So I bought these pieces of wood from Harrison Brothers a few weeks back.
Wood glue didn’t hold the wood to an old piece of laminate flooring that I found in my Dad-in-Law’s junk pile.
Instead, I nailed each piece to the laminate with some trim nails that I had on hand.
Old laminate is not the easiest thing to hammer into. At least it was upcycled, though. (I.e., Free!)
One piece split (boooo!) and I nailed them in a little crooked.
Oh, come on, nail! Really?!!!
I’m such an impatient crafter. To hide that, I stuck pieces of sticks in the crevaces and hot-glued the raw edges to hide the laminate.
My Dad-in-Law had these awesome steampunk-looking pieces of rusted wire that I bent to make some pretty lines for the hanger.
I made a patch-work quilt of sorts out of decorative contact paper and duct tape. I wanted the back to look pretty, and I also wanted to protect my drywall from the protruding nail heads.
Alas, the wood was too heavy, so I nailed these Hillman sawtooth hangers on the back and hung them on my drywall with monkey hangers.
It turned out crooked on my wall, but I’ve got to scram and didn’t have time to hang it straight.
I’ve got about 3 tiny holes in the wall, but the artwork hides them.
Since I got the wood pieces at the Harrison Brothers basement, who knows what part of a great old southern home now hangs in my house!
So what do you guys think?
Is it Pin-worthy or should I pitch it?