Blessed Are the Soft Wood Pallets

Guido Michael Tabone
by Guido Michael Tabone
5 Materials
4 Days
I got hold of some softwood pallets used left over paint and also my painting paints, and painted the planks, and hand planed them then used an orbital sander and glued them to the wall,everyone has gone crazy over them,and the room has taken a new Beach Shack look, exactly what I had memorized in my mind.
I painted over the rough surface first using left over pain and also mixed in some of my acrylic paints as well from my other hobby ( I paint as well ).
The planks need not be even as the whole idea is to look rustic ,shacky, and care free. uneven is great, One is not looking for perfection here.then I randomly glued them using Sika Instan Nail, plan ahead as this product is Jurasic.
I added a lamp which is about 90 years old, I didn't paint it ,I left it as is with its old Patina, just a light rub with soft steel wool.
I also added some copper studs which I found in a jar at our Recycling Centre at our local tip ( Rubbish Dump), the wooden tray also came from there. The padlock is over 100 years old, came from our previous home which was an old sheep station ( Ranch). we renovated the house which was also 130 years old when we bought it, we were there for 32 years.
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  • Brenda Lahey Brenda Lahey on Mar 27, 2018

    This is awesome! I rent a townhouse and will most likely get in trouble for doing this to the wall. However, too awesome to not. How did you paint the wood as not my expertise. I saw a big pail of white paint and several acrylic ones. Is this what I would need and how to brush on different colours. Technique please. Thanks.

  • Ellen jones Ellen jones on Apr 08, 2018

    did you nail or glue the boards?I see the pneumatic nail gun under supply list

  • Donna Racer Donna Racer on Aug 21, 2018

    How did you take the pallets apart?

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  • Rebecca Platt Rebecca Platt on Jul 12, 2018

    Absolutely gorgeous! Love the colors. Love it all.

  • Erica Smith Erica Smith on Feb 14, 2019

    Wow turned out so beautiful! Love the Shabby Cottage Coastal look. The paints are the perfect hues of a beautiful Carolina Blue Sky over our Beaches!! Love the pad lock story and so wish I could find a sheep ranch to live on. Lol I'd be a wooly happy Southern Girl for sure!! Oooh and the yellow tray just the PERFECT spot of Sunshine!!