Want to know when I made this sign – - end of August. Yep. I made it, LOVE it, and just wanted it to be hung in it’s spot so I could take a picture of it in my stairwell for you. Well, it’s still sitting on the porch – our stairwell is really high, so hanging a really heavy pallet sign up is quite the ordeal. So I thought it’s about time I shared it with you anyway….
So first off, pallet projects are everywhere – and I love them. This was obviously inspired by this sign from
CornerHouseBlog (which, by the way, I met Laura at SNAP and heard all about a baptism dress she was making – and she just posted it – so cute!!)
So after all that, I laid out the boards and needed a way to hold them together. Obviously I’m not great with a hammer – look how many nails I bent! So I gave up and tried screws.
I used several scraps of wood – none spanned the whole length of all the boards. I was about done with the mess but Trevor fixed it for me – here’s the back after he helped (I think he might have pulled some of the ones I attached off….):
So, back in business. I painted over it white. Then I put down the words that I had cut out of contact paper.
Then I painted over everything yellow. I should have done a quick white coat before the yellow because I got a lot of seeping – live and learn. I just touched it up a bunch freehand later.
And finished!! We put it on our porch temporarily until we could get it hung over the stairwell. Good thing I don’t mind the look of it on the porch because it’s been there over 6 months….
And another “beauty shot” – it’s not quite this bright yellow in real life:
So normally I end my tutorials with “you can do this – go try it!” but I don’t know if I’ll tell you that this time – I kind of wish I would have just used a bunch of boards instead of deconstructing a pallet – that was torture!