Couple of weeks ago I was searching for some wall decals @ ebay and surprised when I saw the below metal wall art priced so high. Ofcourse, it is Pottern Barn 😉
So I couldn’t wait to make something similar and mine costed $3(some stuff already on hand) and it looks like this:
Isn’t it great!!
Intially, thought it can be stenciled and started looking on interest and found many pins. I looked at few tutorials but they are done with wood and you need something like Jigsaw to cut the curvy shapes.
That’s when I started looking at options that can replace wood as I don’t have sufficient tools. The thought of using a foam sheet was exciting but wasn’t sure of the look. However, I got 3 sheets of foam @ Hobby lobby and gave it a try. I was really impressed by the way it turned out.
And now my dining room looks perfect with those fancy yet simple wall decor.
All you need is:
3 Foam sheets(99c each)
Large print out of the image
Xacto or any other sharp knife
Self healing mat or any hard surface area to cut the image
Since i couldn’t print an A3 image using the Poster printing option in PDF printed the image in 4 A4 sheets.
Trace the image on the foam sheet and it easily gets on . Cut it with a sharp knife. Make sure you use a self healing mat or any wood base where you don’t mind the cut marks.
I have cut all three shapes, but wasn’t completely happy with the look, because the surface was quite pale. To get a shine, I rubbed little baby oil with cotton and it looked perfect. Unless you look closely you can never make out.
They don’t look perfect but good enough to add on your walls and brag about it 🙂
And the foam cut-outs won’t go waste. You can use them to decorate you kitchen 😉