You know you do too!!
I have to admit, I have only successfully committed to a small handful of Pinterest projects... And added many more to my to-do list! I finally tackled a project for the kids room! I have been wanting to do a big feature wall in their room. I kept throwing ideas back and forth in my head, but couldn't quite settle on one that I loved. I really wanted to do a fun Alphabet wall, it's perfect for little ones and my daughter loves singing her ABC's. I searched for fun letters in different colors and sizes, but came up short... Then it hit me!!
There are always pins of people turning those old wood pallets in to neat wall hangings. Either painting amazing pictures on them or adding their favorite quote.
Why not combine the two!!
So here is how I approached it in a few easy steps!
Wood Pallet; older and aged the better
White Paint (Water base; especially if you plan on doing some sanding to add a worn look)
Screws (for hanging on the wall)
With the help of my Hubby, he took apart an old wood pallet we found at my mom's house (you can find these for pretty cheap, sometimes free). We took it apart and layed the boards about a 1/2 in apart and then nailed some boards to the back to brace them together. (I would have done this step on my own, but the Hubs doesn't completely trust me with his tools)
Now on this step you can totally use stencils, but I liked the look of the free form drawing of the letters. So I just drew out the letters with a piece of chalk... Took some erasing and rearranging of some letters, but I got them all to fit.
*Totally for got to take a picture before I hung on the wall*
I then took a white water base paint and filled in the letters. I did about 3 coats to each, you could do more or less depending on the look you are going for. I let it dry for a few hours before hanging. My husband then found studs on the wall around the area I wanted it hung and then just screwed it straight into the studs.
I love how it turned out!!
Their room colors are black and white with a few natural pieces to break it up.
I am still looking to add a few more fun vintage finds here and there, with the possibility of some pops of color!