Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Reclaimed Wood Art Piece

A couple months ago I found a really great frame at the thrift store that had a piece of thin plywood attached to the back. The frame was a dark brown color. My original plan was to paint the frame, remove the plywood, and sell it empty at my booth.
But then, I had an idea!!!!!!!!!!!
Have you heard of mudcloth? I've seen mudcloth before, but never knew what it was called until recently. It's cotton fabric made in Mali and dyed with mud.

I love the patterns and tribal designs!

I've been wanting to do an art piece using reclaimed wood for awhile and finally had a blank canvas and perfect inspiration to do so!

Using the lines and triangles of mudcloth for my design and scraps of fence boards in our garage, my husband and I created this beautiful piece of art!

Some of the wood moved a bit when I placed books on them for weight to help the glue set, but I really don't mind the imperfections. I think it just adds to the piece.

I love how the wood tones pop off the white!!!

This probably makes the cut for one of my top five favorite projects ever!!

I'm linking to the parties listed HERE and to:


  1. You are so creative, Melissa! What a great way to make a one of a kind piece of art!

  2. This came out really cool! I love your inspiration and I can't tell that anything is not perfect about it.

  3. Love this! Thank you for liking it up to The Creative Collection Link Party! Have a great week.

  4. That looks amazing Melissa! Your are getting so good, love it. Dee from My Painted Stuff.

  5. Awesome.Absolutely loving your decor!

  6. This is such an awesome project! I'd like to invite you to share it at my Twirl & Take a Bow Linky Party! http://www.houseontheway.com/twirl-take-bow-party-103/
    We'd love to have you!
    House on the Way

  7. Looks so awesome! I never heard of mudcloth till I saw you pinning awesome stuff described as that!

  8. Featured you this week at Sundays at Home! You are sooo inspiring Melissa. I wish you could come style my home :)

    1. So funny Alice! I always think the same thing about you! Your home and your talent for styling it always inspires me! Thank you so much for the feature!

  9. Your wood art project looks awesome. I really like all the tones in the wood pieces against the neutral backing and frame.

  10. I don't know what to say, other than this is freakin' amazing! LOVE this! Thanks for sharing at the Makers! Pinned :)

  11. This is gorgeous! I absolutely love it and want one for my home so bad! I will be sharing on my facebook page. :)

  12. Wow! This is amazingly creative and lovely!

  13. I love this! I love how you used shaped pieces of wood and the stains against the white is amazing. So creative. Pinning

  14. Beautiful! I love the styling too! Amazing. Thanks for linking up with the DIY Wall Art Hop and Linky Party, this is perfect! Hope to see you soon!

  15. Thanks for sharing on the DIY Wall Art Blog Hop! I am featuring your Reclaimed Wood Art on a round up of some great, easy wall art from the blog hop. http://www.casawatkins.net/2015/07/8-easy-and-beautiful-diy-wall-art-ideas.html


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