Friday, June 20, 2014

Easy Geometric Wall Art

This post originally appeared as a guest post on Home Coming.

Lest you think I have been slacking, I have been elbow deep into 2 huge projects this week. I'll give you a hint, they both involve my bathroom vanity, trips to Home Depot, and making a huge mess. 

Here is a sneak peak (taken in haste on my phone). 

Don't worry, I'll take some good photos once everything is all done. I'm so excited! In the meantime, I thought I'd share a fun and easy art project with you all. 

After building 30 wood boxes for my Mid-Century Industrial Storage Shelf, I was left with a bag of scrap, plywood triangles. My brain started to fill with artistic possibilities, so I put on some Passion Pit and got my hipster on.

I dug out a spare piece of plywood and trimmed it down to a manageable size (18" x 22")

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Next, it was time for paint. I was lucky enough to win a contest at SNAP Conference last month, and was sent home with some awesome swag. Included was a couple bottles of Multi-purpose paint by American and a bottle of Gold Leaf from Superlite. 

I wanted to showcase the bare wood, and just have accents of color, so I ended up painting only 4-5 triangles of each color.

When it came to attaching the triangles, I used good ole' wood glue. I started with my bottom row, then went up one side. This showed me how many triangles I was going to need and helped me decided where to place the color.


About an hour and one playlist over, this is what I ended up with.


I love the 3-dimensional texture gluing on the triangles created. Just to make things fun, I added a random, glittered triangle.

This piece of artwork was super easy to make and cost me nothing! In fact, I styled this whole bookshelf with things I had laying around. Get creative! Look around the house (or yard) for shapes you like. Spray paint can make almost anything look good. Don't be afraid to mix metals. Just fill your shelves with things you love, and remember to vary the heights, textures, etc.

I'm really happy with how my wood triangle art turned out, but I feel like I need to wear a scarf and find a food truck for lunch now.

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  1. I really love this! We have literally nothing on our walls since we moved in, I think I might try this.

  2. It's really beautiful work.Thanks for this kind of stuff.I mean I am totally impressed. Hope to see more updated work here. I have to say, it is very informative.

  3. This looks so cute! Good luck w/ the vanity.