above the bar.