I’ve had this project in my head for a long time. I finally got the inspiration bug and made some time to actually bring it to life and I totally love it and how it turned out. The best thing is it is pretty easy as well. I’m excited to share this Quilt Block Wood Painted DIY Décor.
My grandmother is a wonderful quilter and her stuff is gorgeous. We are all lucky to have receive beautiful pieces from her. I’ve tried some sewing things but it’s just not something that comes very naturally to me so I stick to other things. But I’ve always loved quilt blocks and beautiful designs that people come up with. This is my version of a quilt block but in wood and my style. It could be altered to a larger or smaller size. I got a piece of precut particle board at Lowe’s in a 2’x2″ piece. This was a piece of wood I’ve used before for backdrops and reflecting with some other posts but repurposed it for this project. I think the boards are around $4. I painted the base in white.
Now you could do this with painters tape but I decided to use my vinyl cutter and make a stencil as I thought that would be a little easier. I had to cut it in two pieces and had to make sure the design overlapped to both pieces.
Then I had to go around and line up the vinyl lines to make sure that everything went together when I got it together for one large piece.
You can find some tips on this in My Top 10 Tips for Creating Wood Signs and Crafts post. Once I got the vinyl applied to the board, I painted a thin coat of white paint over the stencil. When it was nearly dry, I painted the colors I wanted in each areas. I used Valspar’s Midnight Bayou (dark blue in the middle), Coral Banks (coral/pink), Talipot Palm (green), Folk Art’s paint Mushroom (tan/brown), Anita’s Craft Paint in Hay (yellow). Then while the paint was still wet, I peeled off the stencil. Once it was dry, I scuffed it up with some sandpaper to make it more antique looking.
I am in love with the way it turned out!
I hammered in a sawtooth hanger in the back and hung it above my DIY upcycled kitchen cart.