Diytto Project: DIY Mid-Century Modern Gold Wall Decor

Author: Nicole Bolin

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.

Diytto Mid-century wall decorI 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!

diy mid century modern artTo see other boho inspired art and decor check out my boho-inspired bedroom make-over….dreamcatcher curtains anyone?

diy mid century modern wall decor