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!
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