The pallet used to be art in the boys' bedroom with a cardboard deer head hanging on it. But when I updated the antlers I received from my mom, they ended up in the boys' room. And even though I thought the cardboard deer was adorable, two deer-related art pieces in that one room was a bit much for me. So down came the pallet...and now it's a fun Valentine sign.
Find out more after the jump...
Here's how I did it...
1. I printed up the words I wanted to use on the sign in a very large font (Stencil in size 300 for you font-junkies out there).
2. I cut the letters out with an X-acto to create a stencil.
3. I tried the words in different places on the pallet until I found a layout that looked right to me.
4. I traced the words onto the pallet with a white colored pencil.
5. I hand-painted the words (being careful to stay inside the lines - Lol!)
The great thing about creating this sign on old pallet wood is that I didn't have to paint it perfectly because I was going for a rustic look. Hooray for imperfections!
I placed it on the buffet in our dining room with my ombre Valentine button hearts right in front, and it created a fun little Valentine vignette in unexpected shades of brown and cream.
Have a great day!