Save small spindles and medium spindles & copy this wall DIY

Looking for wall art that’s as fun and funky as your interior design style? This wall art fashioned out of spindles is the epitome of eclectic decor. It features bold colors, dynamic texture and unusual details all in the same piece of art.
Before starting this project, take some time to select the right paint and think carefully about what accessories you’ll place near the art. Choose chalk paint in complementary colors, such as light blue and rich yellow, or use colors that are featured in your existing decor. Display the finished art next to accessories with similar hues, like a vase or candle. To increase the eclectic vibe, prop the art on a mantle over a larger piece of decor.
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Materials
- Small spindles, about 12
- Medium spindles, about 16
- Large spindles, about 6
- FolkArt Home Decor Chalk Paint in “Seaside Villa,” "Bavarian," "Patina" and "Yellow Crocket."
- Paintbrush
- Square wood painting panel
- Gorilla Wood Glue
- Pencil
- Ruler or straight edge
- Jigsaw
- Orbital sander
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Instructions
1. Paint the following with a mix of “Seaside Villa” and “Bavarian”: one large spindle, three medium spindles and three small spindles. Allow them to dry.
2. Paint the following with “Patina”: one large spindle, three medium spindles and three small spindles. Allow them to dry.
3. Paint the following with “Yellow Crocket”: two large spindles, three medium spindles and three small spindles. Allow them to dry.
4. Arrange the painted and unpainted spindles on the square wooden panel in a diagonal pattern. Glue down the spindles, then allow the glue to dry. Note that the ends of some of the spindles will hang over the edge of the panel. You might also lack enough spindles to completely fill the corners of the panel.
5. With a ruler and pencil, mark where to cut the spindles that are hanging over the panel's edge. Cut off the ends with a jigsaw. Sand the ends with an orbital sander.
6. Take the spindle ends you cut off in step 5, and glue them down in the empty corners. Allow the glue to dry.
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7. Your spindle wall art is ready to display and enjoy.
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