DIY Pallet Wall Art…

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Happy Friday Everyone!!
I hope all of you have had a great week!! I know I have!!
I spent my day yesterday working on a fun project that was actually inspired by this tutorial at The Lettered Cottage and this piece that I found on pinterest. It was easy to do & I love the way it turned out!! It’s going to be part of my summer mantel that I am currently working on, so you are getting a little sneak peek if you will….

Because he is soo handy, I recruited my dad to build my frame. I wanted the wall art to be 15″x15″.  He used 1×2′s that I had left-over from my board & batten laundry room makeover to construct the frame…..
Kevin & Layla used something called “fill-it strips” to create the slats on the frame, but my dad just cut the strips out himself from some left-over beadboard he had laying around….
Here is a view of the back so you can see what I’m talking about…
I gave the slats & the frame a light coat of brown paint so that when I distressed it later, the brown would peek through a bit….
I then gave it two coats of a cream colored paint, hit the edges with some sand paper to give it that distressed look & then went over it lightly with an antiquing medium…
This is what it looked like when I was done.
Here are a few close-ups so you can see the distressing…
I came up with the sayings that I wanted, cut them out with my cricut machine using a chocolate brown cardstock, & then mod podged them to the slats…
I have no pictures of this process…sorry!!
Anyway, when I was finished I did what I do after every blog project…
Take it outside for a photoshoot!!
Then I brought it back in, to get some pictures of it on my soon-to-be summer mantel…
I will actually be hanging it, but for these pics I just decided to lean it against the wall…
Well, what do you think?!
 Do you LOVE it?!
I DO!!
The best part about this project…
I had everything that I needed to make it with the exception of the brown cardstock for the letters…
I think I spent $1.00 on the paper!
Where can you find wall-art for a buck?!
Especially a piece as big as this that makes such a big impact to the room!
Hope that you enjoyed this little tutorial & I hope I’ve inspired you to make one of your own!!
Have a great weekend!!
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    I was wondering if you would sell me just the letters from your machine. I don’t have one but love this and want to make it. Please let me know. Thanks. brookedoguth@hotmail.com

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  3. Anonymous says:

    What cartridge did you use and what size font is it? I love it!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Would you post the brand/name of paint colors used?
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  7. Great DIY with a great message. I found you when my daughter “pinned” this project. I can’t wait to “copy” you :)

  8. Hello.. I love this so much.. I am not familiar with the cricut machine?? Did you type this and print it all out?

  9. Hi again.. I am Mary I just asked you a few ?’s My email is maryheriford@ymail.com thank you…

  10. This is just AWESOME! I would like to make this for my home but I have a question about Mod Podge. Whenever I attempt to do it I get all sorts of air bubbles. Any tips on how to avoid the paper from bubbling & crinkling? Thank you so mcuh!

  11. Beautiful project and saying!

  12. This is beautiful! I’ll be featuring it on Craft Gossip this afternoon :)

  13. Hey! Where did you find your antiquing medium? Can that be found at a home improvement store, where paint can be purchased, or would you purchase at a craft store? Thanks!

  14. Hey Emily! You can find the antiquing medium at most craft stores! It should be in with the regular craft paints.

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  23. Your sign is posted on my web page thewednesdaybaker I made this for my daughter after seeing it pinned to Pinterest. Love it thank you very much I did it a little different. Andi

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  24. I really love this!!!

  25. This is such an awesome project! I love it! Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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