Hey, y’all! Today we have a step by step tutorial for you! Pallets are so trendy right now and are being incorporated into home design in the funnest way. Pallet walls, furniture, and signs are a fun way to add a rustic feel to your home. Remember, the idea of pallets is to embrace them and feel rustic, not to cover up the fact you are using a pallet! So, here is a tutorial for you on a pallet sign with your favorite quote.
Step 1 – Take apart your pallets. Pulling out the nails is near impossible. Plus, leaving the nails in adds interest and character. We found that a sawzall is the way to go. It will go right through those nails and literally takes 2 minutes to take apart a pallet opposed to an hour (and a lot of frustration) if you pull nails one by one.
Step 2 – Pick your boards and choose your size. Once you have your boards all picked, lay them out in the order you want them. The more textured and scuffed boards you pick, the more character and individuality your sign will have.
Step 3 – Flip your boards over, lay a board over the back (like picture) to be your support and keep the sign together. Then, use screws to keep it together. Make sure your screws are short enough so they don’t poke out the front of the sign!
Step 4- Pick your paint. We wanted to white wash it to keep the old feel to it. We had leftover white paint that we used to give a whitewash effect by painting in uneven stokes.
Step 5-While paint is drying, print your quote letters in the size you want. Our letters were one per page.
Step 6- Lay out your letters and place quote how you want it. Then trace the outline of the letters with a pencil.
Step 7- Paint letters the color of your choice. We used our leftover kitchen color paint for “i love us” and for “together is my favorite place” was craft paint from Michaels that was on sale 3 for $1.
Step 8- Hang that baby up.
Things to note: The final dimensions were 26×26 inches and 40×32 inches. The only powertools needed for this are a drill and sawzall.