DIY Textured Abstract Art

It’s no surprise that I love a good piece of art. I grew up spending a lot of my time in the art studio, my sister and I try to visit an art museum in every new city we go to, and I spend hours searching Pinterest and Instagram for art and new artists. I love a good piece of art, and I believe homes should be filled with art of all kinds. The problem is art is expensive, and I can‘t always spend all the money on art. So sometimes I need to get creative.

One of my favorite people on Instagram, This Minimal House, did her own DIY Textured Art. Once I saw her piece, I knew had to create on myself. See all the details for how I created my own art! It completed lightened up our hallway and completed the look we were going for in our hallway.

How to Create Textured Art


Joint Compound

Mud Pan

Joint Knife

Hair Comb

3in Common Board (cut to size)

2in Furring Strip Board (cut to size)


Stain (I used Early American By Varathane)

Miter Saw

Brad Nailer

18-gauge 1 1/4in brad nails

Staple Gun


Angle Square

Paint (if you want some dimension for the mud pan)


1. To to make your canvas, cut the 2in furring strip to size to the correct size. You will need two pieces for the length and 2 pieces for the width. If the length or width is over 3ft, you will a middle piece for support. If you do not want to make your own canvas, here is a great option. I wanted a 4ft x 2ft canvas, so I cut two pieces that were 4 ft long and 3 pieces that were 2 ft long.

2. Build the frame and and attach at the ends using the brad nailer. Make sure the angles are at 90 degrees using the angle square.