Thursday, May 15, 2014

Guest Post: Wood Triangle Art

This girl can really do it all. Typically an amazing furniture builder and craftswoman, Elisha from Pneumatic Addict Furniture is branching out, and I"m impressed! Check out this great art DIY she has to share with us today. 


After building 30 wood boxes for my Mid-Century Industrial Storage Shelf, I was left with a bag of scrap, plywood triangles. My brain started to fill with artistic possibilities, so I put on some Passion Pit and got my hipster on.


I dug out a spare piece of plywood and trimmed it down to a manageable size (18" x 22")


Next, it was time for paint. I was lucky enough to win a contest at SNAP Conference last month, and was sent home with some awesome swag. Included was a couple bottles of Multi-purpose paint by American and a bottle of Gold Leaf from Superlite. 


I wanted to showcase the bare wood, and just have accents of color, so I ended up painting only 4-5 triangles of each color.

When it came to attaching the triangles, I used good ole' wood glue. I started with my bottom row, then went up one side. This showed me how many triangles I was going to need and helped me decided where to place the color.

 

About an hour and one playlist over, this is what I ended up with.

 

I love the 3-dimensional texture gluing on the triangles created. Just to make things fun, I added a random, glittered triangle.


This piece of artwork was super easy to make and cost me nothing! In fact, I styled this whole bookshelf with things I had laying around. Get creative! Look around the house (or yard) for shapes you like. Spray paint can make almost anything look good. Don't be afraid to mix metals. Just fill your shelves with things you love, and remember to vary the heights, textures, etc.


I'm really happy with how my wood triangle art turned out, but I feel like I need to wear a scarf and find a food truck for lunch now.

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18 comments:

  1. Ah! We love it so much!!!! Can you make us one please?!?!?!

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  2. Love this! The colors you chose are great, it turned out so good.

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  3. LOVE this idea, awesome guest post! Pinned :)

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  4. This turned out so cute!!! I love the style you went with and the colors are perfect!

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  5. Ahh! I love this! Thank you for linking up to Monday Funday! Psst.. I shared it on Sulia! xo

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  6. Love the colors and the triangles! So clever to re-use scraps. Great to see your post linked up at Link it or Lump It! :)

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  7. This is a super cool idea! And a great way to use up wood scraps that are always lying around ;)

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  8. I love this. The best part is upcyling. Thanks for sharing this.

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  9. Awesome art! I love the color you used!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ Submarine Sunday Link Party

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  10. What a great use of scraps Kayla! Those colors are becoming my favorite. Thanks for sharing at The Makers. We are so glad to have you back this week.
    Corey @ TInySidekick.com

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  11. Super cute & love the colors! :) Michelle

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  12. Such a great idea to use those leftover scraps, Elisha! Love this!

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  13. What a clever idea! I love the three dimensions, and the colors are perfect! I featured this on my blog today, and I'm stopping by to pin it; thanks so much for sharing at Creativity Unleashed!

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  14. So cute--Elisha is amazing! Thanks for sharing at Do Tell Tuesday!

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  15. This is AMAZING! I just completed my own geometric triangle art. I might have to try it again using your deisng as inspiration! Here is what I created - http://www.youme-we.com/blog/west-elm-vious

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  16. This is great. Also love the colors! Pinned!

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