Quick & Easy Vintage Art Display

Hi there! How’s your week been? My family has had a rough week, but we are moving forward, prayerfully asking the Lord for the grace we need. As always, I thank you for any prayers you may have time to offer up for us.

I had already completed today’s project and taken most of the photos, so it didn’t take much effort to pull it all together. In fact, I’m a little embarrassed at how easy this vintage art display project is, but I’ve been so pleased with the results, I thought I’d share it with you.

quick and easy vintage art display adirondackgirlatheart.comAnd if you read to the end, you’ll gain access to my “farmhouse definition” free printable

Craft supplies for project
The supplies you’ll need include wood glue, mini clothespins, sawtooth hangers, and some scrap wood.

vintage wood with mini clothespins glued on
Okay, so don’t laugh. The main part of the project is to get your hands on some fabulous scrap wood [or buy some here] and then glue on two of the mini clothespins. Yeah, that’s pretty much it.

You might want to do a little measuring because once you glue down the pins, you’ll be somewhat limited as to the size of the art you can use. For example, if your artwork is narrower than the distance between the pins, you won’t be able to clip it.

mini clothespin glued on vintage woodJust a dab of wood glue will do the trick.

Sawtooth hangerSame with the sawtooth hangers. The wood I had on hand was too thin to hammer even the tiniest nails into, but because the wood is so light, wood glue works great.

business label
On projects like these, I’ll often glue on a little tag with my URL on it.

rocking chair photo
What makes this project so great, besides it’s ease, is it’s versatility. If you don’t want to use my printable, try a photograph. This photo of mine,Β Vermont Rocking Chairs, looks great against the time worn wood.

pig photo on vintage wood displayI found a few other pieces of scrap wood lying around and quickly turned them into art displays as well. Happy as Pigs, like Vermont Rocking Chairs above, is available for digital download in my shop. When ordering, mention this post and you’ll get 25% off πŸ™‚

winne the pooh and piglet illustration on vintage wood displayVintage book illustrations make great wall art, too. And who doesn’t love Pooh?

loving cat book illustration on vintage wood displayThis old book illustration is as close to Valentine’s Day as this post is getting. Sign up on my email list, and you’ll get access to this free cat couple printable in this Wednesday’s email newsletter.

It would look great in a child’s room. If you printed it on watercolor paper, it would be fun to paint before hanging. Or how about hanging your children’s art from one of these displays??

raspberry photo on green vintage wood displayI picked up several planks of this green-painted wood for a dollar each a couple of years ago. This end piece from a farmhouse sign project made the perfect backdrop for my raspberry photo.

farmhouse printable on vintage wood displayBack to where we started–with the farmhouse definition–I first printed it on pure white paper, but just didn’t like it.

farmhouse printable on vintage wood displaySo I tried it out on some taupe-colored paper (and printed it in black and white), and I was pleased with the results.
farmhouse definition adirondackgirlatheart.comFeel free to download the graphic by clicking on it and saving it to your files. Use it any time in any way you’d like. It’s my [small] gift to you πŸ™‚ [For best results, print on quality paper, presentation paper for example.]

Thanks for hanging out with me while I share my vintage-inspired projects with you. I’ll tell you, your encouragement and enthusiasm inspire me, and for that, I’m so very grateful.

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  1. I’m on my iPad, but I will for sure go onto my laptop and download your printable, it’s great. Whatever your family is going through, my heart and prayers are with you to get through it. Thanks for the inspiration.

  2. Prayers for your family, Diana. I have been listing a BUNCH of people in my prayers at bedtime. I often envision them
    (and all my little daily problems) safe in God’s hands (my God has knarly old hands) and when I am done, I go to sleep much easier, C-pap mask and all! I have also found that when I am really POed at someone, if I pray for them for about a month, my resentment has disappeared!

    Ran off a copy of your printable; thank you. I have a corner of my booth with farmhousey stuff; I may frame it and put it there! Loved your art; will have to be on the lookout for boards! Scored a doorplate (shiny new brass) for .99 at Restore yesterday and have just the jingle bells to go with it! Paid 2.99 for some at my mall including an art deco that needs BLING! Will need lessons from a kid to upload photos when I am done!!! They have anupcoming contest for upcycling their stuff; took pix of my treasures for dollhouse accessories this a.m.; now to get to the “after.”

    1. Kathy you cracked me up today!! I’m so blessed by your praying for us and your colorful imagery put a smile on my face (I needed that). Glad you like my printable and hope it helps you sell something πŸ™‚ Congrats on finding a doorplate–have fun with it!

  3. I’m sorry to hear it’s been a hard time for you, Diana…I will keep you and your family in my prayers!
    I love this project…simple but functional…and I really love the great primitive look!

  4. I’m so sorry to hear that you and your family are going through a rough time. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I hope you have some good news to share with us soon. In the mean time, thank you for continuing to blog. I hope it is therapeutic.

    1. Thanks so much Ree Cee; I promise to share any good news I can! I LOVE blogging and it is definitely therapeutic πŸ™‚ Thanks for the emotional support–

  5. I missed this post and now I’m catching up. I love this project and would enjoy this a lot. I love the printable and will download that for sure. Keeping you and your family in my prayers. Hugs!

    1. Thanks so much for your prayers, Linda–they mean so much. I’m glad you enjoyed the post and that you can make use of the free printable. Let me know if you missed out on the cat free printable (for email followers) and I’ll make sure you get the link to it πŸ™‚

  6. I can definitely find a place to hang that printable! And I actually love the white one best! Sorry to hear you’re having a rough time. I will keep you and yours in my prayers. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm! xo Kathleen\Our Hopeful Home

  7. Hi Diana … Love this simple project. Thanks for the free printable. I am sure I have some old wood for the backing.
    Hugs and prayers.
    Audrey Z.

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