Monday, November 14, 2011

Turquoise pallet shelf


We’ve all been seeing so many things made with pallets lately and I love the fact that they’re free and that they can be saved from ending up in the landfill.
Just recently I found a print shop not far from my house that has a ton of free pallets, in all shapes and sizes.
I thought I would first try a pallet shelf, and because I wanted to add a little color to mine, I just thinned down acrylic craft paint with water. The more water you use, the more transparent the color will be, just like whitewashing wood only with a color. When it was good and dry I sanded down any rough areas which gave it a worn rustic look.

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I love mine in turquoise, but I think these would look great any any color.



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12 comments:

  1. I love it! it looks great this is one project I am dying to try!

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  2. You're shelf looks amazing and I love the color! Your vintage items look just perfect in it too!!

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  3. Lovely color!

    ~ Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

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  4. I love wood pallet projects. You are so right about reusing these freebies!
    Love the turquoise color.

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  5. Love the shelf! It looks terrific!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

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  6. Hello, your pallet shelf looks great, good display too! I have some pallets, but need to do something soon!!!

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  7. This is great I have been looking for something like this!
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  8. I loved it and did it... yours is gorgeous turquoise mine is more rustic. You're my inspiration; may I borrow a photo with a link back? Pretty please...

    Pat

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