Xylophone Wall Art

As  a Season 1 winner of American Crafters one of the prizes was 
this Vintage Toy Xylophone from Oopsee Daisies!

This toy will be going in my son's room in a music area I have planned 
{I've yet to start my son's room}
I decided to make some  matching wall art for this area using the leftover shims from my sunburst mirror.
 I marked a shim using the xylophone as my guide.
 The hubby FINALLY showed me how to use his saw and I proudly make ALL the cuts by myself!! I stacked 2 shims and made two sets.
 We had a few leftover cedar fence slats and I cut one using the toy as a guide.
 I had all the perfect colors in my craft paint stash!
 Oh I LOVE all the bright  fun COLORS!
 I used some small nails and just hammered til the 2 boards where connected....
this gives more of the xylophone look plus the 
shims will split if you hammer to far without pre drilling.
To hang my art...I used a hammer and nail to make a hole...
then pulled my bailing wire thru the back.....
I wrapped it around the end of my pliers..
 and pressed it to my board.....
 then in some areas of the wire I wrapped it around a pen to give it that cute swirly look....
Oh isn't it A.D.O.R.A.B.L.E. !! 

I think this would be the perfect gift for a music teacher and I have added it to my Etsy Shop

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Chad and Mary Beth said...

Love the Xylophone wall art. Reminds me of my childhood and I love the colors.

Followed you over from Tidy Mom.

Would love if you linked up with us too at http://www.nothingbutcountry.com

Vivienne @ the V Spot said...

Super cute! You're so clevah!! :)

Jen@GarageSaleDiaries said...

this is so creative and stinking cute! this is great wall art for a playroom!

Hannah McConnell said...

I love this piece of art! Great job!
I'm starting a new linky party and would love if you'd link up to it.

At The Picket Fence said...

How on earth do you come up with this stuff Michell??!! I just never quite know what to expect when I come over here but I KNOW that it will always be fantastic! Thank you so much for linking up yet another creative and clever project to Inspiration Friday! :-)

Meg said...

Awesome! What a great job! I love this idea---so creative. You did it again! ;)

Ashley said...

so creative:) love it!!!

Holly said...

very cute! I may try this in our playroom!

Chad and Mary Beth @ Nothing But Country said...

I just wanted to let you know that your project has been featured today at Nothing But Country. Thank you so much for linking up with us.

We have a new link up party this morning as well would love if you could participate again.

Happy Tuesday!!

Tanya @ Greetings From the Asylum said...

As always, a beautiful project brought to us by you! Thanks for sharing! (and making us all feel bad because we aren't as cool as you) Just kidding! ;)

Michelle said...

This is adorable! I LOVE IT! What a fun way to bring a little color into a room. I'd love for you to come link up at DIY Thrifty Thursday (again) at www.thrifty101.blogspot.com

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