Today I have a simple tutorial for y’all, the pallet sign that was in my master bedroom makeover last week.
First thing you will need is a pallet, obviously. I know pallet projects have been all the rage lately, but I haven’t ever really used them. Then one day Adam came across a stack of them behind his work and came home with these three.
He called them “the most gorgeous pallets I’ve ever seen”, since they were made from wood like red oak and pecan (or some equally nice hardwood…we’re guessing here). I think he may become a pallet stalker, which I’m all for.
After disassembling them, we laid out the wood and decided on the right size for above the bed.
I thought about leaving them rough for an intensely rustic look, but Adam talked me into sanding and staining them.
Well, letting him sand and stain them…I’m still using pregnancy and babies as an excuse to do not do manual labor.
He stained them with “Provincial” by Minwax and they turned out so much better than I expected. Just look at all those scratches and texture. Awesome.
To assemble to pallet “canvas” Adam clamped the boards tightly together and screwed on a few thin pieces of wood, putting a screw into each plank.
The next step was adding the words. Now, you could absolutely paint these letters on using one of the many tutorials you can find online (like this or this), but with a new baby in the house and a looming deadline I took the easy (and expensive) way out and bought pre made vinyl letters. I knew what I wanted it to say and found the verse I was looking for at christianstatements.com.
It was incredibly easy to attach them, and they look perfect.
This is where you would usually stop when making pallet wall decor, but I didn’t feel like it was quite finished. I wanted it to have a thin modern frame, and also something that would hide the gap between the boards and the wall. The perfect solution? Lattice.
Lattice is really cheap, which means that if you were to paint your letters on instead of splurging on vinyl you could make this whole thing for about five bucks.
Not a bad deal if you ask me! Mine was more like $35 though, but took no time at all to make. Time vs. money…the never ending battle.