Saturday, January 9, 2016

Rustic Texas Pallet Sign

As you know, I love to create signs and decor with pallets and this may be one of my favorites so far! I loved it so much I couldn't bear to part with it and put it in my Etsy shop, so I placed it above my television instead. I've learned that is one of the hardest things about making all of these unique signs and decor- parting with them. 
This sign is about 42" long and around 24" tall. It's one of the larger (and heavier) pieces I've made so finding studs along with centering it in the wall proved to be quite the challenge. Luckily I have a wonderful- and strong- husband and a trusty stud-finder that helped.
 I had to use two coats of paint on this in order to get the look I wanted. It required one full tube of white acrylic paint and about two hours of painting. I'd say it was time and money ($.99) well spent. 

The greatest thing about this sign is how cheap it is to make:
  • The pallets were free- just go to your local hardware store and ask them where they place the pallets they don't want. Some stores leave them in the parking lot, others mark them with certain colors, just ask! 
  • The paint is less than a dollar if you use a coupon at Hobby Lobby or even full price it's no more than $2. 
  • My husband and I have a nail gun but a trusty old hammer and nails would work (with a little more effort) to attach the boards together from the back. Although, before we invested in an air compressor and nail gun we used screws and a drill.
 If you love this sign as much as I do and want one of your own, don't hesitate to visit my shop and send me a convo or leave me a comment below! I love to work with people and create beautiful original pieces!

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