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I have a fabulous boy’s room wall decor project to share with you today. It’s a Pottery Barn inspired marquee arrow that I designed and my husband built for our son’s room. This project turned out great and I am very excited to share it with you!
The arrow measures 21 inches nose to tip. The cuts were pretty easy since it only required a straight cut and a 45-degree cut. Honestly, the hollowed out arrow itself would have been a cute wall decor shelf too!
We did not have a router or routing table, so using a Dremel, he notched lines in the sides of all the boards so that the blue arrow backboard would fit inside. I needed 2 inches of space behind the blue backing to hide the wiring from the string lights.
Using a scrap piece of MDF that used to be the bottom of my son’s crib, we cut out the arrow to fit inside. We measured inside the arrow mold and then added 1/2 inch all the way around to fit into the grooves cut in step 2.
To ensure stability, we added brackets to each corner to keep the boards together.
Then we cut the holes for the lights. The lights on this fixture are 3.5 inches apart and 1 inch from the sides. We used a 3/4 inch hole bit to cut the circles.
Filled nail holes and painted.
We used string party lights for the wall art. The lights do not get very hot. We could touch them even after 15 minutes of being turned on. They also aren’t very bright so it provides a nice ambiance. The individual light sockets were glued into the back of the board using hot glue.
To hang the arrow, my husband added metal hooks that hang from the screws in the wall. There is one on the tip of the arrow and another on the tail.
I think it turned out pretty fantastic! One blank wall with wall art down! I think this might be my favorite project ever!
Hope you enjoyed this project!
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