Learn how to DIY trendy textured wall art in a few simple steps today! Affiliate links in post.
Regular readers of this website are probably well aware of the deep, unending love I have for plaster. Yes, you read that correctly: plaster. (Or joint compound – whatever you want to call it, basically just inject my veins with it?)
I’ve been using it basically non-stop in my cardboard upcycles . . . and, as I currently have 3 plaster projects with their second layers drying, I doubt the love is slowing down any time soon.
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For today, however, we shall be looking at one of the most simple – but gorgeous – ways to use plaster. And that is making trendy DIY textured wall art!
As you guys are probably aware, I’m obsessed with thrift flipping. Thrift stores are home to some of the most unique and affordable pieces; plus, it’s better for the environment.
I’ll have to share my bedroom with you all once it’s actually presentable because literally everything is thrifted and very cute.
During my last trip to the thrift store, I found some stunning gold frames for under $10 . . . and had a very fun idea for how to rework them. My bedroom has inadvertently got a neutral theme popping up – and what’s more neutral than textured wall art?
Honestly, I’m pretty happy with how these pieces turned out. (I think you could even try selling things like this on Marketplace . . . ) Shall we get into making?
You will need:
- Thrifted photo frame
- Plaster/joint compound
- Plaster spreader
- (Optional) Acrylic Paint
How to make:
As always, I have a handy little TikTok tutorial for you below:
- Remove the glass and backing from your thrifted frame. I put the glass aside to create another DIY dry-erase whiteboard down the track.
- If you would like your plaster art to be coloured, separate plaster into separate containers for each colour and mix a few drops of acrylic paint in.
- Working on a covered surface, build the layers of plaster until you’re happy with the final product.
- Leave to fully dry overnight, then place back into your frame.
And that is it! This is such a simple and fun way to create artwork – not to mention, inexpensive.
I’d love to experiment with this technique way more too! It could be really fun to create a less pastel colour palette – and maybe even use some metallic detailing?
Anyhoo, it’s just a quick post for today! I hope you guys enjoyed this DIY textured wall art. Would you try this at home? What ideas do you have? Let me know in the comments down below!
Mica - Away From The Blue says
These are beautiful! What a fun idea and a great way to use those frames! Thanks for sharing!
Hope your week is off to a good start 🙂
Mia's DIY Projects says
Thank you so much, Mica! You too 🙂
Oh this is such an interesting idea and not too hard to do. I can’t wait to see them in your space. I bet they are going to look amazing.
Mariann Yip says
This is so good and creative. Very esthetic too. Thanks for sharing. Love
The Exclusive Beauty Diary says
For the first time I heard for textured wall art, but it look so cool and unique. I like it so much.
This is such an inventive way of displaying a gold frame at home! I’d never seen it before. Amazing! Thank you for sharing this idea!
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This looks super chic!
wow this is very unique! love it
What a cool way to add an artistic touch to your home! Thank you for sharing!
Simone | Beautymone says
This looks literally so cool, I need to try this myself! I also think it would be a great gift for my mom. 🙂
The Exclusive Beauty Diary says
Textured wall art is something new for me, but it look so original and amazing. Thank you for sharing.
These are soooo beautiful!
Wow this looks amazing! I love the texture of it. I would love to see some metallic details for sure xx