This is part of a five day FALL series of DIY tutorials.
Pallet Projects-They are EVERYWHERE!!
Although I would love to create a ton of them, I refuse to pay for a pallet, much less make my own.
So I was thrilled when I was driving home one day and evidently one fell off of a truck...destined for ME!!!
So with it being an orphaned pallet, it was worse for wear.
After completing the Pallet Power workout, I created a pallet sign 23"x40".
But how make to make huge uniform letters?
I typed what I wanted at home and printed. Then drove to this fantastic place that is OPEN 24 HOURS, no back entrance required, called Kinko's.
I asked them to make the print to the size I needed -VIOLA and five dollars later my letters are large.
Next, I layered my font with contact paper and traced out all of the letters. Then cleverly cut them out keeping them together so that I could skip a step when trying to align them on the board.
*Perfect time to catch up on DVR'd shows when cutting out letters.
With the pallet my first coat of paint was a dark primer. Then I used Johnson Paste Wax and a rag to rub on various parts of the sign.
Second coat was Rustoleum Satin Spray Paint called Fire Orange. After it dried I attached the contact paper letters.
Finally the last coat is a cream color. After the paint dried, I used a hand sander and steel wool to distress the wood.
Ta Da!!! A charming distressed sign perfect for my outside fall decor.