Lowe's Home Improvement

Color Block Wall Art

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Dress up your walls with painted plywood boards. They're attractive and easy to make.

Color block wall art

Project Overview

Skill Level


Estimated Time

A few hours

Estimated Cost


Tools and Materials


  • Measuring tape
  • Handsaw
  • Painter's tape
  • 4" paintbrush


  • 4'x4' birch plywood, #6201
  • Polycrylic clear satin finish, 1 quart, #45889
  • Self-leveling picture hangers, #62958

Valspar Signature paint

  • Indigo Streamer, #4010-4
  • Crocodile Smile, #6005-7C
  • Dreamy Caramel, #3003-4A
  • Soft Skies, #4006-6A
  • Bay Mist, #5006-7C

Items may be Special Order in some stores. Product costs, availability, and item numbers may vary online or by market. Paint colors may vary slightly from those shown. Availability varies by market for lumber species and sizes.

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Step 1

Measure and cut 4'x4' birch plywood into six 15"x24" pieces.

Step 2

Use painter's tape to mask off the edges of each board. (We left a 3" border on all four sides.) Tape across the middle of each board to create the upper 9" square.

Step 3

Painting upper square

Paint the upper squares using colors of your choice. Let dry.

Step 4

Remove the tape across the middle and reposition to create a 9" square on the bottom of the board.

Step 5

Painting lower square

Paint the lower square. Let dry.

Step 6

Remove all tape. Seal the board with a water-based Polycrylic finish.

Step 7

Center a self-leveling picture hanger on the back of the board and hang.