Pallet Wall Art

Made By Me MONDAY!
I have been SOOOO excited to make this one! I found this on pinterest a couple of weeks ago and just KNEW that I had to make one for myself! I absolutely love it! Although we didn't actually make this sign out of pallets, that would work perfect too. We bought cheap wood fence slats at Home Depot. We bought six of them for $10... can't beat that! (this is my husband's hairy arm, not mine! LOL)
 We cut them each at 35" long. I wanted this thing B.I.G. The final sign ended up being 35" long by 33" tall.
then we cut two extra pieces to brace the pieces and hold the whole thing together. We laid the whole thing out before we started nailing.
We used these AWESOME nails that have little ridges on them, so they are sure to hold.
Then we started nailing this puppy together! :)
It went super fast and was way easy to put it together!
I cut my vinyl lettering and weeded it the opposite way than normal, taking out the letters and leaving the sheet.
It doesn't look pretty at this point, but it WILL!! The vinyl acts as a stencil, so it doesn't matter what color vinyl you use because it's going to come off anyway.
 Just make sure that there are NO open edges on the board, and then spray paint away!
 After your paint has dried, carefully take off the vinyl sheet exposing your wording. It's like Christmas!
This collage will show that's as 
easy as 1,2,3
Next, I wanted to give it a sanded look so I lightly sanded over the entire project. You can see that the word "love" hasn't been sanded yet. BIG difference...
I LOVE the distressed look... so then I added some stain too!
I really do LOVE the way it turned out!

pretty close to my pinspiration, right?

What do you think?

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Stephany Hyder said...

I love it! You did a wonderful job. I mean it is awesome!
You could sell these on Etsy. ;)

Mom O' Nine said...

Very nice. :-) I love it, and creative use of the fence boards, and your vinyl says rocks!

4you-withlove said...

This is great! I like how you made your own pallet! your hubby must be an amazing guy! :D

Grandma Carla said...

What a great job! Love the tutorial! Your husband must be very handy...hairy arms and all.

Moira-Lin said...

I love it! :)

Tiffani Rose said...

I saw that sign too, and loved it! I think yours came out better!! Good job and you make it seem so easy!!!

Lolly Jane said...

Looks great, Marn!

Jileen said...

Super Cute!! You make it look so easy, I have some spare wood planks here as well, hmmm cogs in this head of mine are now turning. Thanks for the inspiration :)

Mimi said...

I love your sign! Great work. I agree you could sell these on etsy!

Becky said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Mackenzie said...

I love it! And to be honest, I like yours better than your pinspiration. Found you at the link up and would love it if you stopped by my blog and said hi!
-Mackenzie @ www.fridaynightdatenight.blogspot.com

Claiming Our Space said...

Very nice. I need to track down a some wood so I can make my own. Saw you on Sumo's Sweet Stuff.

Kristi said...

I agree with a previous commenter...yours came our even better than the inspiration. Great job. Would be delighted for you to link up to Mop It Up Mondays: http://www.ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com/2012/02/mop-it-up-mondays-party-2.html

Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon said...

Adorable Marni!!! great job and tutorial!! ;)