Another project is crossed off my list. A few weeks back we cut a piece of plywood for a corner shelf in our living room so that we could raise our TV up. I should have painted it right then but was unsure of how I wanted to go about it. After tossing different ideas around I finally decided to paint it to look like old boards….colorful old boards. It only took about an hour and it turned out exactly how I wanted it to.
I started with the raw piece of plywood and taped the shapes of the boards. Using acrylic paint and an old ragged 2″ paintbrush I filled in the shapes. When that was dry I rubbed it with a coat of walnut stain. The stain brought out the colors and at the same time let the grain of the wood show through. The last step I did was spray it with a matte sealer.
We could have hired a professional but I like to do things myself (any excuse to get my paints out). The only expense was the plywood ($20). We already had the saw, tape, paint and stain.
I love saving money.
BE HAPPY! 🙂