DIY Mountain Wall Art ~ Geometric Fun

Okay, my DIY following friends…let’s have some fun! Maybe you’re here to be inspired, or maybe you’re here to just see what my loony brain has come up with this time. In either event, thank you for joining me. I don’t know about you, but I could be totally on course with my shopping chores and then the word CLEARANCE pops up. Talk about deviation! Take a peek at what I found this time and how I’m turning it into DIY mountain wall art.

Clearance Bin with Geometric Shapes | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

It is no secret that I love all things wood. Wood is one of the most versatile mediums. Just think of how we enjoy trees for so many things – beauty for our eye to behold, structures we live in, furniture, provides heat, paper in many forms, carvings…I could go on. So, when I find these geometric shapes in a bin for 52¢ instead of $3.98 I GRAB THEM ALL. hahahaha!!

Wooden Triangles for Geometric DIY Mountain Wall Art by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Do you blame me? Well, this loot is inspiring me to create an art I’ve had in my head for quite some time. This was my chance to bring it to fruition in a much easier way than my original vision. I’ve had fun making other forms of reclaimed art HERE and also HERE.

TERMS OF USE: when you create this DIY mountain wall art you agree to the following: it cannot be shared or distributed for monetary gain in any way, it may not be modified in any way, and you may not claim the work as your own.

DIY TIME

These are just basic triangles cut in roughly the same dimensions (approx. 5″). I have 40 in my haul that my toddler and I have fun rearranging into various shapes to see what would be the best fit. Here’s my rough layout.

Rough DIY Mountain Wall Art Layout with Geometric Shapes by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Here’s a little tip from me: I like to take a picture of something like this on my phone, then use the editor and a stylus to play around with it. In my mind’s eye, I see this…

Stylus Sketch of Wooden Art | prodigalpieces.com

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So easy and fun! I even let my little girl have fun designing her own art with shapes and then playing with the image. I love to see my kid’s creative spirit’s soar.

NEXT STEPS

First, you can see in my layout that I needed to cut a few of them in half. I use my hacksaw to tackle that job. Then, I cut a piece of scrap wood to fit the dimensions of my layout. Once, I’m happy with my dry fit, I begin to create my DIY mountain wall art by gluing them on with wood glue.

Prepping DIY Mountain Wall Art for Stain by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

While you could tape off sections to tackle the stain/paint, I just like to wing it. These foam brushes make it easy to be precise. For this project, I am using 3 different stains for the mountains: Summer Oak, Antique White, and Early American.

First, I fill in the smaller mountains with the Summer Oak. Then, I fill in the largest one with Early American. After that, I use the Antique White with blending to create dimension and the snow-capped tops.

Use Various Stains to Create DIY Mountain Wall Art by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

At this point I am have a blast, y’all!! I’m carried away creating and letting my vision come to life. I can only imagine the pure joy God had forming His creation. I marvel at it all. Being creative helps me understand Him more. I see His love in Everything.

“The heavens declare the glory of God, the skies proclaim the work of his hands.” Psalm 19:1

COMPLETE

Many thanks to JC stepping in and helping me complete the frame for my art. In addition, thanks to my little brother who brought me more wood for my stash so I can continue to create. JC chopped and I assembled using my Kreg Jig, wood glue, and my point driver.

Assembling DIY Art Frame by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Here’s my vision complete. Yay!

Rustic Farmhouse Mountain Wall Art Created by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #home #farmhouse #art #homedecor

DIY Farmhouse Mountain Wall Art by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #farmhouse #home #art #homedecor

So…I have to ask…what would you have created with all those triangles? I’d love to hear your ideas too.

Geometric Mountain Art Created and Painted by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #art #home #homedecor #farmhouse #modern

Rustic Farmhouse Wall Art Created with Geometric Shapes by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #art #farmhouse #home #handmade #homedecor

Like most of my work, this DIY Mountain Wall Art is available in my online shop. You can see much more there too!

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Geometric Wall Art in Mountain Form by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #home #homedecor #farmhouse #art

Also, pin and share my fun to inspire others to check the clearance bin too!

DIY Mountain Wall Art with Geometric Shapes by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #art #home #diy #homedecor

Up next, this vintage piano bench is about to become something more. Stay tuned! (giveaway alert!)

Vintage Piano Bench Before Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

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8 Comments

  • ColleenB.-Tx.

    OH WOW! ; that is so cool. What a great piece of art. Great job. Absolutely love it.
    You know; About a month before Christmas I was hinting around to hubby about getting a point driver but of course hubby sometimes needs a good whack on the head before he gets the message.
    Nope; he never got me one, so guess I will go get me one myself and if I do, he will come back and say; “why didn’t you say your wanted one?” Men!

    January 30, 2020 at 6:38 am Reply
    • Larissa

      You made me LOL!! Yes, husband’s sure do. My guy never gets the hints, so I tend to gift myself. Too funny. Thank you for the giggle, Colleen. You’ll love this tool. I use it all the time.

      January 30, 2020 at 6:46 am Reply
  • Marie

    You’re amazing! I would have been doing the happy dance right in the middle of aisle scoring these wooden shapes. Love your vision, Larissa. Mama needs a Logan point driver!

    January 30, 2020 at 11:24 am Reply
    • Larissa

      You go girl! Yes, I had to wait on paint to be mixed, so I think it was providential I needed to wander around and find them. haha! You do need one…really! I use it all the time. 🙂

      January 30, 2020 at 4:43 pm Reply
  • SONJA HANSEM

    You continue to amaze me with your creations. I for sure would have purchased the whole lot. Could call and clever art. Hope you are feeling better and getting closer to knowing what is the problem..

    January 30, 2020 at 12:26 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      That makes my day, Sonja. Thank you! I have to be getting close. God’s got this. 😀

      January 30, 2020 at 4:43 pm Reply
  • Holly

    Love your picture, that is truly inspired.
    I immediately thought of wooden bunting ( bunting is very popular in the UK, usually strings of fabric triangles) I’d have painted the triangles pastel shades and drilled two holes in the top edge, then threaded thick string, or narrow fabric rope, through.

    January 30, 2020 at 4:50 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Thank you, Holly. I debated on that, but I had already done something like it, so I changed it up. I adore buntings! 😀

      January 30, 2020 at 5:09 pm Reply

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