Thursday, November 3, 2011

Dinosaur Wall Art

In the first post I made about redoing my little boys room, I showed you my inspiration pictures. Remember the dinosaur wall art from pottery barn? Well, I have finished my dinosaur boards. I love how they turned out. I will show you what they look like on the wall in the bedroom reveal post. I am getting close to having the room done. So here is my version of the dinosaur wall art.

Here was my inspiration picture. Pottery barn went darker on the distressing than what I did, I didn't want to go to dark, since the walls are painted a dark brown.
Here are the other two dinosaur wall art boards that I came up with.

Want to know how I did it? Good, cause I'm going to tell you. I first went to Home Depot and bought a 4"x8" sheet of ply-wood and had them cut into three pieces measured at 35"x28". I then painted it white.
This is where it got a little tricky, I found the images I wanted and planned on using an overhead projector to trace the image onto the board. I couldn't find an overhead projector. I checked with the schools and the library and no one has them any more. So plan "B". Plan "B", was to have hubby draw them and then I would trace the image onto the board.
He did such a good job, just what I wanted.
Once the image was traced I then painted each image.
Did a little distressing.
Now they are ready to hang. So exciting to see his room transform.
Tomorrow I will show you his window that we trimmed out. Until then, have a great day!

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  1. Those are really cute! I can't wait to see how they look hanging up. My son is really into dinosaurs right now. I may have to give his room a make-over with some of these!

  2. Found you through Lil Luna. You did an amazing job with your Pottery Barn KO. Every time I look thru the catalog, my eye stops at that dino. I'd thought about attempting to try it myself but haven't had the time lately. I am very impressed!

  3. Cute Dinosaurs - thanks for the how-to! Love your blog!!

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  5. I LOVE the dino art! It's exactly what I've been looking for!!! Do you sell your art? If not, would you consider? Thanks! Lynn

  6. I am also interested in knowing if you would consider selling any of your art? These are adorable. If interested please email me at Thanks!!

  7. I do sell the dino boards for $60.00 each plus S&H. If any one is interested in purchasing them you can e-mail me at

  8. My wife and I were inspired by the same pottery barn picture. Here is how our progress went trying to make our own for our son's Dino room makeover



  10. How did you distress the wood?