I have a ton of wood pulled down from the walls of our house. Most we plan to use for flooring, but we had salvaged a bunch of smaller pieces for me to use for crafty projects like such.
I got to work quilting together some of the wood, piecing them together so that the seams wouldn't match and it would look like we had taken it straight off the wall in one unit.
After I nailed them into a thin piece of luan plywood, I freehanded a favorite place of mine and home for 21 years onto the boards getting braver each time beginning with a pencil, pen and finally a paint pen.
Once I was happy with the final product, I took some leftover ceiling paint and painted everything but Alaska. I absolutely would not use the pen again to trace as it was bleeding through every coat of paint. After about 4 coats of paint, I finally learned my lesson and put primer on. Why do I always do that??? After a few more coats of primer, I was happy with the final product and really this isn't even the final product! We still need to cut it down to square size and I plan to distress it a little like the PB version. $199.00 saved and I got exactly what I wanted!