I’ve always wanted to create “something” from a pallet and I finally got my chance when my friend Cindy asked me to be on the look out for a piece of wood we could make a sign out of. She sent me a picture of what she was looking for so I knew about what size it needed to be and began my hunt.
I ended up finding the perfect piece the other day at Home Depot while Sam and I were looking for flooring. Yet another project we’re working on around the house Anyway, I found this small pallet (smaller than the typical pallet size) but it was perfect! I talked the guy in to letting me take it (thank you Mr. Kind Home Depot Employee) and sent a pic to Cindy for her approval.
The sign needed to say “Smith Fab 5” and the colors she wanted were blue and brown. So my original idea was to stain it and paint the face blue with wood stain coming through. It didn’t quite work that way and I ended up going a different route but in the picture below you can see the stain I started out with. It looked pretty nasty!
Since I would be painting this freehanded, I drew myself some guides so that it wouldn’t look too terrible.
(tip: I used a chalk pen to draw my lines and letters so I could erase them easily)
I know that looks really gross but I painted over it so we’re good now!
Here’s the result. A rustic pallet wall art!
Have a great Friday and a Happy Weekend!