I was at Target one day when I saw this great Mid-Century Modern Gold Wall Decor piece, for $60. I was in the process of redecorating our guest bedroom and thought it would be perfect for above the chest. However with a total redecorating budget of $375 I couldn’t justify spending 15% of it 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 a term I coined to describe my DIY budget-friendly version of a more expensive piece of furniture, art or decor. So instead of Ditto, it’s Diytto. For another one of my Diytto projects check out my Anthropologie Inspired Luxe Fur Bench!
Supplies needed for your Modern Gold Wall Decor:
- Bamboo Skewers
- Wood Glue
- Gold Spray Paint
For this project I decided bamboo skewers would be the most economical and easiest solution, so I purchased a pack of 100 for $1.00. 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 let it dry overnight, then I took it outside and spray painted it with gold spray paint.
If you don’t have wood glue, any craft/tacky glue or even Elmers School Glue would work (I tested it). The only glue I would not recommend is super glue, while it’s great for a lot of things, wood is not one of them.
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 piece larger or more complex with additional skewers.
I’m really happy with the way this turned out, especially when I look at the savings. Because I already had gold spray paint and glue leftover from other projects, my only cost was $1 for the skewers, so I just created a $60 art piece for only $1!
As someone who crafts all the time, I have spray paint and glue at my disposal but you may not. So your cost to complete this project will likely be ~$6 (~$4 for spray paint, $1 for Elmer’s School Glue and $1 for skewers).
To hang it, I simply put 2 very small nails into the wall (one on the right and one on the left) and then hung it right across the nails.
Author: Nicole Bolin
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