Barnwood Art (oxymoron)?

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Project by MadeinMT posted 373 days ago 2809 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The last thing I think of myself is an ‘artist’ but I made this simple wall hanging out of old weathered wood and milk paint and I’m calling it art (cut me some slack on that). Each board is screwed to a couple of metal straps that run vertically behind the piece. The dimensions are about 4’6” by 3’6”. My wife loves it and thats all that matters.

-- Ron, Montana

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#1 posted 372 days ago

Happy wife
happy life

-- "Not skilled enough to wipe jam on toast!"

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#2 posted 372 days ago

” (cut me some slack on that). ”

Are you kidding me? In a museum, they’d be asking hundreds of thousands ($$$$) for that thing! Isn’t that what they call “Shabby Chic” now?

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#3 posted 372 days ago

Nice art.

-- Todd

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#4 posted 372 days ago

This is art, plain and simple. You may not think of yourself as an artist but this is definitely art. I think it looks good too. I do consider myself an artist so you get all the slack from me that you want.

-- Josh; Former Pennsylvanian, current Coloradan

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#5 posted 372 days ago

uh oh , you’re an artist now , no turning back !

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#6 posted 372 days ago

It’s true, you are an artist as the wall hanging could only have been captured by one!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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#7 posted 372 days ago

Your wife has good taste. I would totally hang that in my living room.


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#8 posted 372 days ago

I see art. Very well done! However, it’s barn wood. Does your art include the aroma element? ;)

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#9 posted 370 days ago

I have a ton of this stuff and never could figure out what to do with it! Thanks now I can be a artist too! Good Idea!

-- Robert, Mississippi,

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#10 posted 370 days ago

Beautiful piece! Definately “art!” I’m a newbie here on LJs and I may not know how to work with wood (yet), but art I know. I would hang this in my living room in a split second. To me, this is a comfy piece. Luv it.

-- "Shoot for the moon, even if you miss, you'll land among the stars." - Les Brown

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#11 posted 370 days ago

It’s art indeed! Love the colors and the distressed look, has so much character. Very pleasing to the eyes. Great job!

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#12 posted 369 days ago

I like, I really really like.

-- Create, create, create create. It makes my blood flow. And what better material to use than wood, you can repeat the same object 1000 times and none will look the same in natural form.

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