I love this Restoration Hardware inspired wood nautical wall art I made for Little Miss’ room. This was such a quick and easy project!
After the pirate themed bridal shower, I needed a place to reuse all of the decorations I made for the shower. My house isn’t that ocean-y, but I figured it would be the perfect theme for a little girl’s room.
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When I decided I wanted to do an under the sea, ocean themed room for Little Miss, I had such a hard time deciding what to put over her crib. Everything seemed so obvious!
I wanted something super cute, but not over the top ocean and nothing too heavy, since it would be over her crib and I’m kind of neurotic. I searched and searched, but couldn’t find anything I liked.
Then when cruising Pinterest one day, I came across this wood nautical wall art from RH Baby and Kids. I fell in love!
The Restoration Hardware wall art was perfect for the feel I was going for. But the price tag wasn’t.
So I kept searching for something I might like more. Then when walking through Walmart one day, I saw plain square wood pieces.
I knew I could make something similar to the Restoration Hardware art I fell in love with.
My original plan was to make my own stencil, but I found some nautical stencils at Walmart as well and thought they were perfect!
All I had to do now was stencil onto the wood pieces. When applying the paint, I applied one thin coat. I wanted the paint to look old and worn, so I sanded it a little bit after it dried as well.
The wood already has a rope hanger, but i just tucked it behind the piece and added sawtooth hangers onto the back.
- Pick your favorite stencils to use. Line up your stencil with the center of your piece. Tape down all four sides of your stencil
- Using a paint brush, apply paint to your stencil. I find it works best to dab the paint on rather than swipe it. You may have to hold down the edges a little.
- After the stencil has been painted, carefully remove the stencil. Allow paint to dry.
- Once paint is dry, add the sawtooth hangers to the back of your wood square using a hammer.
Optional: Once the paint is dry (24 hours) lightly sand to help scuff the paint and make the piece look old and worn.
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This project was quick, easy, and inexpensive! I love these kinds of crafts. What do you think? What could you make with these wood pieces from Walmart?