Add color to your walls with this graphic piece of DIY artwork. Craft boards, paint, and plywood are all you need to create this quick-and-easy wall art.
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Have a Lowe's associate cut a 2-ft x 2-ft square from the plywood.
Cut all 1/4-in craft boards of different widths to 17 inches long. To make the frame, cut two 1/2-in x 2-in craft boards 24-in long and two more 21-in long.
Into three disposable cups, use a tablespoon to add these ratios of dark and light paint from the same color group: 2 dark/1 light, 1 dark/1 light, 1 dark/2 light. (We used Valspar Signature Soft Duckling, #3001-2A, for the light yellow and Sunset Glow, #3009-2, for the darker color.) Mix the combinations thoroughly.
Paint the bottom board the darker, non-blended color. Paint the next one up the 2-dark/1-light blend, followed by the 1-dark/1-light blend, the 1-dark/2-light blend, and for the top board, the lighter non-blended color. Paint the frame in the blend or non-blended color of your choice. (We used the 1-dark/2-light ratio.)
Sand the plywood panel smooth, wipe clean, and apply two coats of white paint. Let the boards and panel dry overnight. Then glue the frame pieces to the panel. Clamp or apply weight to the frame until the glue dries.
Glue the 6-in-wide bottom board (5) parallel with and roughly 2 inches from the bottom of the frame. Do the same for the top board (1) and position the middle board (3) parallel, but not centered, between the top and bottom boards. Angle boards 2 and 4 slightly as you glue them to the panel.
Attach two D-ring hangers to the back of the panel.