Even though I love the simplicity and “rustic” look of the plain wood pallet art, I wanted something with more color for my daughters’ rooms.
I started out the exact same way I did the non-painted ones. For a full tutorial on that, please see this post.
After staining the wood, I added Vaseline around the edges to give it a distressed look. Then I painted the entire piece. If you are painting a large area, the most cost effective way I have found is to buy paint is to buy a sample at Sherwin Williams. It’s less than $10 and gives you a LOT of paint!
After painting, I sanded all over to give it a distressed look, and since I had used the Vaseline on the edges, the paint came off very easily.
Next, the lettering. This is a LOT harder than what I did on the plain pallet art. I ended up printing the words out then cutting each letter up and using them as a stencil. Of course, if you aren’t like me and DON’T have the handwriting of a 3rd grade boy, you may just be able to freehand. I am way too OCD for that!
To do the lettering, I used a large Sharpie oil-based paint marker. I traced around the letters then filled them in with the marker.
Here is the finished project for my youngest daughter’s room. I just love this verse and pray that it is a constant reminder to her to let herself be defined by God and not by the world’s standards. I know as a girl it’s tough to compare yourself and not feel as pretty as someone else, but I just hope that she finds her identity in the One who created her.
And this is in my oldest daughter’s room from Proverbs 31:25 –
Let me know if you have any questions and if you attempt one, I’d love to see pictures!