Silhouette Wall Art

Dress up your walls with this super-simple project using paint and plywood.

silhouette

Trace the silhouettes of family members, pets, monograms, or other icons to hang in your entry or around the house.

INSTRUCTIONS

Step 1: Cut plywood to desired size (one piece can be cut into four 12″x12″ [30.48 cm x 30.48 cm] squares).

Step 2: Take a photo of your model’s profile against a lightly colored background and print in the size you would like.

Step 3: Cut out the silhouette, tape it to the plywood, and trace around it with a pencil.

Step 4: Paint carefully around the outline on the outside of the profile. We used high-gloss black paint.

PROJECT DETAILS

Estimated cost: $10 for four*

Skill level: Beginner

Time Estimate: 1 hour

Tools:

  • Circular saw or jigsaw
  • Straightedge
  • Paintbrush
  • Pencil
  • Scissors

Get It At Lowe’s**:

  • 15/32″x2′x2′ [1.19 cm x .61 m x .61 m] sanded pine plywood (#7709)
  • Valspar half-pint [236 mL] interior/exterior gloss black brushing enamel (#57994)

*Does not include taxes, which vary by market, or the cost of tools. Pricing for commodity items may vary due to market conditions. **Availability varies by market for lumber species and sizes.

*Does not include taxes, which vary by market, or the cost of tools. Pricing for commodity items may vary due to market conditions. **Availability varies by market for lumber species and sizes.
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