I painted one of the walls in my family room chocolate brown and was having trouble figuring out what to put on that wall. Then I saw this project on Thrifty Decor Chick’s archives and I thought it would be perfect. I did tweek things a little bit but I pretty much followed her instructions.
I had these boards cut at lowe’s. I want to give a shout out to the nice man who helped the lady with the baby cut all the squares of particle board. He could not figure out what I was up to but he gave me way more than the 2 free cuts that the sign said I was allowed.
Then I went to Micheal’s and found some scrapbook paper that I liked:
I tried to spray paint the edges a blue color so it would stand out from the wall, but it was somewhat of a disaster, so instead I cut strips of a neutral color of the paper and modgepodged them on the sides to cover the particle board (and the blue spray paint mess.) In the end it was a little bumpy but it looked good, so I modgepodged the main paper on the front of all the boards. The problem was that not all my boards were exactly 12″ x12″ so the fit was not perfect, but I made due.
Then Sarah actually nailed her squares to the wall, hubs said, “No.” to that idea, so I put hangy bracket things on all the backs and put nine nails on the walls. Everything was measured perfectly and I even used a level, but due to the difference in the board sizes it is not quite perfect.
I will be down with my family room sooner or later, I swear. I need to stop procrastinating!