Friday, March 13, 2015
Wood and Wire Pallet Frame
I've had my eye out for a neat old window frame for years, and it is just something I haven't found at least not for the right price. Anyway, fast forward to last weekend - I was wanting to add some Spring to our mantel and again was thinking about an old window. My first thought was that I could run out and do some thrifting to see if I could find anything and then I told myself no. Surely I could come up with something from what we already had on hand.
Heading out in the backyard, I was successful in finding some old pallet wood left from this sign. I used my hand saw and cut my four pieces - the skinnier sides are one piece cut in half lengthwise. Then it was super simple to nail the corners together though I don't think I got it quite as square as I'd originally thought. Oh well - adds to its character, right?
Next, I used a heavy duty stapler to add the wire onto the back. I had wire left from this basket project - so cut my piece and stapled it on - super quick and easy.
With a very dry brush, I dabbed a little bit of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint left from painting my cabinets over the wood. I did lightly sand after only about five mintues drying time - it was so little paint that it was fine. I brushed some paint over parts of the wire too just for aging.
The longest part was the sawing because I was just using my arm to power it! The rest was pretty simple. Next time, I will show it to you on my mantel!