Pallet Wood Prayer Sign

A pallet wood prayer... a special order.

Pallet Wood Prayer Sign www.homeroad.net


I'm usually pretty secure in what I make. 

I love what I do and if you like what I make and want to buy it than great!

But when someone wants a special order like this one, I start to second guess myself.

Will they really like it when I'm done?  Is this what they were thinking? 

Pallet Wood Prayer Sign www.homeroad.net

This order was for a pallet sign using a prayer. 

I began by building the pallet board and staining the wood.

The customer liked the look of Graphite by Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®

Pallet Wood Prayer Sign www.homeroad.net

Next came the font.  I didn't have the exact same font as the customer's example but I found one that was similar.

I cut it out on my Silhouette cutter then attached it to the board to use as a stencil.

Pallet Wood Prayer Sign www.homeroad.net

Using white paint and a foam roller I rolled the paint over the stencil then removed the vinyl while the paint was still wet.

Pallet Wood Prayer Sign www.homeroad.net

I gave the sign a light sanding over the letters and around the corners so some of the stained wood would show through and it would have a "chalky" appearance which is what the customer requested. 

The customer liked the distressed look and I think it was the right choice for this sign.

Pallet Wood Prayer Sign www.homeroad.net

I love the way it came out and I REALLY hope she does too. 

Update: My customer picked it up and loved it... 
she says she has a 
few more special orders for me!

 

                                                    

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife of 28 years, the mother of 4 daughters, and the grandmother of 4 grandsons. I am a DIY Blogger and a part time PreK teacher.

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  1. Love this! It's a beautiful sign with just the right amount of distressing. What is the font called that you used?

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    1. Hi Kelly. The script font is called "Sofia" and the print font is called " Apple Myungio" :)

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  2. The sign turned out beautiful, Susan! I know what you mean about special orders - I always feel nervous about making them.

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  3. Great job, Susan. It's so surprise that your client loved it. I'm never too thrilled about customer orders, I'm always second guessing myself.

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    1. Yes I guess I'm a little insecure with custom orders but so far everyone has been happy :)

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  4. That sign is something I'd love to have hanging all the time. How wonderful to see that prayer every day, Great work, can only imagine how much your client loved this sign. What will she be ordering next? Stay tuned to your blog to see. Happy weekend

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    1. Thank you Srprcrftr! Thank you for all your very nice comments on my work. I look forward to hearing your comments and they often make me smile :) Thanks for your support!

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  5. This is great! I love the color and the font you used. I am glad your client loved it! Pinned!

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    1. Thanks Michelle! Gladly she did and I'm really learning to use my Silhouette machine :)

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  6. Such a great sign! Love the color you chose too!

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    1. Thank you Lindsay! .... it almost looks like chalkboard

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  7. This is so cute!! I love signs with meaningful quotes.

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    1. Me too Jessica.... thanks for visiting and your kind comment :)

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  8. You KNOW how much I love your creativity. Thanks so much for inspiring me, once again. Have a wonderful week.

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    1. Thanks so much Meegan... and you KNOW how much I love yours!! :)

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  9. Beautiful sign Susan! I love this prayer/blessing!

    gail

    ps pinning!

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    1. Thank you so much Gail and thank you for pinning :)

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