Step #1 - Find a pallet. I found a local business that sells kiln dried pallets for $6. I picked one up on Friday.
Step #2 - you need to separate the boards on the pallet. The easiest way is to saw the boards away from the two ends. I did this with a circular saw.
|You can see the end in the background.|
|Stain kit comes with sponge, latex gloves, and cloth|
to wipe off the excess.
Step #6 - Allow the stain to dry. Once dry...if you stained over letters/design....peel off the design. You are now going to attach all the boards together in whatever pattern you want. I went to the local hardware store and got these flat plates that I screwed into each board. I attached one on each end of the board.Step #7 - You are going to attach the wall hanging hardware. The flat hardware cost $3.49/package and I used 2. I already had the wall hanging hardware so no cost at this time.
|My plates only had 4 holes...2 for each board.|
Step #8 - Attach decorations or stencil on a saying. I had so many ideas swirling around in my head that I had about 3 different sayings laid out on the floor of Michaels. I purchased multiple ideas and came home to see which would work. Needless to say...I'll be returning items tomorrow.
Step #9 - Stand back and admire your handy work!
The funny thing is that I had that 'believe' sign hanging in a different part of the house. I just spray painted it yellow to go with my living room to make it my cheapest alternative.
The total cost of the project was approximately $40 so not a 'cheap' project...but I know it would have cost a lot more to buy it at a store. I have a lot of ideas swirling in my head for smaller projects and pinterest continues to grow the list! Use your imagine and come up with your own saying and colors!!!