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DIY Pallet Letter Sign Tutorial

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This was a random spur of the moment DIY project that came together super quick.
I already had everything on hand for this, but even if you don’t, it only takes a few things!
We had a pallet left in our backyard when we moved here last year and
I had these YUM letters from Michaels that I got for 70% off!
You can use any type of letters you want, I loved the metal and wood look of these.
The U had a mirror fall on it. (long story) so it doesn’t work..that’s why for now I don’t have them lit,
I thought it might look funny to only have the y and m on haha.

Ben had taken apart the pallet and I chose 4 boards that had the coloring I liked.
I removed the nails and gave it a rough sanding job.
Then the hubby stepped in while I held Asher and he used two other pieces of the pallet board to connect
in the back, Just putting a vertical piece and nailing in multiple spots to make it nice and solid.
The photos show the wood in different colors, but that’s just the light
and filters because I didn’t stain it at all. I’m planning on doing another sign like
this but using white linen chalkboard paint from Home Depot on it!
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Once the board was together, I hammered in the nails to hang the letters on.
I like that I can remove these letters if I want to change it up one day.
If you have flat and light weight letters, you could just use some sort of adhesive.
I used the drill to put a hole in each top corner and knotted some rope I had from Home Depot.
I found that the easiest way to hang it up and I like the different textures; wood metal and rope!
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Here’s where my YUM sign is currently hanging in our Kitchen!
If you want to see the DIY on this IKEA shelving unit check out this post.
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I love the rustic look of the sign, and it came together so quickly!
I’m all about easy DIY projects that I can do while the kids play around me in the backyard.
If you ever make one and share it on Instagram, tag me!! @athomewithnatalie
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DIY IKEA Shelving Unit Farmhouse Makeover

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I love the farmhouse style, and have slowly been working it into my home decor.
I had a metal IKEA shelf already, and decided to give it a little
farmhouse makeover and put it to use in my kitchen!
The IKEA MULIG Shelving Unit comes in a few different sizes and prices. I had the biggest one and it’s $59.99
I knew I wanted to warm it up and get some wood into my kitchen!
I considered spray painting the metal dark since I already had the spray paint, but
ended up leaving it because I liked the pop and that it was bright and cheery!
I think that if it was in a different room, I would have gone for the dark metal look.
I have one more shelf, so I’ll probably go that route and put it in the boys’ shared room!
It would look SO CUTE that way too.
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STEPS:
This DIY project was way easier than you might think.
You can really use any metal shelving unit you have, just measure them and head to Home Depot!

I picked out a piece of plywood and they cut my shelves to size for me.
My shelf measurements were—- length: 46 1/4th and depth: 12 7/8th
(I ended up with some wood left over that I plan on using to cover my IKEA buffet table!)

Use Sandpaper and do a quick once over of your shelves.

Just stain the wood with one coat. (I used Special Walnut stain – 1 qt size)

Then use construction adhesive to attach the wood to the metal.
My husband grabbed this brand and it worked SO MUCH easier than past ones I’ve tried.
It’s a little more, price wise, but totally worth it.

I put some bricks on the wood to help it stick down to the metal.
Not all the shelves needed the weight though.
Attach the shelving unit to the wall and you are good to go!
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I really needed a place to store my Le Creuset pans.
They kept getting moved around from the top of the fridge to the oven to the counter.
Not functional. But this is the perfect spot for them! Keeping the lids on and wipe the lid before using of course,
But it just makes the shelving unit pop and I love being able to see them throughout the day.

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I grabbed these hooks at Target to update our little backpack station.
Added two on the other side for my tote bags.
Love how they ended up matching the shelves perfectly.
I’ll share more about this little area another day!
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 I love the pops of color mixed in with the white dishes and wood.
A part of me really wants to have a house with only neutrals and natural textures…
but that’s not happening these days.
I’m working with a lot of what I already have and life with kids.
They love bright plates. lol. So bright plates it is!
I’m learning to mix the styles and enjoy both at the same time.
As I’m adding pieces to our decor, I’m going more for the neutral farmhouse but classic pieces.
So over time I’m gathering these pieces that I love and can use as I makeover our house!
I love the containers I had found last month at Michaels and used for the kid plates and cups.
Took the plates to the farmhouse style I like!
It’s at their level so they can grab them and help set the table.
It just makes my heart and mind happy when everything has a place. haha.
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So I kind of have a globe thing.
It’s definitely a thing, ask my hubby.
Whenever he goes to good will I’m like “Look for globes!”…haha.
Which he replies, “always do!” He’s a good man. ;)
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 Can we talk about this plant for a quick second.
OK. farmhouse style plants can get PRICEY.
I love joanna and chip gaines like everyone else, but I don’t have the budget for their store…just yet.
I just can’t swing it for most of the items. I’m a world market, target, hobby lobby,
IKEA and michaels kind of girl in this season of life!
I found this plant at IKEA. $9.99 and then found this pot which I LOVE at Hobby Lobby for a couple bucks!
Not on sale it’s $4. which is insane to begin with. It looks so cool. They had a bunch of fun sizes.
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The YUM sign was a project I made with things we already had around the house!
I had gotten the letters for 70 percent off at Michaels and used a
pallet board that was left in our backyard when we moved in!
I’ll share a full tutorial on that later this week.
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I’m so happy with how it turned out! It really brings that farmhouse style into the kitchen in a big way.
I love that with shelving units you have the freedom and fun of changing things around over time.
Decorating for different seasons, and enjoying items that might otherwise be hidden away in a pantry or cabinet!
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Follow me on Instagram too where I share our family life each day, project updates
and when I find fun items to make our house a home!
(If I find a good deal when I’m out, I share the details with my people!)

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DIY Pallet Name Tag Display

I’ve been busy over here prepping for my Moms’ Night Out, so sorry about the lack of posts!
I thought I would share one of the projects we’ve been working on this week.
If you have some sort of event or party coming up this could be a great idea for your name tags or seating charts!

So we had this pallet board in our backyard waiting in the wings for a good project…
I knew I wanted to create a cool display for the name tags…
I saw these brown card stock circles on sale so I grabbed them…and then thought,
heyyy let’s hammer some nails into the pallet board to hang them on!
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My handy man husband went with me to Home Depot and we got some wood cut to our dimensions.
We got 4 long pieces of wood and had them make a few cuts on each!
Just measure your pallet board before you go to the store.
Ben hammered them in and we were ready for paint!
This project is great because it comes together quickly.
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While I worked on another project the kids were distressing the boards for us. ;)
Spring is teasing us right now!
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I got some chalk paint at Home Depot Rust-Oleum Chalk Paint in White Linen
Using a cheap brush I just quickly brushed it on, mostly against the grain, and with
little amount of paint on my brush at a time. It doesn’t have to be perfect!
I wasn’t too detailed or careful to cover every spot. I wanted it to look a little worn and rough in areas.
The best thing about chalk paint is how fast it dries! I was able to get this
whole thing done in one play time outside!
Next, I just figured out how many name tags I wanted in each row…and started hammering!
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I had some greenery from Sophia’s Princess Party Castle Backdrop
so I just draped it around the top and then hammerd a nail in some spots to help hold it in place.
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To make the name tags, I just hot glued safety pins on the back of the tags
I had found at Michaels on sale. I loved their look and how they were soft enough
to be worn as name tags but heavier weight than brown kraft paper!
I made sure I stuck the correct side of the safety pins into the hot glue
so you could actually open them.
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I’m so happy with how it turned out!
I think it could be really cute if you have assigned seating for a shower or wedding.
You could really take it up another notch and do fresh flower and greenery garlands!
Thanks for stopping by the blog today. :)
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