Pallet Wall/Reclaimed Wood

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I have wanted to add character to our Kitchen forever! It a basic layout with an abundance of orange oak cabinets. So the first step was to add a pallet wall. I LOVE the way it turned on to those cabinets. )
This is where we started.
We painted the wall brown in case the boards didn't line up and the red would come blaring through. We did have a few that were off.... Not many though. I used 4 or 5 different stain colors and untreated pallet wood.
We laid them out in a random pattern that made sense as I had read on the internet. But to be honest that went pretty quickly by the wayside due to room constraints.
Finished!!! YAY! I LOVE it.
Close up of texture

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Libbie B

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  • Pop
    on Apr 16, 2020

    how did you attach them to the wall? Was weight a problem?

    • Libbie B
      on Apr 16, 2020

      We used a pneumatic nail gun. The weight wasn't a problem at all.

  • JoAnn Partee
    on May 1, 2020

    I absolutely have to do this wall in my office. How did you affix the pallets to the wall? What brand of stain did you use? This is fantastic! Thanks for sharing.

    • Libbie B
      on May 1, 2020

      Thanks JoAnn,

      We used a pneumatic nailer to attach the pallets to the wall. The stains were from minwax. That random blue board on the wall is actually from the weathered grey stain and it was left unstirred. Hope that helps! Good luck.

  • Donna
    on May 11, 2020

    I absolutely love this! I'd also love to know what you do with your cabinets. I have ugly, bland birch cabinets and would love to do something with them.

    • Libbie B
      on May 11, 2020

      I used a gel stain on mine. It was easy and they have held up really well.

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