My little boys’ bedroom is an airplane theme if you missed my boys’ room reveal and a looooong time ago as I was gathering inspiration for this space, I saw this image via Pottery Barn and loved it at first sight, of course.
My boys’ room is an airplane theme you could say and this was too perfect! Then, if I remember correctly, I found out it is around $300, clicked out of the website and forgot about it… Until I saw this image on pinterest.
The pin took me to The Cre8tive Outlet where I found this fantastic wall art tutorial! Holy what?! How did I not know Mod Podge could be used as a medium for image transfer?!?? WHAT!? I know. I was shocked too. PS. I actually thought this was the same one from the catalog until I realized it was a DIY!
Well, I didn’t have any barn wood laying around but I knew what I wanted and I did have some 2x6s and I got to work! Why is it that the projects I put together on the spot using only what I have on hand, end up being some of my FAVORITE projects? Probably a good thing but ironic if nothing else.
First, I took my wood planks, imperfect and unsanded and painted them white. Any ‘ole white will do.
Next, I put a good solid coat of Mod Podge on my mostly dry painted wood.
Then, lay your images face down (this will be a mirrored image of whatever you printed) and I used a credit card to adhere the paper to the wood. Note: my wood pieces were not nailed, glued, or stuck together in any way at this point, I just laid them right next to each other.
I found the credit card smoothing method worked well. Well, zoo card but whatev.
Next, you can start to peel off your printed pages. I was going for rustic look so I didn’t mind if the image transfered perfectly. I would suggest using a very smooth piece of wood and lots of mod podge if you want a clear image transfer. Just sayin’! 😉
After I peeled it all (it took a little picking and scraping when some of the Mod Podge dried) I used a walnut stain and brushed it over to of the entire board to give it a worn look. I also took some acrylic craft paint and touched up a few areas that didn’t transfer well.
Finally, I nailed another 2×6 to the wall and nailed the two planks right onto that and voila! DONE!
You could totally get brackets or some other means of hanging it up but I used everything I had on hand since I was too tired and it was way too late to go to the store! Start to finish, you’re looking at about 1-2 hours for your project depending on size etc.
Here’s what you see as you come up the stairs. Sorry for the tiny pic.. Its zoomed in quite a bit so it was all pixely! Sorry!
A few of you asked for the tutorial so there you have it! My boys and I really love it! Hubby too! Pretty nice touch for free eh?