So tomorrow I have a baby shower and needed a quick gift… nothing like last minute planning. I came across a cute sign made from waynes coat and wooden letters that spelled the word LOVE. I didn’t have time to go to a big box store and buy the exact same supplies… so I decided to use my scrap pallet boards and do it myself.
I cut four boards to about 24 inches and then used my Kreg Jig (A have to have when DIYing) to put my boards together.
Then the SECRET WEAPON…vaseline petroleum jelly! That’s right, vaseline helps in the distressing process. Using your finger, rub vaseline on various parts of the boards; the vaseline makes the paint peel wherever you apply it.. Awesome trick!
I then used a pink paint sample that I bought last week at Lowes… only $3! to put over my base coat. When the paint is dry, use sandpaper (heck, even your nails) and go over the places you put the vasaline. The paint just peels off.
Next the hard part, drawing on the letters…. My advice, use a pencil to mark first. I then used the same white paint that I used for the base coat to paint the LOVE. Instead of using a paint brush, use a foam brush (easy clean up and the letters are more even).
I hope you like our new sign! Be sure to check out all of our reclaimed pallet furniture, headboards and signs on our Etsy page or contact us through our Facebook page for more information here —> Reclaimed.