DIY Rustic Woodland Boy Nursery Decor and Wall Art

boy nursery woodland rustic wall art decor

I’m so excited to post this DIY! The inspiration came from searching Pinterest for woodland nursery decor with reclaimed wood that we saw online. For reference, here is my Boy Nursery Pinterest Board for all of my inspiration!

I purchased 12 pieces of “reclaimed wood” that was about 4 feet long off of Craigslist. At $2 a piece, I thought it was pretty pricey for what I really think was “old wood that sat out for a while”. We didn’t use all of the 12 pieces that I picked from this pile for this project, but we were able to put them to good use on some other “woodland” projects for Ryan’s hunting corner for the house (more on that in the future).

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Tools and Supplies for DIY Nursery Woodland Rustic Wall Decor:

DIY Rustic Woodland Boy Nursery Decor and Wall Art

DIY Rustic Woodland Boy Nursery Decor and Wall Art

Directions:

1. Figure out the measurement of the set that you want and cut the wood down to size.

DIY Rustic Woodland Boy Nursery Decor and Wall Art

2. Sand it really well so its nice and smooth. This DeWalt Sander was new for this project – it was super easy to change the sand paper and worked really well. We had an old sander that we borrowed from my dad for some other projects, I can now give that back to him :)

DIY Rustic Woodland Boy Nursery Decor and Wall Art

3. Cut a piece of plywood a little narrower than the boards put together. You will be using the Gorilla glue to glue this on the back of the reclaimed wood like so. Make sure you wipe off all of the loose debris!

DIY Rustic Woodland Boy Nursery Decor and Wall Art

4. For extra security, use the roofing nails to nail the plywood to the reclaimed wood.

DIY Rustic Woodland Boy Nursery Decor and Wall Art

DIY Rustic Woodland Boy Nursery Decor and Wall Art

I think he may have went a little overboard on having 12 nails. Pretty sure that we could have gotten away with just 8.

DIY Rustic Woodland Boy Nursery Decor and Wall Art

5. Then, using Miniwax Wood Stain in Dark Walnut stain the wood! Make sure you have latex gloves and cloth near by for this part.

DIY Rustic Woodland Boy Nursery Decor and Wall Art

DIY Rustic Woodland Boy Nursery Decor and Wall Art

6. Here’s a comparison of the stain vs. non stained. We only put one coat on it! (Long story about that canoe covered in straw…)

DIY Rustic Woodland Boy Nursery Decor and Wall Art

7. After it dries, use the Miniwax Fast Drying Polyurethane Clear Satin Finish to make it a little shinier. The semi-gloss works just as well!

8. Give it about 24 hours before you start on the art work to be on the safe side (even though it says 8 hours). After the waiting period, you can create your own design! I seriously just eyeballed the art that I wanted and traced wrote on the board with a pencil. I then went over it with this Tree House Studio Paint Pen (this pen was super cheap at Hobby Lobby).

DIY Rustic Woodland Boy Nursery Decor and Wall Art

Here’s a time lapse of me doing one of the boards:

9. Mount your Hanging Wire and D-Strap Hanger onto the boards after it dries. Ensure the wire measurements are even with each other, otherwise you’ll risk them being out of alignment when they are hung up next to each other on the walls.

DIY Rustic Woodland Boy Nursery Decor and Wall Art

In this image, I took my own tip from my “How to Hang Wall Art and Picture Collage” and used wrapping paper to see approximately where I wanted the art. Ryan then went back and measured specifically so that he knew exactly how far a part to put them with real exact measurements.

DIY Rustic Woodland Boy Nursery Decor and Wall Art

Voila – this is how it turned out! Can’t wait to share you guys the ENTIRE room reveal for the nursery! Hope you found this tutorial on our DIY Rustic Woodland Boy Nursery Decor helpful!

DIY Rustic Woodland Boy Nursery Decor and Wall Art

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  1. Great project! It turned out very nice. Can I ask where you found your graphics for stenciling on the boards? The tree is perfect!

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