I have been fascinated by projects I've seen using the ordinary pallet reclaimed as
something beautiful and was on the search for some pallets so I could start creating.
In my spare time when my husband is off work, we sometimes
find cool junk out on the streets. This was my lucky day. These
pallets were laying outside abandoned in our downtown.
Yes, that is in fact 3 pallets
rigged to the top of our little hatchback.
After the foam board pieces were secure, I brushed a light, even layer of
matte Mod Podge onto the foam board.
I then placed the photos onto the foam board, careful not to get
any Mod Podge onto the photo, lining them up evenly with the foam board
and smoothing with a tissue.
For the next step, we needed two people. We wrapped wire
tightly around the pallet in an x shape in the front. I held it in place while
Jeff used the staple gun to secure it in place.
When it came time to cut the wire, our wire cutter wasn't doing the trick,
so I pulled out my new Dremel with the cutting attachment.
It worked really fast, but be prepared for sparks if you try this.
And wear safety goggles! Yikes!
Here's the finished sign showing off some hometown love! We were so happy with the mix of rustic, industrial, and modern styles. Perfect for the loft apartment where it's going. I want to try this idea for my own house with other words spelled out, maybe hanging vertically with family photos?
So many possibilities when you take the humble pallet and turn it into art. I can't wait to do a headboard with the rest of them, and whatever else I come up with. Well, what do you think? Are you in love with pallets too? And have you ever made anything from them?
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