This would have to be one of my most favourite Farmhouse projects yet. I’m seeing more and more of these sweet signs whilst out shopping and drool every time I see them! So to save myself from further drooling incidents I thought I would try and make myself one. There’s a nice spot right above my kitchen pantry where a nice Pallet Farmhouse Pantry Sign would look perfect!
Pallet Farmhouse Pantry Sign
I found this old pallet on the side of the road for a DIY Pallet Challenge that I joined recently, where a whole stack of awesome Bloggers had to make something out of a pallet. For that Challenge, I decided to make a DIY Pallet Rustic Bath Caddy and had lots of pallet wood left to play with. What’s a girl to do??!!
That’s right make a Pallet Farmhouse Pantry Sign!!
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- Pallet – one front piece
- Wood wedge/ crowbar
- Milk Chalk Paint – you can also use Antique White
- 2 1/2″ Paint Brush
- Sanding Block
- Farmhouse Pantry Lettering – adjusted to the length of your pallet. I used the Artistamp and Imrans school font
- Carbon paper
- Americana Deco Art Lamp black paint
- No 3 Round brush
Step 1– Remove 1 of the wood pieces from the front of the pallet.
HANDY HIT: Use a wooden wedge or a crowbar and your hammer to leverage off the wood pieces.
Remove any nails and sand using your sanding block the entire piece of wood to prepare the surface for painting.
HANDY HINT: I always put the rusty nails that I don’t want into an old plastic bottle to discard as I would hate for someone to stand on one!!
Then using your paint brush give the entire piece 2 coats of milk coloured chalk paint, leaving to dry in between coats. Once dry sand back to give a nice distress look.
HANDY HINT: Don’t distress to heavily as you will go back after the lettering has been applied and sand again.
Then transfer the lettering onto the wood using your graphic paper and stylus.
HANDY HINT: Make sure you trace around all of the thicker letters because this makes it easier to block in with your round brush and stay in the lines.
Using your round brush and Americana Lamp Black Paint block in your lettering and allow to dry.
HANDY HINT: HANDY TIP: you want the paint to be a watery consistency but not too much otherwise it will bleed. Practice on a piece of scrap wood.
Once dry, using your sanding block distress for desired effect and wax to seal.
You can use any type of wording or even your favourite phrase. The possibilities are endless!
Happy Pallet Farmhouse Pantry Sign Making!
Don’t have time to make just now? Be sure to Pin for later 🙂
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Thank you Ali! 🙂
Love your Farmhouse sign. so cute.
Thank you for your sweet comment and for popping by! Hope you have a wonderful week 🙂
Love the sign! It looks great over the pantry door! Thanks so much for sharing with us this week at Brag About It! Pinned and tweeted to share!
Thank you Laurie! 🙂
Love this. I need to make one for sure. Thanks for the tutorial.
You will have so much fun making one Brooke and they are a little addictive too LOL! Your most very welcome for the tutorial, I’m glad you enjoyed it!! Good luck with making one and would LOVE to see your’s! 🙂
This is great, Sam! I love Farmhouse Style and I’m dying to try making a pallet sign of my own. Thanks for the helpful tutorial, too.
Thank you for sharing this week at Brag About It link party on VMG206 (Mondays at Midnight). I plan to feature you next week!
~ Megin of VMG206
Your most very welcome Megin! Thank you so much for the feature too! What a lovely surprise!! 🙂
This adds such rustic charm to the room, Sam. Well done.
Thank you so much Amalia! It was fun to make for sure! 🙂 xx
Love that pantry sign Sam – thank you for posting to Pin worthy Wednesday
Thank you for having me Amberjane! 🙂
This is great. Love that pantry sign. It looks great over the pantry door!
Thank you Melisa! It was so fun to make and hope to be making some more very soon 🙂
Thank you need to be crowned the pallet board-junkin’ gueen! Your projects are great and plentiful too. Wishing you a fabulous week ahead.
WOW what an honor to be crowned such an awesome thing!! Thank you Sanchez and I am so glad you have enjoyed my pallet projects! Wishing you a wonderful week to!! 🙂
Looks great. I’m about to do a sign for my dining area, so your tips will help me out. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday.
Thank you for having me Erlene! I’m sure you’ll have loads of fun making one for your dinning area! 🙂
I really like the weathered lettering. Great tutorial because we all know that signs like this can get really expensive!
Thank you Pam! They sure can be expensive and am so glad I could make such a cheaper alternative! Thank you for popping by to say hi! 🙂
Oh, this is so nice Sam! I love the farmhouse sign and above the pantry it looks fabulous! I like the idea of using the old pallet wood! And it doesn’t require major power tools! Thanks so much for sharing at Sweet Inspiration #3!! Happy Saturday!!
Thank you so much Katrin! Me too! There are sooooo many wonderful projects you can do with old pallets! You have made some AWESOME ones! 🙂
Sam, this sign is very cool!! Love the distressed look you gave the lettering. I like all the helpful tips you give in your tutorial. I’ll have to make a pallet sign sometime soon. It looks so great!!
Thank you so much Keri! I’m sure you will have loads of fun making them! Thank you so much for stopping by! 🙂
Love your sign. Featured and pinned. Your friend, Linda @Crafts a la mode
Love the sign, just found it thanks to remodelholic. LOVE the sugar & spice garlad above it, did you make that, too?
Thank you for visiting Melanie and taking the time out to make such a sweet comment! I didn’t make that sign unfortunately. I have had it for years and think I got it from a Country Store which has since closed 🙁