DIY Wooden Canvas Arrow Artwork

by Laura on April 9, 2013

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I’m sharing my most recent       <–HIGH STYLE: low budget Design –>      Arrow Artwork

I first shared this with Monica at Homestead Love!

DIY Wooden Arrow Wall Art thats eclectic, chic, and cheap

high style low budget design at

The one trend that I’m am in looovvve with is ARROWS !  It is such a simple and classic design element that is truly versatile with any decor!

My first arrow design went on top of this charming entry table. {one of my favorite pieces}

ARROW TABLE - eclectic entry, sofa table from

My next design was going into our dining room. We have a large blank wall to work with, and I wanted one big statement piece. I’ve been having decorating anxiety. Remodeling an entire house makes you think twice about hanging a bunch of crap on the walls. So visions of clean modern lines with a bold graphic design were happening, And the idea for our


I sweetly asked my hubby {Markie Mark} to help with the build…a.k.a. building things non-ghetto. It was a simple large box design to make a wooden canvas. I used some sample white paint and Dark Walnut Stain to create our arrow pattern. {which MM helped re-design}

The “Wooden Canvas” was built from our scrap wood pile.

Materials Used to Build Wooden Canvas:

PureBond Plywood – 1/4″ thick  was approx 4 feet by 3 feet  -$0

1×2 boards to make frame and support corner pieces -$0

Finishing nails and gun-$0

Dark Walnut Stain {my fav}- $0

Ultra White sample paint -$2.50

Total Cost $ 2.50 

By Recycling & Reusing wood/paint/stain we already had, this was a super cheap project that made a HUGE impact!

Dont have scrap wood, look on Craigslist for old fence posts! And a hammer and nails will work just fine too!

1. MM Built a simple box frame and placed corner support pieces as well.


2. Attach plywood to the front of box frame using the nail gun.{i love that thing}


3. We taped off our Arrow Design.


For this Project I applied the Stain First, so that my white would stay white white. make sense?

After We  Stained and Painted, I distressed the entire piece lightly. Oh  how I am in love with this beauty.

DIY Wooden Arrow Wall Art thats eclectic, chic, and cheap

{we’ve been having fun with our turquoise painted letters…MM}


DIY Wooden Arrow Wall Art thats eclectic, chic, and cheap


DIY Arrow Wall Art made from scrap wood, built in a canvas design. Cheap & Easy Artwork


DIY Wood Artwork, Canvas made eclectic Arrow Design

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Jenna April 9, 2013 at 7:40 pm

I am LOVING arrows as well right now! This project is so cool! Pinning! If you haven’t already, would love it if you would link this up to Give Me The Goods Monday: 1 Party, 5 Blogs!
Jenna @ Rain on a Tin Roof

Laura April 9, 2013 at 9:08 pm

THank you Jenna! Im a little obsessed, the hubby not so much , lol :) linked up too!

Jesse @ Scout & Nimble April 9, 2013 at 8:00 pm

I love your statement piece, Laura! So fun! I’ve been trying to come up with black and white statement piece of my own and I am going to have to add this to my inspiration! Love it! Jesse @ Scout & Nimble

Laura April 9, 2013 at 9:07 pm

Thank you so much! I think this art will actually stick around awhile! Cant wait to see what you come up with :)

Chelsea @ Making Home Base April 10, 2013 at 8:17 pm

Arrows are such a fun trend right now. Your gorgeous wall art caught my eye at HOH. I love it!!!

Laura April 11, 2013 at 8:44 am

Thanks CHelsea for the sweet comments!!

Jen April 11, 2013 at 11:58 am

That is super cool. I love it!

Laura April 11, 2013 at 2:41 pm

thank you Jen for the sweet words!

Jacqueline April 11, 2013 at 1:06 pm

I love your arrow art! I just might have to copy this! Thanks for sharing.

Laura April 11, 2013 at 2:41 pm

Thank you Jacqueline! copying is a true form of flattery :)

Karen April 11, 2013 at 2:07 pm

What a cool project!!! So creative and original.

Laura April 11, 2013 at 2:40 pm

thank you karen! just shared it over there :)

Amy @ A Blossoming Life April 14, 2013 at 6:05 pm

Love this its so chic! I love that you stained it and painted it! Super fab! I would love if you would share this over at our blog hop

Christine April 15, 2013 at 10:07 am

LOVE IT!! And love that you are having fun with the letters! hehe

Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream To Reality! I’m looking forward to seeing your next creation tomorrow evening!

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