How to Make a Pallet Sawhorse Sign

How to make a rustic pallet sign.

Here is how I turned an old set of chippy, paint dripped, 3 legged sawhorses I found into an awesome piece of rustic Valentine art.

I cut off the legs, cut them to the same length, and screwed them all together.

I printed out the words I wanted to use on the computer and using carbon paper I traced each word onto the wood.

I outlined each word with a paint pen then hand painted the letters with black paint.

And so even though I didn't get a very cool set of saw horses.

 I did end up with a beautiful new chippy, painty sign!

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  1. Love it!!!
    What a beautiful piece of artwork!

  2. Love this Susan! How creative!
    Happy Valentines's to you, too!

  3. Nicely done...Your letters are perfect...I have such a hard time staying in the lines!
    Have an Awesome Valentines Day!

  4. Susan you can't buy that wood, it's magical. Love your method - it's my all time go to (except I can never find the carbon paper so I just press hard with the pen) but the handpainting makes all the difference. Great work.

  5. I love it!! The sign looks great!!

  6. Fabulous project!! Love the look of it :)


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