Transforming an Antique Pallet into Art
A few weeks ago I spied this dirty old pallet in a nearby junk store. I was so tempted to buy it at just $10, but I left empty handed. After getting home, I realized how I could use it. Some dear friends were getting married and we offered to host the reception at our house. What a perfect sign this would be to greet guests as they arrive!
First, I scrubbed it down and to my surprise, the imprinted circle was permanent. (So lucky!) I’m just getting into lettering right now, but this pallet is a much larger scale than what I’m used to. So I decided to use stencils (something I’ve never done)—it was the easiest thing in the world to do. I wanted a vintage look to it, so I selected lowercase classic letters. Within 20 minutes (most of that time spent trying to make sure it was not too crooked), I had the finished product.
Last weekend it served as the welcome to the reception where friends had their pictures made as they entered our house. But it also will be a keepsake for the happy couple to hang in their home. Who knew that a dirty old pallet could turn out to be a real piece of art!
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