I just happened to have a 4' long pry bar handy and it worked great.
After accumulating plenty of rustic, distressed wood I decided to create some wall art.
First I added a few blotches of blue to the entire piece. Then I found a peacock silhouette on the internet, blew it up to cover 4 sheets of standard copy paper, cut and taped the pieces together then used double-stick tape to adhere it to the boards. The lettering was done using contact paper and my Cricut. I finished it off with a quick coat of white spray paint and hit the edges and high spots lightly with my electric sander.
Again, my Cricut and some contact paper.
A little of my Canadian heritage on this cute vintage farm piece.
I did this fun piece for my daughter and son-in-law. They're really into pirates. It's a big one...48" across.
Instead of paint I thinned out some water based wood stain and put it in a spray bottle. After creating the stencils with contact paper I sprayed it with the stain. Again, I finished it off with a light sanding.
I've got a few more ideas I'm going to try. Keep your eyes peeled.