Monday, May 7, 2012

Rustic Wall Art - Part 2

I know this post is late getting out but this project took longer than anticipated! I hope everyone had a great weekend and wonderful Monday! (As good as Monday's get at least.) 

I wanted to share with you the second part of the rustic wood art for Con-Man's room! Last week I showed you how I used pallets to build my canvas. Now I want to show you want I did with it. I've mentioned before that COn-Man LOVES cars; especially Lighting McQueen.

So I thought it would be appropriate to have Lighting McQueen make an appearance in his room. I started by finding an image of Lighting online. I enlarged it then printed it out in sections. If you want to use the image and try this project out yourself I provided the link to the download below.

After printing all the sections of the image I cut it out and taped it together to make a template.

*If any of the following steps seem confusing just let me know- this took me a while to figure out how to put everything together, cut it out and then reattach. 

The next step was fitting my wood pieces together. (I only did this part for the outer sections.) I used long strips of a 1x2 that I cut in half to attach the pallet wood pieces together. First by drilling pilot holes then screwing them together.

Since the pallet wood was a little flimsy on the ends I used some Gorilla Wood Glue to hold them together.

Next I traced the image of Lighting onto the wood canvas I created.

I cut the inner pieces out first. I had to glue some of my smaller inner pieces together using wood glue.

Then it was time to cut the outer sections. 

This part had a lot of curves to so I had to cut it in pieces. 

And it might be time to invest in a real work bench. Our picnic table can't take any more abuse.

Seeing how everything is coming together!

This is how everything is attached in the back.

All done and hung! Con-Man thought it was pretty cool to have Lighting McQueen hanging in his room.

I like the way it turned out but I'm debating on doing one more treatment to this project before it's fully complete. 

What do you think? Not bad for a completely free piece of art?!

And sorry about the not so great picture quality- there is a rumor that I might get a new camera for Mothers Day since my old one bit the dust.


Cassie Bustamante said...

that is SO cool! love it!

Mally said...

Great recycled wall art. Very creative.

joybob59 said...

I think you mean "Lightning" instead of "Lighting." Just trying to help! Both my boys are in college, but they would have loved your idea!

Unknown said...

hi Rachelle Falcon
This really rustic I love it, it seems wood wall art will be very good for decorating my house :) thank you article has inspired me :)