Build Song Lyric Wall Art

I saw this art in a magazine and I recognized the lyrics right away – “Blackbird” by The Beatles! How awesome!

This art can be totally customized not only in size, but for any song lyrics you choose – whether it be Frank Sinatra’s “New York”, LMFAO’s  “Party Rock Anthem”, Megadeth’s “Symphony of Destruction”, or whatever! A lullaby for baby’s nursery would be so sweet!! Plus, it is so inexpensive and easy!

For this project, I used a few of the lyrics to my daughter’s favorite song – “Someone I Used to Know” by Gotye.

Follow the directions below and you’ll have some rockin’ artwork in no time!!


  • Frame constructed with 1×2  or 1×3 lumber
  • 1/4″ lauan or plywood
  • Primer and paint, or stain of your choice
  • Repositionable vinyl letters
  • Paint for final coat

Let’s get started!

Construct the frame as shown below. The length and width are up to you… I used a few cabinet door frames I had left over from a project a long time ago.


Cut a piece of 1/4″ lauan or plywood to fit the top of the frame. Use glue and short brad nails to secure in place.

Prime and paint, or stain as desired. I used Martha Stewart Living eggshell paint in Mushroom for the base coat.

Use the vinyl letters to spell out the wording or lyrics of your choice. I should have drawn pencil lines to keep the lettering straight but I decided to go commando then forgot to take a picture of the basecoat and the lettering. Great.

Paint over the entire piece, including the lettering. (I used a pink satin score from the mistake rack!) Once the paint is dry, remove the letters.

It rained soon after I painted and the entire piece got wet. Fantastic.  When I removed the letters, they took some of the basecoat with them. Who would have thought the weatherman would actually be right??


Once it thoroughly dried, I sanded the piece with 220 sandpaper and applied a top coat over the entire piece. Not too bad!

Add a sawtooth hanger and Rock On!


Until next time,

Happy Creating!


  • EvoD

    Awesome!  I will definitely do this one with Julia Gulia!  I too have been making my own collection of “oops” paints from the hardware store.  Paint is expensive, but if you can find a color that you can use in the future on some project it’s definitely worth the purchase!  🙂

  • With Wall Art you can make song lyric wall art that anyone can do with their most loved piece of music. Also it becomes how perfect for a gift for your special someone, or a lovely adding to a wedding celebration.

  • Love this! I already have a few gift ideas in mind for this project – pinning it now! Visiting back from SITS – you have so many wonderful ideas on your blog!

    • CherTexter

      Thank you very much – I so appreciate it!! Stop by any time!

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