I know, I know. This post is a day late – I apologize. I managed to land myself in the A&E department yesterday morning; whilst I am fine it isn’t exactly the best place to sit down and write a blog post so today you will be getting two.
Enough apologizing lets get to the DIY.
For this DIY you will need:
- A piece of pallet wood, mine is actually a pallet stepping stone
- Spray paint
- Paint Brush
- Tester pot of paint in same colour as spray
- Thin cardboard
The first thing you need to do is decide on the main design you want on your sign. I chose a heart as it is nice and simple. I then took my thin piece of cardboard and cut out the heart shape I wanted, then checked to make sure it fit nicely on the wood. Originally I wanted to just paint the inside of the heart but I decided this was overdone so I took out the middle of my template and used that.
Once I had done this I taped down my template and took everything outside so I could spray paint. I began by taping down a disposable table cloth to avoid ruining the plastic table then I shook my can of primer and sprayed the entire piece of wood with a thin, even coat – as per the instructions on the bottle.
It’s important to read the instructions on the bottle of your spray paint carefully as every brand is different. After making sure I had primed correctly I spray painted several thin coats of white over the top of the primer, leaving each one to dry between.
When I was happy with the coverage of the paint I left it to dry for several hours before coming back to it. Slowly I peeled off my template to reveal a perfect heart in the middle and then, to give it even more of a ‘weathered pallet’ look I sanded the edges.
If the edges of your design aren’t perfect you can fix it by going in with the tester pot and a small paintbrush, you could also write something in the middle. This is perfect for hanging up in the house.
Thanks for reading.