Pallet decorating is so fun and inexpensive. Here's a quick pallet tutorial on how to paint and hang pallets for your home. Pallet art rocks!
this project), I painted (freehand) a gold heart. I intentionally didn't do it even. But the slats on the pallet certainly helped with some spacing.
Then my team of sanders went after it. (No explanation as to why he was in a random Mario costume...life as we know it).
Then I went back over the now distressed piece with stain that I wiped off to give it more of a worn look (does a pallet really need a more worn look?). I go into a lot more detail on this weathering/distressing technique in this post...I used the exact same method here.
Wiping the stain off. You can achieve different looks/levels of weatherization (is this really a word?) by the amount of stain you rub off or leave on.
She's ready to hang!
Hanging was a bit interesting. I had originally wanted to hang this on the wall above our bed. However once my handyman (aka, my dad) arrived and realized how heavy this thing was, he told me I'd have a death wish if I hung that above our bed. If it were to ever fall (although he said he guaranteed his hanging technique was fail-proof), it wouldn't be pretty.
We have a faux-fireplace in our bedroom that I decided to hang it above instead. It was a bit of a bittersweet moment...two years ago, I spent a good six hours painting a verse (with an overhead projector, a paintbrush, and a major neck ache) over that fireplace. But the flatness of painted words had kind of served its time for us (although we still adore the verse)...and I was so tired of looking at that font!
These are what my dad used to hold two "L" brackets (or corner brackets) onto the wall...spaced according to the back of the pallet dimensions.
My dad's pretty awesome. He works for endless cups of Donut-Shop Decaf and high-fives from my little guy.
But, I am happy with my little Pallet heART.
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