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.
Kim Dykman says
Very nice….I would like it with an initial too. Nothing better than the warmth of wood.
Awesome!! I’m in love with wood wall art. Great job!
Love it! I am kind of obsessed with clocks right now so that is probably what I would do. Congrats on your blog and all the exciting things ahead for you all this year!
So glad you decided to start your blog. I love LMB and think this is an awesome way for the two of you to spend time. A project like this is definitely on my to-do list now! Would you mind sharing your source for the ampersand? It looks familiar.
Hey Kelly, thank you for your support. I am having a lot of fun with starting my blog, you should see our evenings at home after our projects are done. We look like an IT center, passing pictures, links, and ideas to one another, it’s very fun. To answer your question, we purchased the ampersand from Target (in store). I looked online and I couldn’t find it, so I would recommend going in and getting it soon before it becomes discontinued.
Looks great!!! You and Liz always inspire with your custom made pieces.
Thank you! We have another one in the works, keep an eye out for it.
Tasha @ Designer Trapped in a Lawyer's Body says
I LOVE this! I saw that ampersand at Target recently. I may have to go back and get it after seeing what you’ve done with it. I have followed Liz’s blog for a while now. So excited about your new blog!
Thank you so much Tasha. If you want an ampersand, I would highly recommend going ASAP. It was on clearance at my store, and a discontinuation usually follows within the week. Again, thank you. I hope to keep you coming to my blog.
Katie @ Addicted 2 DIY says
First of all, thank you for your service. Secondly, I love this! I need to start spending a little more time looking for things like this at Target, rather than just grocery shopping. I wouldn’t have thought to mount the ampersand on a wood background, but it makes it look awesome! I would love for you to link it up to the weekly link party I cohost. http://addicted2diy.com/2014/01/16/thursday-s-t-y-l-e-link-party-3/
Love this project! thanks for all the tips. http://www.handmadeintheheartland.com/
Andrea Fogleman says
Awesome pallet creation! Thanks for sharing.
Thanks for sharing the amazing idea I am going to give it a try for my self. Very helpful post and unique idea.
Caroline Garcia says
You did good and love to see your blog. I must consider those wooden pallet as letters like I did for my dining area. I made 3 wooden letter E, A and T and hang those in front of our dining table. Found that idea from pinterest. Will you like to do something as I did?