Pallet Wood Project

Our little niche in the hallway.
It was plain and boring with a really ugly brown back to it. The back was like really thin bead board w/o the beads.
So I grabbed some leftover pallet wood and gave hubby the task of nailing it up after I smothered everything in 2 coats of white paint. I didn't even tape the walls as they are going to get hit with paint too.
I told him not to worry about too many gaps, just fill it up. Once the shelves are in and pretties added we won't see the small gaps from imperfect wood after all this is supposed to be Rustic
Hubby sanded the old shelves and the color was so close to the pallet wood, that all I had to do was add a little distressing.
To distress the shelves all I did was hit them with a hammer and then I rubbed them (hard) with an old rubber mallet. The mallet left black streaks similar to wood grain.
I added one thin coat of poly-urethane and 4 hours later...
I got to add knick knacks.

Rustic & Refined
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