Rug Swatch Wall Art

Hello Sunshine! I'm back with another living room refresh update. When I started out redesigning our living room I intentionally left the wall to the right of the sofa blank. We plan on eliminating that wall when we remodel our kitchen. Knowing this I didn't want to dedicate that wall to anything permanent but it was a little too blank and left me wishing I had something there.
I shopped the house, thrift stores and a few of my favorite retail shops for pieces to hang on the wall and I kept coming up short. I didn't want to spend a ton of money on anything knowing that it will eventually come down. Recently I purchased two carpet swatches on clearance and instantly knew that they would be perfect.

Today I will show you how I turned two carpet swatches into an unexpected, unique piece of wall art!
For this project you will need:

- carpet swatch
- plywood
- birch edge tape
- iron
- permanent spray adhesive
- frame hanging hardware

ONE | Measure your carpet swatch and have your plywood cut an 1/2-inch smaller than your carpet swatch. Bring your swatch to the home improvement store so you can make adjustments there, trust me on this. I used a thin plywood.

TWO | To make the edges of your plywood smooth, apply birch edge tape to all four sides using a iron set on low.
THREE | Using a permanent spray adhesive, spray both the plywood and swatch. Assemble immediately and smooth. Allow to dry.

FOUR | To hang, attach d-rings with picture wire to the backs of your plywood. Hang your new, one of a kind wall art and enjoy!
Although this is a temporary art installation I love how it looks in our space and it's in good company next to our DIY blanket ladder.

Tell me what you think of our rug swatch wall art. Have you been working on anything lately?
See ya soon!

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4 comments:

  1. Very creative. I am always looking for a inexpensive way to decorate ;-)... Keep up the great work.

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    1. Hey lady! Glad you found this helpful! Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. What a great and easy way to update a space! Very creative too Darnetha!

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