I love rustic decor! Just a touch of that worn used look is right up my alley! In fact I went scavenging with a sweet friend the other day through a property that was sadly being demolished (don't worry we had permission) and I came home with an amazing barn door! Seriously!!!! I'm not quite sure what I am going to do with it, but it is going to be so fun trying to figure that out! So the other day when I was at the craft store I found this really cute, small pre-made rustic pallet board, I knew I needed to take it home to make something with it. Like many projects, the board was put "somewhere I'd remember"...and four months later, I found it again! Oops. Please tell me I'm not the only one who has done that. Moving along...I had a really fun idea come to me the other day and I am really excited to share what I did with this blank little pallet board. Come see my cute DIY Rustic Decor!
Do you love it!? I sure do.
And this was so simple to make too! I promise! Especially since the board was already created, I just had to make a stencil and paint it and I was done!
DIY Rustic Decor
To create this, I used: (affiliate links)
- Pallet board
- Silhouette CAMEO or similar vinyl cutting machine
- Transfer tape
- Paint (Americana Multi-Surface Paint in Metallic Gold)
- Foam Brush
First I selected what I wanted the board to say. I decided that this little board would live in my office and so I wanted something inspirational. But my board isn't too big so I needed something concise too.
As I thought about it I had a thought. I am far from perfect, but every day I get up and try my best. I try to be the best person, mom, wife, daughter, sister and friend I can be. I try my best to live my religion and remember God in all I do. I am far from perfect, but each day I try to help someone in need or brighten someone's day. Each day I try to shine a little light in a dark corner of this work, I try to bring someone a little joy and I try to let my light shine.
I decided that I wanted to stencil "shine" on this board to remind me that even though I am rough and imperfect just like this pallet board is, I can still shine every day. I might not do everything right all the time, but I can try to help bring a little glimmer of light or hope into someone else's life.
So I choose a font, which I will be honest, was the hardest part of this whole project! Sized it and cut it out of vinyl. Then I removed the actual word from the vinyl so that I had a stencil to use!
I love using vinyl as a stencil!
I carefully placed my stencil onto my board using transfer tape and tried to rub the edges as best as I could to secure the vinyl down. I knew that I would have a little leaking paint with this project because my boards were rough, but that was ok. I didn't want a perfect looking final board, I wanted an imperfect board and rustic decor.
Then I used my foam brush and painted my word onto my board.
As soon as the word was painted, I lifted up my vinyl and let the board dry.
I love this DIY rustic decor and it looks amazing in my office space!
And I love getting my vinyl and vinyl supplies from Expressions Vinyl! Have you heard of them!? They are my go-to source for all things vinyl! They have the best selection of vinyl that I have ever seen, and you don't have to buy a whole roll of it! You can buy it by the sheet! Woot woot!
I am really happy to announce that Expressions Vinyl is sponsoring me at SNAP Blogging Conference 2015! Woot woot! I always learn so much from attending conferences and I am so incredibly grateful that they are helping me get there this year!
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