I’ve been crushing on the farmhouse style decor, especially in the kitchen, for a while now. I love the look of the white planked wall in the kitchen and I knew I wanted that achieve the look.
How do I get the look without the price?
I dismantled a bunch of pallets. I then removed nails. The pallet nails are little stinkers. They don’t just come out easily.
Some of them actually put up a fight, but I won.
Pallet boards are rough and contain tons of hairy fibers. Using a palm sander I gently removed as many of the hairy fibers that I could. I then sanded off any huge defects.
I wanted the boards to be smoother then most of my rustic projects, but not to smooth like store bought wood.
The look I was going for was less rustic then my pallet wall in the living room. Don’t get me wrong, I love that pallet wall, but I want more of a store bought planked wall and less rustic.
After screwing the pallet boards on to the wall, it was time to paint. I painted the pallet wall using the same paint I used for the trim of the entire first floor.
I’m a Glidden Duo fan. Duo contains a built in primer so no need to primer just paint away. It works really well and saves money.
The wall is super rustic yet features the farmhouse style that I so desired.
Next up, shelves. Check out shelves made from old wooden clamps and pallet wood.
I’m linking this project up to this weeks Scraptastic Saturday here on Scrapality.com and some or all of the following linky parties.
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