In March, we’ll have been in our home for five years and I’m proud to say that we have 90% of our house decorated. The husband and I put a lot of thought and effort into our home decor choices and although I’d like to start switching and re-doing some of it now, I can still say that the majority of it is completed.
The one excpetion? Our master bedroom. It’s a room that hardly anyone but us ever go into so it’s taken a seat on the home decor back-burner. At one time, I stumbled across this wall decor idea and fell instantly in love:
But with a price tag over $1000, there was no way it fell anywhere in the realm of my budget. Thankfully I’m of the crafty variety and with the help of some of my favorite Elmer’s and X-ACTO products and some additional craft items, I was able to re-create this work of art for only about $16 and change. That’s a savings of over $980!
Keep reading to find out how to re-create your own Elmer’s #LookForLess!
X-ACTO Craft Knife * acrylic paint * 2 foam paintbrushes
I used my cardstock as a guide for the panel measurements and then carefully used my X-ACTO knife to cut the foam board to size. You’ll end up with a nice, tidy stack of pieces. I painted the 6 panels I needed with a chocolate brown acrylic paint and actually applied two coats. I like the wood grain effect the foam brush gave it, but if you’d like a more even finish, you could use spray paint.
I used my Silhouette to cut out my templates, but you could easily print them from your printer and use your X-ACTO knife to cut out your images like I did for my Corkboard Re-Do. The Elmer’s CraftBond repositionable glue stick worked wonders with this project. I loved that it held each template in place while I was painting and that it peeled right off when I was finished and none of my base paint peeled up with it!
And it’s done! I love *LOVE* how it turned out, but even more, I love the price tag!