So I thought I would put my money where my mouth is and go find me a pallet. It wasn't that hard, there seem to be a bunch of them lying around our small town. I thought that I'd need my husband's truck to pick one up since Con-Man and I rock the Murano. But I was pleasantly surprised to find out that one pallet fits perfectly in the back of my car!
Once i got it home and unloaded I tried prying the planks off with my hammer. But the wood seemed like it was going to split. I mean, this pallet did not want to be taken apart. Has anyone else had this problem? If I'm really going to use pallet wood for my new dining table I need to figure this problem out. Anyway in the end I used my circular saw to cut pieces off. Take that pallet!
Once I got my pieces off they were splintery and rough. So I sanded the wood down A LOT to make them smooth.
To get the size I needed for my sign I clamped 2 wood pieces together. First with a little Gorilla Wood Glue on the edges and finished off with some mending plates.
To make the decorative wording on the sign I figured it was finally time to use the Silhouette I won from Donna at Funky Junk Interiors. I typed up some some wording that from a song I've always liked. The song "You Are My Sunshine" was written by a past Louisiana Governor and has always had a special place in my heart.
I filled in the stencil I had created with blue paint, then came back with white paint to highlight the wording. The sanded it some to distress it.
This was a fun little project because not only did I get to practice tearing apart a pallet I got to use my Silhouette for the first time! I can see why so many people love them.
What do you think? Have you had a pallet experience you'd like to share? Have you used a Silhouette before?