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Since moving to Texas I've been dealt an awful lot of Texan pride. I was born here but I moved to Oklahoma when I was young so I only saw said Texas pride from a distance. Perhaps I should capitalize that... Texas Pride :) So when I was trying to figure out what I wanted my new pallet sign to say when I snagged some awesome reclaimed wood, it seemed only natural that I'd embrace that Texas spirit and plonk it right on down next to my front door. No matter what you want your pallet wood art to say, this is a super easy project that any skill level can execute well!
For this project you will need:
If you can find scrap plywood this project is turning out to be quite inexpensive! I have had good luck asking at local lumberyards if they have any scrap pieces and so I often get pieces like this for free!
Place your plywood on top of your reclaimed wood. Mark your piece so that it is 1-3 inches shorter on all sides than the pieces of wood placed together below. Using a circular saw cut the piece out.
There's no need to wait for the paint to dry, just keep gluing your pieces down as you go. When fully covered, allow your piece to dry at least 24 hours.
Place your pallet on a wall in a mostly dark room. Bathrooms work really well if there are no windows.
Using the projector beam your image onto the pallet and trace with a marker. I used a white oil paint marker to match with the white chalk paint I'd be using in just a bit.
Don't have a projector? You can buy a very basic one for around $25 with a 40% off discount coupon at craft stores or you can very often borrow one from the library for free if you are a current library card holder in good standing. There isn't much better than free!
July 01, 2016