First of all, we are OBSESSED with this artwork that we made. We saw some ideas on Pinterest that were similar to this, and we decided it was a great way to fill up the huge wall space in our dining room. It gave us another opportunity to give our wall space some color, and it let me show off some awesome stripe painting skills!
Secondly, it was incredibly easy to make this. We started off with 3 pieces of MDF wood we bought from Home Depot. We decided to use MDF because it was light and was a lot cheaper than buying “real” wood.
When we got it home my husband built a frame onto the back of each piece to hang them on the wall (otherwise we would have had to screw each piece into the wall from each corner, and we didn’t like how we envisioned that). Once the frames were glued into place (we used wood glue. That was a lot easier than nailing it or screwing it) we primed the pieces with latex stain blocking primer. Once that was dry we gave them a good coating of white semi-gloss paint that we had in our paint collection from previous projects.
We spaced our canvasses out evenly by placing a piece of wood in between each piece. Now it was on to the most tedious part of this project: drawing the stripes onto the boards. My husband helped a lot with this project: he’s definitely way more into math and numbers than I am!