Written by Kristin Dowding
Before you go shopping for your next art piece, try creating your own! Here are instructions from interior designer and blogger Kaycie Chiampi for making a modern DIY textured wall art piece for your farmhouse.
What You’ll Need:
- White canvas 24” x 48”
- Joint knife
- Joint compound (Kaycie used All Purpose by USG Sheetrock)
- Chalk paint in black (Kaycie used Rust-oleum Chalked in Charcoal)
- Chalk paint in white (Kaycie used Rust-oleum Chalked in Linen White)
- 2 premium pine boards 1” x 2” x 8’
- Foam roller
- Construction adhesive
- Nail gun or hammer and nails
- Saw (optional)
Also Read: How to Choose Art for Your Home?
What You’ll Do to Create Your DIY Textured Wall Art Piece
- Using the joint knife, spread the joint compound onto the canvas in horizontal lines that vary the thickness. The messier the look, the better. Allow it to dry.
- Paint the whole canvas black, using a dabbing motion around the texture edges with a sponge. Allow it to dry.
- Using a tiny amount of paint, dry brush over the raised areas with the white paint. Before you allow it to dry, wipe it with a damp sponge to give it a smooth look. Allow it to dry.
- To make a frame, cut the pine boards to size and paint them black using a foam roller. Kaycie suggests black paint with a satin finish to contrast the matte finish of the art.
- Once dry, use construction adhesive to adhere the wood pieces to the edges of the canvas. Reinforce it with nails. Complete the look by adding a gallery light over the hanging art piece.
To see more of Kaycie’s incredible home, read here. Interested in more DIY projects? Find out how to customize a regular IKEA dresser into a DIY Apothecary Cabinet! Of course, don’t forget to follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest for your daily dose of farmhouse inspiration!
Kristin Dowding is a freelance writer, contributing articles to both print magazines (American Farmhouse Style, Cottages and Bungalows and Atomic Ranch) and websites. She enjoys editing novels, reading and flipping old furniture.