Updated: Aug 26
This was just a fun project I did this weekend, I needed some new art to liven up my walls in my little beach shack.
Here is how I created it:
Get a pallet.
You can get them from Bunnings, loading docks or the tip. I work at a printers and we get paper delivered on pallets frequently so I was quite lucky there.
Measure you pallet.
My pallet measured 90cm wide x 70cm high.
Create your stencil design.
I used Adobe Illustrator to create my design to the correct measurements, if you don't have access to any design software you can always draw your design by hand.
Print your design.
I didn't have access to a large format printer, so I printed my design on several A4 sheets and stuck them together.
Cut out your stencil.
This is the fun part (NOT). I used a small pair of scissors to cut my stencil out - you could use a cutting mat and a stanley knife also.
Prime your pallet.
I used generic white paint primer from Bunnings, I put small amounts on the brush at a time and didn't go all the way to the edges as I wanted to keep the weathered look.
Paint the background.
I used acrylic paint that I got from my local art shop and did a blue/teal gradient. The trick is to be quite rough with your brush.
Place your stencil onto your pallet.
Paint over your stencil. I used the primer paint again. I did a few coats.
Remove the stencil and let your pallet dry.
Sand back your painting to give it a weathered look.
Hanging your pallet.
My pallet was very heavy so I nailed two white wood pailings I bought from Bunnings to the back, this then slots behind the lounge and the lounge holds the pallet up.
Happy DIY pallet painting!!