I’m changing gears from my daughters’ super girly and dramatic bedroom reveal to some more boyish and rustic decor with a super easy pallet project. This is actually my first ever pallet project, I guess I’m jumping on the pallet train about 5 years too late. My home decor style is a little more mid-century and a little less rustic but when we decided to go with a vintage camping theme for our soon to be baby boy’s nursery, a pallet project was inevitable! You can check out the DIY wood slice mobile I whipped up as one of the rustic elements to his room and the full room reveal will be coming very soon!
Pallet Project: Rustic Picture Display
I was given this vintage paint by number painting that my grandfather made over 50 years ago and it couldn’t be more perfect for our vintage camping nursery. The colors are just perfection! However, it is an odd size that doesn’t fit any traditional frames. I didn’t want to cut it or damage the canvas in any way, so we had to get creative on how to come up with a way to hang it.
So, Reid and I came up with the idea of making a rustic pallet wood piece to hang the painting from without having to damage it. I love how it turned out and looks hanging above the changing table. Reid snagged an old pallet from a local paint store. It’s not difficult to find pallets, especially if you don’t need one in good condition. Paint and landscaping stores usually have a bunch that they are happy to give away just for your pallet project!
Based on the size of the painting, we figured out that we needed 7 slats of wood from the pallet cut down to about 24 inches. Reid secured them with 2 boards in the back using screws
We nailed in 2 picture hangers to the back board.
Next, I hot glued on 2 clothespins to hang the canvas from.
After using some heavy duty wall anchors and picture hooks to make sure it was really secure, we hung it!
It’s just perfect and the best part is that we can always switch out the painting for something else in the future!
It hangs above the changing table which was a dresser that I painted gray and switched out the knobs to give it a fresh boy-ish look!
I love being able to preserve something old by giving it a new life for a new space! This painting seriously makes me so happy and I hope our little guy will love it just as much.
Be sure to check out the wood slice mobile we put together for our vintage camping themed nursery!
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