. . . for Lauren and Lauren: DIY Pallet Sign

September 14, 2014

DIY Pallet Sign

 diy pallet sign
diy pallet sign

I've been wanting to make a pallet wooden sign for a long time.  I can't take credit for a lot of this project because I could've done it without my dad.  He found the pallet and made the sign.  All I did was paint it. 

I've always loved the song "It is well with my soul," and love the reminder that whatever God has us go through that we can take comfort that we are taken care of and that we trust in the Lord.

I also love that my grandma's headstone says It is well with my soul, So I think of her whenever I hear that song or see those words.   

My dad found a pallet and was able to make two signs (my mom made the other one).  He pulled apart the wood, sawed the boards in half and nailed the pieces of wood together using smaller wooden pieces on the back.  


I used grey outdoor stain that my parents had.  I let it dry for a few hours, then I penciled on my letters.  I looked at a few different signs and prints with the same saying and combined a few that I liked.  I saw a lot of tutorials with using stencils or a cricut which would've been nice.  But I just did my best doing it free hand.  I used white and yellow acrylic paint for the letters.  

This project ended up being totally free since I had all the paint and my dad found the pallet.  I've been changing the colors in our living, dining room and kitchen to grey, yellow and blue and love that this matches perfectly.  

it is well with my soul
it is well with my soul


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10 comments:

Kelly Fulkerson said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

What a neat project. I Wish I was that artsy!

Marci Smith said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Oh, I love this! I am putting it on my projects list. Thanks for posting this. :)

Helene in Between said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

you always inspire me!! i love this!!

maria said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Such a cute project! Good job!

Liz said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

It turned out so good!!!

two birds said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

I love how it turned out, and what a great reminder of your grandma!

J and A said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Looks great!! You are so good at completing projects!!

Susannah said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

<3 That sign is beautiful!!!

Ashley said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Looks awesome!! I have been trying to get M to grab me pallets as we come across them, but he refuses to stop!! I will have to do it without him at one point! I have soo many projects I have seen that I love! Great job! Love the meaning behind it!

Traci Mcdaniel said... Best Blogger TipsBest Blogger Templates

Great idea! I love painting but canvases can be so expensive. I have a bunch of these lying around from my old job and they are in pretty decent shape. This sounds like it might be a weekend project for me and my roommate. I like how simple yours is too. I will search the internet for fun famous quotes.

Traci Mcdaniel @ Carolina Material Handling