Pallet & Barn Wood Projects
For me, one of the hardest aspects of blogging is remembering to photograph the steps of a project when I’m in the midst making something. I get so involved in the project that I am usually about half way through before I remember to start snapping. Not good, I know. Sometimes I don’t have enough hands! One of these days I’m going to have to invest in a tripod and camera with a timer!
We made a few awesome Christmas presents and wedding and shower gifts over the last few months and I want to share them with you.
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First up is our granddaughter Emilie’s headboard. Emmy is 14 and a huge Pinterest fan. She asked us to make this headboard for her for Christmas. Joe did a beautiful job. The boards are stacked, so every other board is raised. Emmy wanted a natural finish, so Joe used wipe on Minwax oil based satin finish polyurethane.
Our older daughter, Kate, fell in love with this pallet bar. We thought it would be a great Christmas surprise for her. The base of the bar is made with pallets and the top is made from old barn wood given to us by our nephew Bryan. It was stacked up on the property of the house he’s renovating in Pennsylvania. It’s beautiful old wood. We sanded it enough to smooth it, but made sure to leave paint and the sawmill marks intact, then sealed it with wipe on Minwax oil based polyurethane. It looks amazing. The back of the bar is finished with two storage shelves and a prep shelf and then lights were strung behind it. It’s the perfect size for her apartment den and looks great. I managed to snap two photos of it before it was hidden away, so I asked Kate to take a few photos for me.
We’ve also made some signs for wedding gifts and engagement gifts and a few just for fun.
These signs were all made with the same basic supplies.
Either vinyl lettering or a stencil made with my
And some close seconds!
And then there are a few just for fun
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Pallets are a great to work with and the possibilities are endless. You’re only limited by your imagination.
The post “Pallet and Barn Wood Projects” is property of The Nested Design Company, formerly The Decorated Nest and was written by Karen Ploransky.