DIY Pottery Barn Painted Pieced Woodwork

Lately I have been a little obsessed with creating and acquiring artwork for our home. I think I have finally had my fill of blank walls. Art is an easy way to add character and personality to a room and my house is lacking some major personality.

I am slowly making small changes in our master bathroom and when I was given the opportunity for a mini shopping spree at Consumer Crafts I decided to make some art work for this room. We are doing a vibrant beach inspired bathroom. I fell in love with the painted wood art at Pottery Barn. I feel it would be the perfect focal point. I obviously do not have $399.00 laying around so I decided to re-create a more cost efficient DIY version.

I achieved the look I was going for. I think. The materials I used didn’t lend itself to create an exact replica but I cam fairly close. I will probably try to duplicate this look again with real wood at some point.

This project is simple to execute but it was VERY time consuming. It took a lot of time to cut each Popsicle stick and create the pattern.

I would say it was roughly the amount of time it takes to watch – 

2 episodes of Ghost Hunters
1 quarter of a Redskins Game
2 episodes of Hart of Dixie
1 episode of Big Bang Theory
2 episodes of Hoarders

All good things come in time, right? If you are willing to commit, here is how you do it.

First you need a few things:

4 18×24 inch artist canvas
Jumbo Popsicle Sticks
Various shades of Acrylic paint (I used 6 colors)
Foam Brushes
Mod Podge
E600 Glue

The first thing you need to do is glue your canvases together to make one large surface. This step is not necessary but I really wanted one LARGE piece of art. I used E600 glue and clamped it down until it was dry. I didn’t do this, but I would suggest putting a few nails or screws in there to really make sure it is secure.

Next it is time to bust out the paint. I painted 50 Popsicle sticks in each color. It was crazy. I had every surface covered with them. I am still having nightmares.

Once every thing is dry and your canvas is secured together you are ready to start cutting your Popsicle sticks down and creating your pattern. I was surprised at how easily the craft sticks cut, well most of them. I was also able to cut the sticks down the center to help fill in smaller gaps.

I used mod podge to secure my Popsicle sticks onto my canvas. I worked in sections creating my pattern and spreading out the glue. Don’t be afraid to lay it on thick. I coated the canvas AND the top of the craft sticks with mod podge. I choose the matte finish so that my finished product would look natural.

I really love the finished product. It was definitely a labor of love and I can’t wait to show you what it looks like in the bathroom once it is finished.

Consumer Crafts was such a pleasure to order from. I couldn’t believe all of the crafty items they were offering. The pricing is on point and the shipping was super fast. I had a few items on hand, but I spent under $30.00 to create this Pottery Barn knock off. 

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