Good morning, everyone! I’m back today with a fun tutorial for one of the items I made for my sisters new college bedroom. Her necklace hanger is actually a smaller version of the coat/purse/catch-all hanger I made earlier this year for our entry way at home.
I was inspired by all of the different pallet projects I was seeing all across Pinterest and other blogs. I love the worn, rustic look you can get by using pallet wood. So, I brought one home and um…..no one really tells you this…but you basically have to be Superman to get those puppies apart. I also started reading a few things here and there about how some pallets are treated with chemicals that you may not want in your home. That topic is still up for debate a little bit in some circles, but I decided I’d rather not risk bringing more chemicals into my home and I’d leave the pallet for an outdoor project. And I’m not Superman, so I gave up trying to pull it apart.
It all worked out fine, because it’s actually really quick and easy to get that worn, rustic pallet look on brand new wood. All you need to purchase to complete this project are a good board, stain, and drawer pulls.
For this particular project, we found a 2 foot board at Home Depot for about $2. I already had the stain on hand (Minwax Dark Walnut). With the drawer pulls from Hobby Lobby, this project came in at about $10. Not bad!
To start, sand over the edges of the board to make it look worn. If you look at an older piece of wood, you’ll notice that the edges are more rounded than you would find a brand spankin’ new piece of wood.
After you sand, beat it up! You can bang it with a hammer, use screws, scrape it….whatever you want to do to make it look like it’s seen a few things in its life. Just be careful!
Next, lay out the knobs and measure out where you would like them to go.
Mark your spots and you’re ready to drill those holes.
Give it a coat or two of stain and allow to dry. Once the stain is dry, you can start randomly dry brushing paint onto the board. I used white and a grey blue.
Lightly sand over the paint once it is dry.
Once stain and paint are dry, you are ready to screw in the drawer pulls. I used my Dremel rotary tool, as you can see in my crappy iPhone photo, to cut off the excess screw so the hanger is able to mount on the wall.
And that’s it! Another cheap and easy DIY project. It’s a great way to not only keep your jewelry organized and untangled, but a fun way to also display your pretty things.
I hope you are all having a great week so far!
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