Over the last couple years, I’ve torn hundreds of pallets apart. And, while tearing the pallets apart I occasionally come across a board or two that would make an awesome sign. They’re usually rough, dented, chipped and cracked. They’re not something I would use to build a shelf or cabinet, but they would make the best old coffee sign.
That’s exactly what crossed my mind when I stumbled upon this beautifully distressed pallet board.
The board! Rustic to the point of deliciousness.
I have the capabilities to create the perfect stencil, but I chose to freehand this sign. Prior to the wonderful world of technology, signs were made by hand. Not everyone had the perfect stencils or machine to print out the glamourous signs we so love today. Call me old school. (sigh)
I opened my paint app on my laptop and picked out the font I wished to recreate. I typed out the words as a visual reference as I drew the word coffee with a regular pencil. Erasers don’t fare well when used on pallet wood. (Ask me how I know.)
After I was happy with my sketch, I grabbed my small container of black paint to fill my sketch with yummy black paint. (Check out yesterday’s post 5 Tips for Painting Pallet Projects for the low down on working with paint and what brand of paint is my favorite.)
After the paint dried, I removed some of the paint using a palm sander.
Then, I hung my old but new coffee sign above the door using old insulators pulled out of the basement. I’m so glad they never removed them from the basement.
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