LMB and myself have been busy getting our house ready to put on the market, with a recent change in September, as seen on Liz Marie Blog, our front bedroom has been getting a little more attention over the past week. Buck, our faux deer head, has found a new home, and a void needed to be filled in his absence. We came up with a great idea for a DIY wood pallet wall art.
Here is how we built it.
First, according to my interior designer (LMB), we needed to make sure our “scaling” was cohesive. With whatever that means, we determined our artworks’ dimensions to 30 wide X 28 1/4 tall. The wood we used was 1 X 4 SPF, with actual dimensions of 3/4 X 3 1/2. If your confused by the math, the boards are not tongue and groove, with nearly invisible gaps between the pieces, stretch’s those 3 1/2 stacked boards to a total length of 28 1/2.
In order to meet these dimensions, I laid out the pieces of wood down on the ground to see what fit best together. Once I got the pieces in their place, I simply flipped them over exposing the backside of the pieces. I found a scrap piece of plywood that I used for the backing. I was looking for something skinny so it wouldn’t come off of the wall all that much, and this piece of plywood did the trick.
When all the pieces were lined up and square, I laid the piece of plywood down and stapled it down with a pneumatic nail gun. Once all the boards were attached, a quick sanding to smooth any bumps and prepare the wood for stain. We used Special Walnut by Minwax to stain our piece, and two deck screws to attached the ampersand to the boards. On the back we used a simple picture hanger, to hang the piece on the same hook Buck resided on. Overall total cost of this project was under $50.00, and a much needed addition to our lonely wall.
What do you think of our DIY Pallet Wood Art? The thing I like the most about it, if we decided to change up the room again, and the ampersand doesn’t fit, with two screws we have a brand new piece of art. If you built this, what would you attach to the wood pallets? Leave a comment below, let me know on Facebook, twitter, or instagram.