Months ago I found what appears to be two small pallets out by the curb
at one of the neighbor's on trash day.
I just had to rescue them, knowing that one day inspiration would strike and I would make something from them.
Last week that day finally came!
Here's how I did it:
First of all, when I first brought the pallets home, I gave them a good scrub with a scrub brush and bleach water.
Not knowing what they were used for in their former life, I wanted to make sure they were clean!
When the day came for me to make the signs,
I printed out the words one line at a time in the font and size that would work on the strips of wood.
I rubbed the back of the paper with white chalk and used tacks to position the strip of paper to the pallet.
(If the wood wasn't already old and distressed I would use painter's tape to protect the finish.)
Using a ball point pin I firmly traced around the words, leaving a faint chalk line for me to follow.
Using a small, fairly stiff paint brush I filled in the words with craft paint.
I did all of the words I wanted in white first, chalking in, then painting one line at a time.
Then I painted the other colors, one color at a time.
When the paint was dry I rubbed on some paste wax to protect the lettering, gave it a good buff when the wax was dry, and that's all there was to it!
I'm lovin' how it turned out!
The spare room/guest room is also the grandkid's room when they come over,
so this will go over the antique iron bed in there.
I hope to get some great shots of the grandkids put onto canvas to surround it.
Well, it's almost Friday, friends.
Have a BLESSED Good Friday
a BLESSED Easter!
Christ is risen!
He is risen indeed!