My Pallet Wood Sign

I have been wanting to make one of these pallet signs for ages! I finally got a couple of pallets from my newspaper office and made it happen.

I wanted a really great Scripture for it since we decided to put it in our bedroom, and Danny suggested I start looking  in 1 Corinthians 13. From there, it was easy to choose this verse.

 Danny deconstructed the pallets for me and removed all the nails. To keep it rustic looking, I only lightly sanded the side I would be painting on.

I found an adorable stencil set that just fit inside the width of the pallet board. Then I did a little practicing to find out what I could do and what looked the best. The A is just in pencil.

For the B, I outlined the stencil with a Sharpie marker.

I wood burned the C.

Then I started playing around with paint to see what colors would show up the best and which outline would give me the look I wanted. The D is just painted through the stencil with no outline.

I outlined the E in pencil and painted it, but it was very difficult to stay within the lines.

For the F, I outlined it in Sharpie marker and painted. This was the easiest one for me to both draw and paint.

I woodburned the G and then painted, which was really nice, but more rustic than the "rustic" I was looking for. I'm definitely going to do this for another project.

When I was done, Danny cut them down the rest of the way and screwed on two small pallet boards on the back. Next time, I want to try doing this part by myself, too.

Then he added two eyelet screws and wire from a picture hanging kit. We had to find something strong enough to hold up that much wood.

I'm so happy with the way this sign turned out. It's amazing to wake up to in the morning - what better way to start the day?


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