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Barn Wood Wall Quilt from Vinyl Flooring

Are you into the Christmas spirit yet? Hard not to be with all sorts of wonderful holiday ideas floating around Blogland. Earlier this week I showed you our rustic Christmas mantel. The centerpiece of my design was my DIY barn wood wall quilt.

It's a rustic farmhouse Christmas in our house. From handmade stockings to the DIY wall quilt as a backdrop, it's all about family. | Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

Can you guess what I made it out of? Vinyl flooring. Yep! Pick you jaw up off the floor and let’s get to the details of how to create this wonderful faux barn wood wall quilt piece of art yourself.

Create a faux barn wood wall quilt using vinyl flooring with this easy DIY tutorial by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

Have you ever wanted to create something from reclaimed barn wood, but lack the barn? Today, I’m going to show you how you can take vinyl flooring that is engineered to look like old wood, and make it into a fantastic piece of art.

Faux Barn Wood Quilt Made from Vinyl Flooring by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

DIY TIME

This wall quilt was part of my rustic mantel I created for my decor. For my project, I choose three different faux wood vinyl planks that have a wood grain, but are in varied colors.

Faux Vinyl Barn Wood Flooring for Wall Quilt | Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

Here are the materials you will need:

    1. 3 vinyl planks from 3 different styles (9 boards total) – you can do it with about 7, but it’s nice to have the extra in case of mistakes or decide to change the color pattern.
    2. table saw or jigsaw
    3. utility knife
    4. builder’s square
    5. tape measure
    6. white colored pencil or other light-colored marking tool
    7. safety goggles
    8. dust mask
    9. ½” plywood
    10. brown acrylic paint
    11. brown acrylic latex caulk
    12. Heavy-Duty Liquid Nails
    13. caulk gun

*as with any project using power tools, please use caution and common sense to stay safe.

When preparing for this project, I had boards of varying widths and I needed to make them all the same size. Before I did that, I took a utility knife and cut off three of the edges on each board. That way I would have a smooth edge to work with. You will only need to cut all four edges off of the narrowest plank because you will be cutting down the wider planks on a saw anyway.

Cutting Vinyl Tile | Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

The narrowest board was 5 5/8″, so we ripped the others on our table saw to be the same.

Preparing Tile for Faux Barn Wood Quilt | Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

NEXT STEPS

The fun part of this project is that you can choose any colors you want and change-up the color scheme however you feel. For those of you who want a little more structure, here is a basic layout of cuts after they’ve been made the same 5 5/8″width:

  • 12 – 12″ x 1.5″ brown (Wagon Wheel)
  • 9 – 1.5″ x 1.5″ white (Linen)
  • 16 – 5 5/8″ triangles in white (Linen)
  • 8 – 5/58″ triangles in brown (Wagon Wheel)
  • 8 – 5 5/8″ triangles in grey (Smoke)

We could have cut all of the planks using the table saw (this is the better method for straight cuts), but I thought I would also show you how to do it using a jigsaw. You will need your builder’s square and a light-colored pencil. Since your square is, well, square, all you have to do it line it up with the corner of your board and draw on the diagonal.

Making Tile Squares for Faux Barn Wood Quilt | Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

Then, turn the square and make a straight edge forming a square shape with two triangles.

Making Tile Squares for Faux Barn Wood Quilt | Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

Grab a blade suitable for cutting metal with tight run of small teeth and cut out your pieces. Be sure to wear safety goggles and a dust mask.

Using Jigsaw for Cutting Tile | Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

Since your boards may be a different width, you’ll need to do a little figuring yourself. I wanted a square backing to attach the pieces to and my measurements led me to a 28 ½” x 28 ½” piece of ½” thick plywood.

ASSEMBLY

It is always best to do a dry fit to make sure all your pieces are as you would like them. When you’re ready, you will need your liquid nails to adhere the pieces to the board.

Gluing Tile onto Board for Faux Wall Quilt | Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

Beginning with the border pieces, apply a ¼” bead down the back and then place in the pattern desired.

Gluing Tile onto Board for Faux Wall Quilt | Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

Once you have your pieces adhered, you will need to let them cure before moving onto the next step. The duration that it will take depends on your humidity levels, etc. but roughly an hour or so should do it.

Drying Faux Barn Wood Quilt DIY by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

Now, if you’re like me and used the jigsaw, you may find your piece to not be 100% perfectly fit. To make up for those errors, I used a brown caulk to hide those flaws. (caulk can hide a multitude of imperfections, I tell ya.)

Caulking the seasms in a Barn Wood Quilt DIY by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

Let the caulk cure and then if you’d like, you can add a finished edge to hide the edge of the plywood board. I used a small brush and painted on a coordinating color – I chose a chocolate-brown paint.

THE REVEAL

Now your faux barn wood wall quilt is done! Yay!

Rustic Faux Barn Wood Quilt for your Wall or Mantel by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

You can mount it to a hanger to hang on the wall, or lean it like I did on our mantel. No need to save this for a Christmas project like I did. This barn wood wall quilt is a piece of art that is perfect for all year round.

pssst!! …this makes a great gift for a friend or family. Plus, it’s easily done in a day.

In addition, pin and share to inspire others! ♥

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Until next time!
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Comments

  1. Cathy says

    What an awesome idea!! so glad to hear even you have trouble with perfect lines using a jig saw. HAHA have a wonderful day and congratulations again on winning the Zibra paint brush competition.

  2. Caroline says

    You never cease to amaze me! What a great idea and project! An old contractor I knew about 35 years ago pronounced “caulk” as “cork”. For some reason your post made me think about him. He would just say “don’t worry about it we can cork anything”!!

    • Larissa says

      Awesome to hear, Caroline. Thanks! Ya know, I think that’s because they use to use a different product, or so I remember my dad telling me. Cool!

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