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DIY Celestial Wall Art project

by DIY Arabia October 26, 2020

Wall Art

Spruce up your wall or window with this DIY Celestial Wall Art project and reach for the stars as you create your very own constellation!

materials

Preparation: Lightly sand wooden dowel in the direction of the grain with a fine grit sandpaper. Remove sanding dust with a vacuum or tack cloth. 

sanding wooden dowel

Apply: Work in a well ventilated area, such as a garage or outside.  Apply one coat of wood stain liberally with a good quality brush or clean lint-free rag. Allow to penetrate for 2-3 minutes then remove excess stain by wiping with a rag in the direction of the grain. 

wood stain application
wood stain apply

Finish: Allow stain to dry for 1 hour. For added protection, apply one coat of Varathane Triple Thick Polyurethane. Let dry for 2 hours.

 

Tip: Apply a test sample on a small inconspicuous area before proceeding with the entire job. 

Preparation: If your stars are not pre-drilled, drill holes a using a 1/8” drill bit. Make sure your stars are clean and free from any dust, dirt or debris. Work in a well ventilated area, such as a garage or outdoors. Over a drop cloth or Kraft paper, shake your can of spray paint vigorously for one minute after the mixing ball begins to rattle.

Apply: Hold your can of spray paint 10-16" (if using Stops Rust Metallic) or 8-12” (if using Universal Metallic) from surface, spray in a steady back-and-forth motion, slightly overlapping each stroke. Apply two or more light coats a few minutes apart to avoid drips and runs. 

universal spray application
chorme metallic spray application

 

Finish: Allow the stars to dry at least 1 hour before attaching ribbon and hanging from wooden dowel. 

ESTIMATED TIME

Approximately 2 hour.

CHALLENGE LEVEL

Easy.

TOOLS & SUPPLIES:

  • matte metallic spary paint
  • metallic spary paint
  • premium fast dry wood stain
  • Wooden Celestial Shapes
  • Wood Dowel
  • Drill and 1/8" bit (if shapes are not pre-drilled)
  • Drop Cloth or Kraft Paper
  • Rag (or the term you use for the cloth used to apply stain)
  • Fine-grit Sandpaper
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Stir Stick



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