Thursday, January 24, 2013

A Quick, Rustic Valentine Project

This cute little project was made with recycled pallet wood, some stain, paint and a handy-dandy stencil. I love stencils! So glad I have access to make them out of my own artwork to use on whatever my little heart desires! :) 

Eric had originally cut the base as a shelf project. But the more I looked at it, the more I thought it would be cool as a decoration to sit on a shelf, instead of the other way around. So I asked him to make me some wood blocks. I absolutely love the wood he chose for those, by the way. It really has some character to it! :)

I stained the wood, cut a stencil and painted the blocks in my favorite color... teal blue. Any shade of it will do. I so, so, so love it! I then gave the back a little wash of it, too. 

And there you have it. Easy-peasy and so rustic. I only wish I had a mantle to put these little projects on! Oh well... maybe one day!

I'm sharing this post at The Gunny Sack, The Rustic Pig and Thrifty Decor Chick, Ginger Snap Crafts, 4 You With Love, The DIY Dreamer and Southern Lovely. :)

TDC Before and After

The DIY Dreamer
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  1. I just found your blog through The Rustic Pig when I was linking up my Pallet Heart Art and I had to check yours out. I love that you used the big bits of wood from the pallet as I couldn't think what to do with them.

    I'm now following :-)

    1. Thanks for looking, Julie! I'll have to go back to the party and check out your project too! :)

  2. Cute project! I love the color of the letters you chose!

  3. This is like the mis-matchy size of your blocks yet the stain and the color of the letter match...brilliant! I'm so glad you shared this at Loving Valentines Day!


    1. Thanks for hosting the party! So happy to be linked up. :)

  4. Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful project at Simple & Sweet Fridays. Love how the letters turned out. The teal blue paint is perfect!
    Happy Valentines!



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