DIY Wood Shim Wall Art

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I saw a post from East Coast Creative {A *MUST Follow*!  @eastcoastcreative} a while back that I KNEW I had to try. My vacant kitchen wall was the perfect place for this wood shim wall art! 
 
For a super simple, and mega cute project go HERE and follow her tutorial. I thought I would go ahead and include my pics of my own attempt at her style with a couple minor differences.
 
diy wood shim wall art - Splendry
Kitchenette before:
diy wood shim wall art - Splendry

(apologies for the poor quality photo)

Kitchenette after:
diy wood shim wall art - Splendry

ADORE!!

My steps included the same as ECC’s:

Wood Shim Wall Art Tutorial

I gathered my assortment of spray paints and threw in a wood stain that I had from another room. I purchased two sets of 12″ wood shims on Amazon.

You can get these at any hardware store, of course, too. I went with less longer shims than the tutorial because of the size and shape of my wall. You can adjust your size and amount to your needs – another great perk of this project!

diy wood shim wall art - Splendry

My gracious hubs offered to miter the shims at the 45 degree angle. Thank you! *NOTE: Some of them will chip, or split, but can possibly still be useable, plus that adds character.

diy wood shim wall art - Splendry

Sprayed and stained:

diy wood shim wall art - Splendry
Laid out the pattern the way I wanted:
diy wood shim wall art - Splendry
 

*NOTE: Here is where I added a step to the ECC tutorial.

I wanted to be able to use these again somewhere else if I ever wanted a change. So, I had a slab of .5″ particle board cut to size at Lowe’s  to mount on the back.

diy wood shim wall art - Splendry

I found it was best for me to glue the shims to each other on top and bottom with wood glue, let dry, and then I used Gorilla Glue to mount the particle board on the back.

diy wood shim wall art - Splendry
 
diy wood shim wall art - Splendry
 

I attached a picture mount and “ta-da’!

diy wood shim wall art - Splendry
diy wood shim wall art - Splendry
 
 

Finished product again:

diy wood shim wall art - Splendry

This is a project I would do again if a reason ever came up. It was fun and seriously so simple. Success!

Love this easy project? We found nine more wood shim projects we think you’ll love too!

Originally published July 29, 2015

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Aubrie

Aubrie

Executive Director at Heartbeat for Hope
I was born and raised in Edmond, OK and love the town so much I stayed here to raise my family. I am blessed with a romantic, caring, talented husband & two awesome boys. I started my career life as a wedding coordinator, and I still love event planning! Now I am founder/director of Heartbeat for Hope, a non-profit supporting education and rural development in Ghana, Africa. I love my fabulous family, friends, movies, binge-watching crime dramas, and home projects whenever I can.
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2 Comments

  1. This looks amazing! Especially with the other reds in the Kitchen. I love DIYs but the wood ones freak me out a bit (saws and such) but I think I’ll give this one a try.

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