All you need to create do-it-yourself wall art is some old planks, a paint brush, a few small nails, and your trusty can of spray paint. Oh, and don’t forget to bring up that half used gallon of paint from the basement. The only think you may have to purchase or borrow is a stencil, which you can find at most dollar stores for a buck or two, a piece of crown molding, some glue and a power saw or chop saw.
Step 1: Finding the wood
If you don’t have plentiful piles of wood scrap lying around the yard, consider yourself unlucky for this project but lucky for everyday other day of the year. Keep your eyes peeled for any neighbors who have just finished a reno or a deck, and hit them up for a few pieces of ‘garbage’ they might have.
Get creative with your search for some boards. If you have a family member with a barn that is falling apart in their back woods, go for a hike! Look for pieces that are cracked and weathered, but stay away from anything rotten!
My mother has this old sled in her burning pile and pieces of a front step, both are perfect candidates for some wall art!