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While I’;m taking some much needed time away, you’;re all in good hands with all the amazing creative bloggers who are stepping in to give you all a creative fix! This DIY Wood Slat Photo Display by Ariean from One Krieger Chick is a fun and creative addition to your home.?Wood Slat Wall Art is so on trend…;.. and now you can make your own!

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Hi there friends! ?I’;m Ariean from One Krieger Chick and I’;m here today to show you how to make a DIY?Wood Slat Photo Display perfect for capturing those Summer memories…;

?If you have been to my blog this Summer, you may have seen a project (or few) created for our Poolhouse. ?When we moved to our home as a foreclosure a couple years ago, the pool was the ONLY redeeming feature. ?Luckily my husband had a vision and quickly updated the housefloral pillow cases, but the Poolhouse has been a work in progress.

This may be my final installation to the Poolhouse decor…;it just needed a fun place to display photos of the kids playing in the water. ?When I discovered Home Depot makes extra long paint stir sticks, I knew just the project for them…;

Let’;s get started on making our display…;

Start with the extra long paint sticks made for stirring a 5 gallon bucket of paint. ?I used 7 per display* and cut the little curved end off, so they now measure 17 inches. ?*2 extra sticks are needed for securing the back of the display.

Colors used:?? Americana Decor Chalky Finish paint in Treasure and Refreshing for the teal colors. ?The grey is Folk Art Home Decor chalk paint in Parisian Grey.?

?Then, I gave the slats one thin coat of chalk paint in three colors that reminded me of the pool…;And. yes, I created this project outside in the Poolhouse (in case you were wondering)…;

?After the paint dried, I distressed the edges with a sanding block. ?The paint dries very quickly…;

?The slats each got a coat of creme wax, which brings out their color and gives them a rich look…;

?Arrange the painted slats in a random pattern.

?To secure the back, I cut down 2 extra paint sticks just slightly smaller than the display itself and adhered them with wood glue. ?Allow to dry.

?I simply hot glued an approximately 1/4 in rope on the back on both sides, so the rope could run across the entire front.

?I attached a couple clothespins and some cute photos of my boys enjoying Summer…;

And now I have a fun display that can be used year after year…;changing photos as the boys grow…;although I wish they would just stay little!

?So happy to share this idea with you all today. ?If you liked it, I would love for you to stop by One Krieger Chick and check out some of my other Poolhouse Decor…;

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Here’s a note from Gail Garber, quiltmaker, teacher, author, birder, and BERNINA National Artisan:

Welcome those tired travellers into your home by turning that dull, uninviting spare bedroom into a haven of warmth and cheer. By changing a few basics, transformation can be simple, and you will even find yourself wanting to lie down with a good book.

This post was originally published in July 2011 and updated March 2019.

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