Several months ago I took a day-trip to Laguna Beach and stopped by one of my favorite home boutiques called Tuvalu. They had this seahorse painting I loved and it was priced at $860.00. I almost purchased it
Here is how I made the seahorse wall art project:
The guy at home depot was lazy and cut the wood sloppy. The pieces had to be perfectly square so I ended up having to load them back into my car and take them to Fairfax Lumber in Fairfax Ca.
Next I enjoyed painting the seahorses. Even though they were pretty simply to draw out it’s been awhile since I’ve painted,
so it took several hours to say the least.
The next phase of this project
was really tedious and required
precise measuring and cutting.
I bought a mitre box and saw from the hardware store as well as 25 feet of 2×2 pieces of wood. I also bought a box of golden colored 3 inch Phillips head screws and 25 feet of weather proofing galvanized steel for the bordered trim. I screwed the plywood to the 2×2 pieces and overlapped it with the galvanized steel. The plywood was a bit warped from the paint drying but once I sucked it up with the screws they really shaped up and leveled out.
I then sprayed them with canned varnish. And I am just so happy with the way they turned out!
For now I believe they are finished but when I have some more time I was thinking about adding cuts in the wood like the Seahorse Art I saw in Laguna beach. Only time will tell & if I do add the cuts in the wood I’ll be sure to write about it. Whewww! I love these pieces of DIY wall art and the best part is I made these for a dear childhood friend and I just can’t wait to see the smile on her face!!
Disclaimer: My manly Texas boyfriend helped a bit..but just a bit! Girl power!!!
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