Our little sister’s family just moved into their new home and Whitney and I have been helping her fill it up with all sorts of DIY fun! The latest addition is a large Pallet sign to display over her mantle!
It cost about $15 total and was sooooo easy to make
Here’s how I did it!
I started by purchasing 6 1×4 @ 8’ furring strips. I cut 9 @ 47” and 2 @ 31”.
I laid the 9 – 47” boards (making sure the ends line up perfect) side-by-side and bad side facing up. I then used a generous amount of Gorilla Glue Wood Glue to attach the remaining 31” boards to the 47” boards The 31” boards will lay the opposite directions of the 47” boards).
I followed up with my brad nailer to secure the boards.
While waiting for the glue to dry, I cut 4 scraps of 1/4” Purebond @ 12×16. If you do not have scrap Purebond, you can purchase a 2’x4’ 1/4” online at Homedepot.com.
After the wood glue dried, I used one coat of dark walnut stain on the pallet sign. To apply the stain, I just used a foam roller brush. It is super fast and goes on perfect. Wait about 5 minutes and wipe with a scrap cloth.
While the stain was drying, I used another foam roller brush to apply 2 coats of Behr Cozy Cottage latex paint.
I purchased this “N” (initial of my sister’s last name) from Hobby Lobby (40% off, of course). It is a 9.5” MDI letter and can be found with the unfinished wood items. I also gave it 2 coats of the Cozy Cottage
When everything was dry, I attached the “N”, with Gorilla Glue Epoxy, to one of the Purebond scraps.
Almost done I cut a stencil (year they were married) with my Silhouette. If you do not have a Silhouette, you can purchase a stencil at any craft store! I used a dry brush technique and a gray acrylic paint to paint the stencil on another scrap of Purebond. To dry brush, simply dab a bristle brush in the acrylic paint, blot the paint away on a scrap plate or paper, then dab all over the stencil. It gives a nice distressed effect to the stencil I also added a cluster of burlap flat-rolled rosettes to this piece. You can get a detailed tutorial for the flat-rolled rosettes HERE! I attached them to the board with hot glue.
I followed the same technique to stencil “love” on then third scrap.
I also dry brushed a fun stencil pattern on the fourth.
I then attached all 4 scrap Purebond boards to the main pallet sign using Gorilla Glue Epoxy! I let it dry for the rest of the afternoon and then took it to my sisters house to surprise her
She loves it and now I want one for my house Thanks so much for stopping by!