Call me weird but I wanted a farmhouse sign in my kitchen, something rustic and country-ish to match my gingham colored window curtains (rustic home ideas), but I didn’t want to pay an exorbitant amount of money for it. So, what I did was scavenge around for some free wood and I was lucky enough to score a pallet from someone who just wanted it gone. Ok so I grab my pallet and I leave for my home with all the ideas I had for my diy farmhouse sign (cool home ideas). I got home and rushed up to start dismantling the pallet to start the sign (diy home decorating) and I did that by using a flat head screwdriver and a hammer to separate it from the million staples that were already in it. Let me tell you about home decor arts and crafts ideas be prepared to put in the work to save money and I hated every minute of the staple removal from this pallet. It was necessary, but it was oh so draining!
Alright, I am done whining about my pallet board (smile). So, when I got the staples and the nails out I took the boards outside and I sanded it down, then wiped it down and left it to dry. While that was drying I got another piece of wood that I cut into four and I used it to attach the two boards together. Next, I painted the board a stark white color to give my black lettering a nice contrast. When I cut out my stencil I was careful to tape it down centered on the board and I began painting, and I made sure the lettering was in proportion to the size of the board. Now that my lettering was dried I peeled off the stencil and cleaned up the parts where the black paint went over onto the white parts of the boards and then I let that dry. After everything was dried I took my sanding paper and distressed the entire board because like I mentioned earlier I wanted that country finish. It looked really official when I finished and hung it up over my kitchen door and I am so proud of it! If you liked my little tutorial, please like and share my video!
Here’s my free pallet board compliments of the guy who wanted it gone from his house. | custom home decor
So this guy wanted to throw this perfectly fine pallet out and I opted to take it off of his hands to make my farmhouse (custom home decor) sign for my kitchen.
To get the boards I needed from the pallet I had to take it apart. | farmhouse style home decor
This sign I want to make is making me put in some work! The pallet boards have been secured to each other (farmhouse style home decor) like it was meant to last forever.
Look at all the staples that are in these boards! | awesome home ideas
It took me about a good 50 minutes to pry apart the pallet boards and now I see why. Just look at how many staples were used, but you know awesome home ideas need that elbow grease right?