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3.26.2014

Pallet Backdrop DIY

My husband and I have been knee deep in wood projects. We have literally not bought a piece of furniture since we moved - we are making it all! Our latest project was our king size bed. It is gorgeous and we had a vision to create a pallet wall on the headboard for a cool effect.
We rounded up some pallets but we had the hardest time taking them apart! We managed to get a few wooden slats off before deciding it wasn't worth our energy. The bed looks beautiful without them but I'm still glad I found a use for the few pallets we tore off.
As a craft blogger I am always looking for different backdrops to photograph on. You can only do so much with concrete! First, I lined up the pallet boards in a pattern that I liked.
I then cut two 1x2s the length of the pallet edges. I glued them and nailed them on the furthest edges of each side to keep the backdrop together.
If you want you can stain one or both of the sides. I wanted two uses out of this backdrop so I used a stain on the back and left the front natural.
After everything dried, it was done! This is an easy project anyone can do who is interested in photography. You can see the backdrop in action on my jewelry post from the beginning of the month. I finished it while my husband was at work so you know it's got to be easy!

2 comments:

  1. Yes, taking pallets apart is very difficult. I like the backdrop idea. I have a couple that didn't get used when I made my daughter her pallet toddler bed.

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  2. I found this on Pinterest the other day and immediately pinned it. I thought this might be helpful to you after reading this post. Hope it helps!

    http://www.thinkingcloset.com/2014/02/24/so-you-want-to-build-a-pallet-headboard/

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