When I saw some amazing pins on Pinterest about pallet board-usage, I couldn’t help but be inspired to try my hand at making my own pallet board coat hanger.
The day I told my husband I wanted to try this, we actually found a pallet by the side of the road: obviously a sign we should go forward ; ) We bought some wood sealer and white paint, and got to work.
Now, it’s a little complicated, so try to keep up : )
1. Paint the pallet with the sealer and let dry completely.
2. Paint the pallet with the paint and let dry completely.
3. Hang s-shaped hooks randomly all over the pallet.
4. Hang on the wall.
Seriously – it was that easy. We found the sealer and paint at the home improvement store nearby, and the s-shaped hooks at Walmart in the section with laundry supplies and clothing hangers. The sealer was important because the wood was porous and would have sucked in the paint without it (at least, that’s what the guy at the store said). It was white sealer, so we thought about just leaving it the way it was, but the paint added some shine.
I love how it came out. It’s one of the things we get a lot of compliments on, and people are surprised when they find out that we made it!
The really cool thing about it was that, although my hubby was a little hesitant about it at first, he was supportive, and we ended up having fun together working on our little DIY project together : ) Of course, we were making it the night before we moved, but it turned out awesome and was one of the first things we put up in our new home.
P.S. There are lots of awesome ideas for pallet boards online; check them out!