Finished first. Just a super simple string art of Nevada (my girlfriend and I are born and raised) that I completed with scraps from around the house.Just a bunch of scrap wood I had leftover from other projects. Mostly red oak, pine, and alderRoughly cut everything with no real idea mind.And then applying stain. Got the inspiration from a accent wall posted on r/diy. You know the one, the one with the naked guy in the window. Anyways I used whatever I had laying around. Jacobean, Classic Grey, 3:1 white acrylic paint with water, and a 4:1 blue milk paint with water.I really like how the blue acted differently with each type of wood.Everything reassembled. I moved around a few pieces so certain stains weren’t too clumped together.And then I used wood glue to secure everything to one of those boards I stained everything on. I was really trying not to buy anything for this project.Then I drew Nevada out just nailing the corners with some carpet tacks we had.I wanted the tacks about 2 inches apart so I cut a wooden skewer and just used that to measure between each. I didn’t need it perfect, just closeAll tacked out.Starting to come together. I used two different blue twines. They were the only thing I purchased for the project. Came to about $3 at the local art store.And finished!Threw some picture hangers on the back and stuck that sucker up.