Wood Pallet Sign

wood pallet sign

This last weekend my husband and I worked on another project using what was left from the wood pallets we used to make the pallet shelves a couple weeks ago. We decided to make a wood pallet sign with our last name on it. This wasn’t hard to do. My husband did what I would consider the hard part.

IMG_0317He pulled three pieces of wood from the pallet.

IMG_0318He measured the wood to the length we decided would fit well on the wall.

IMG_0319-001He cut the wood according to the measurements.

IMG_0320He nailed three post on the back of the sign to hold the three long pieces together.

IMG_0325He applied two coats of dark red spray paint.

IMG_4842Once the paint was dry, he sanded it to give it a rustic look.

IMG_4845I picked a font I liked from my computer (I used baskerville font, size 600), printed out the letters, then cut them out. As you can see, I messed up the e.

IMG_4847Using a pencil, I traced each letter on the sign. This part was a little tedious but not too bad.

IMG_4849Next, I painted the letters an eggshell white color. I had to go over the letters a couple times.

IMG_4851This is what the wall looked like before. There was a framed collage of pictures.

photo-300Here is how the wall looks now. I’m going to do a post on the chalkboard I made that is below the pallet sign. I need to get some chalk to write something on it. It’s on my to do list!



  1. This turned out awesome! I’m working on something similar for fathers day. Hope it turns out as good as yours. Have a Great Day!

  2. Thank you Stacey! That is so nice of you to say. I’m sure yours will turn out great. Post it on your blog so I can check it out!

  3. Seriously…..so cute!!! Love the colors you used!!

  4. This looks awesome!!! We would love it if you would link up at our linky party:
    Live every Wednesday to Sunday.
    Hosted by:
    http://www.lifewiththecrustcutoff.com/ Parrish @ Life with the Crust Cut Off
    http://thissillygirlslife.com/ Dana @ This Silly Girl’s Life
    We hope to see you there!

  5. Loving that sign! I like where you put it in the dining room, too. Great spot!
    I’m visiting you today from 7alive. I co-host a Linky Party and would LOVE for you to add this. I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog, leave a comment and Link Up, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206
    Join me at DIY Showcase Link Party (Sat-Fri)

  6. This is such a cute idea. Thank you so much for sharing at our allthingswithpurpose.com Thursday Blog Hop!!

  7. I would love for you to share and link up at my weekly TGIF Link Party if you haven’t already this week. Your favorite posts, most popular, recent or new! The party is open every Thursday night and closes Tuesday’s at midnight. Followed by (Not SO) Wordless Wednesday! http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/.
    I would be honored if you join us and follow to stay connected Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs, Cathy

  8. Your sign is beautiful over the chalkboard! I love making signs like this!!
    I will have to remember this next time I need a drawer, how cute!!

    Thank you for linking up at my Furniture and Paint Party!
    Hope to see you again Wednesday at 8 PM!

  9. I love this idea, and the chalkboard is cute too!

    Thank you for linking up at my Furniture and Paint Party!
    Hope to see you again Wednesday!

  10. Thanks for showing my sign are your blog! I’m enjoying looking through your blog- lot’s of great stuff!


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