I worked with my neighbor who wanted 3 custom painted pallet signs for his Airbnb in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee you can read about that here. When he rents his cabin out, his guests on occasion come to celebration.. Sometimes for a Birthday,Anniversary or a special event. He envisioned having these custom painted pallet signs displayed on his mantel so when his guests arrive they are greeted with a sign to commemorate their event during their stay.
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3 Custom painted pallet signs were made
- Happy Birthday
- Happy Anniversary
We customized these signs further by adding the Stoneybrook Lodge Logo onto each one.
Pallet crates are easy to come by. Usually your local farmers market has surplus. Most of the time at no cost to you. Go in and ask what they have available! They are easy to break apart, each plank then can be cut down to the size you want. In this case we used 5″ x 40″ pallet planks to make these custom painted signs.
I have used pallet wood in the past using stencils for these cute pallet wood coasters. Check out my process here for these cute easy project. You can then use any piece of these pallet wood planks into amazing signs, or even objects for around your home.
Prepping for making these pallet signs:
- Cut pallet plank to desired length
- Stain, or paint your plank. In this case we stained it using a Mini wax white stain to keep to the rustic look of the Airbnb Decor
- Create your stencil using a cameo machine, or buying a stencil.
- I used clear contact paper to make my stencils, they are easy to place and reposition as necessary.
- Place letters at desired height. Then using a ruler to make sure all my letters were aligned
- Trace each letter with a pencil
- Prepare paint color. On these signs I used Liquitex Mars Black and Liquitex Titanium White acrylic paint for a deep grey color. First I Mixed some of the white into the black for a desired deep grey color. Then used this to paint my signs.
- Remove traced stencils
- Hand paint using the pencil lines as a gude
- Once completely dry, coat sign using Miniwax Polyacrylic matte finish to seal in the painted letters
- Add hook on back, if hanging.
These signs will be used on a mantel, so no hooks were required. Each sign signifies a different event and will be displayed, depending on what event will take place.
Such an easy project to make a custom painted pallet sign. Now that the holidays are arriving these can be made into great custom gifts for friends and family. They are unique in the sense that any message or image can be stenciled or painted on these pallet signs. You Just need an idea and
So many other shapes and sizes you can make. The possibilities are huge!