I was at Target the other day when I saw this great Mid-Century Modern Gold Wall Decor piece for $54.99. I was in the process of redecorating our guest bedroom and thought it would be perfect for above the chest. However with a total budget of $375 I couldn’t justify spending 15% of the budget on a single decor piece. So, I decided this was going to be a Diytto project. What’s a Diytto project you ask? It’s when I create a budget-friendly duplicate of a more expensive furniture, art or decor piece. Wanna see another Diytto project? Check out my Diytto Anthropologie Luxe Fur Bench.
I decided bamboo skewers would be the most economical and easiest solution for this DIY Mid-Century wall decor piece. I purchased a pack of 100 from Walmart for $0.97. I started by laying down my horizontal pattern first.
Once I had that pattern set, one by one I glued vertical skewers to the existing horizontal ones. I used tiny beads of wood glue to attach them to each other. I found that I couldn’t get a well controlled bead size from the glue bottle, so I transferred the wood glue to a syringe (minus the needle) and that worked very well. I let it dry overnight, then I took it outside and spray painted it with gold spray paint.
I only used about 60 of the 100 bamboo skewers that came in the pack, so as you can see you have a lot of flexibility with a single pack to either make the decor larger or more complex with additional skewers.
I’m really happy with the way this turned out, especially when I look at the savings. I just created a $54.99 art piece for only $1, you can’t beat that!
To see other boho inspired art and decor check out my boho-inspired bedroom make-over….dreamcatcher curtains anyone?