How to create your own pallet sign with venetian plaster.
At Haven last year, I went to Amy Howard’s class for the second year in a row and fell in love with more of her products.
She’s come up with a ‘pallet in a box’. For those of you (like me) that don’t want to search for a pallet and take it all apart, this is the perfect solution.
Solid red oak pieces of wood in two different sizes that you can create your own pallet wall or a sign like I did today.
Here are all the wood pieces the box comes with. I used the four smaller pieces and one long piece for the backing.
I mean, come on, I needed to use this stuff since it’s my actual blog name, right?
Using a chip or foam brush, brush on the Better With Age product onto each board. The product is very much like a stain.
Let it dry. I waited overnight but it will dry sooner than that.
Mix Venetian Plaster with water until it forms the consistency of drywall mud. I prefer to say the consistency of pancake batter as that’s what I’m more familiar with. It’s about 1:1.
Using a spatula, spread it on quite thick to each board.
After I spread it on the four boards, I started to scrape it off. Try to get most of it off as it will turn whiter than this when it dries.
After it dries, you can see how much whiter these boards turned out.
Take the long board and measure two pieces for the back to hold the sign together.
Use a jigsaw to cut the boards.
Glue with an all-purpose adhesive. I set bricks on top of the wood pieces overnight to cement them solidly in place.
Here is a shot of the completed back of the sign.
And the completed front. I love the different variations of the wood and the different textures of the Venetian Plaster.
It’s now ready to put on whatever you’d like for a sign. You can stencil a quote or add some seasonal printable.
Just like this Easter sign I made.
Isn’t this bunny the cutest?
Next week I’ll be sharing with you how to make this adorable Easter bunny and Happy Easter sign. I’ll have printables for you for both items.
I wanted this sign to be interchangeable with the seasons so I’ll share with you all the details next week: UPDATE: Click here for the Easter sign!
- Venetian Plaster
- Better With Age in Salvaged Timber
- Pallet in a Box
- Liquid Nails
- caulking gun
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