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DIY Coastal Decor – Painted Driftwood Wall Art

Woo hoo! We are almost all done and ready to reveal the Orchardview Room of our Graystone Beach Coastal Cottage reno. This week we’re adding a large yet inexpensive DIY coastal decor idea to the bedroom: a painted driftwood wall art piece!

Create a beautiful coastal art piece for your wall using driftwood and a cool mix of blues, white and grey paint.

We’ve completed a number of projects so far that we invite you to explore as a part of this cottage bedroom makeover including:

Create a beautiful coastal art piece for your wall using driftwood and a cool mix of blues, white and grey paint.

Next week we’ll be revealing the entire room and then the design plans for the next makeover in the cottage: the bathroom! Click to make sure your notified of each step of the Graystone Beach Coastal Cottage reno.

Now, onto our painted driftwood art project…

Supplies needed to make your own DIY Coastal Decor Driftwood Art:

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  • ½” thick plywood, cut to 18”x48” (or whichever size you’d like) and thoroughly sanded
  • straight drift wood pieces ranging from 4”-20” in length (the pieces will be cut in the end, so can be even longer)
  • white paint, or ideally paint which matches your wall
  • Americana Decor Chalky Finish paints in Everlasting, Serene, Treasure, and Relic
  • paint brushes
  • art wall mounting kit or two 1” screws and wire
  • airgun nailer
  • grinder
  • circular saw

A note about the paints: you can use whichever colours or type of paints you prefer however a chalk-based paint will provide a nice matte finish (rather than glossy) on the driftwood pieces.

How to Make this DIY Coastal Decor Idea

Refer to our video tutorial for making this beach-themed decorating idea.

We love how the driftwood wall art turned out. There’s so much texture, shape and color to see. We’re tempted to try to make a whole accent wall using this technique. Should we try?

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Completed painted driftwood art hanging on a white wall. A teal blanket is on a bed in the foreground.

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Melissa

Thursday 13th of June 2019

This is such a cool idea! I love the video instructions :) http://www.beachlifebliss.com

All Driftwood Furniture

Monday 7th of January 2019

Amazing wall art, This is so beautiful Great job..!

ariel

Saturday 1st of April 2017

How fun is this!

Jane and Sonja

Sunday 2nd of April 2017

Thank you so much Ariel! Definitely a beach decor piece we'll be making again. :)

Carol ("Mimi")

Thursday 23rd of March 2017

I love the driftwood wall hanging. It's looks fresh and simple, but complements the room so nicely and definitely brings in the coastal feel. Nice video!

Jane and Sonja

Monday 27th of March 2017

Thank you! It was a very fun project to make. And we got to use power tools!

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