I had a little time to myself the other evening when no one was home and I decided to use it to "play" in the workshop.
This rustic, boho inspired art piece made from reclaimed wood was the result of that creative time.
I am calling it God's eye because it reminds me of the yarn and stick creations called God's eyes that I loved to make as a kid.
I started with some scrap boards and decided to cut 60 degree angles.
I then knew to make the pieces come together I had to cut a 30 degree angle on the other end, in the shape of a trapezoid. I measured and fit the other pieces.
I cut a diamond for the middle, it was cut with 60 degree angles on all four sides.
I decided to attach the boards to a background made from three boards.
I joined the boards with the frame. After I had the frame on I decided i wanted to paint the background white to make both the frame and the diamond pop (in the future I will do this BEFORE I attach the frame boards).
I painted the diamond boards using THIS paint technique.
I secured the diamond to the background using the airgun/brad nailer. I sanded everything and used Golden Oak Minwax stain over everything. I made the art so it can hang either portrait or landscape orientation.
The final piece is about 38" x 24"--nice size for above a fireplace!