I submitted this project to One Month To Win It, but I thought I’d share more details about how I made it for you lovely readers.

If you don’t have access to pallet wood, you can use new 1×4 boards, distressed with any number of techniques also recommended for anger therapy: banging them with a chain, hitting them with hammers or a bag of nails, or denting them with screwdrivers.

I used 4 boards, 2 of which I cut in half. Each side has 1 1/2 planks, and the top and bottom use the other 2 halves. It ended up working out perfectly to create a floor length leaning style piece (this would make a totally awesome mirror!). I used flat brackets called menders to connect the boards together (just FYI, I found these at Lowes- my Home Depot didn’t have these). I put wood glue in between each joint as well.

I sanded lightly to remove splinters but left the wood as is otherwise. Twelve screw-in eye hooks create the twine grid. I just calculated the spacing by measuring the inside opening. Some vintage-y images from Graphics Fairy are held in place by clothespins.

I’m leaning it on the stair landing for now, but it may move around the house-possibly to our bedroom. I’m in L-O-V-E with it :)

Oh and the best part for a cheapskate like me: the total cost was about $7 since I had everything on hand except the brackets and the eye hooks!

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10 Responses

  1. Delle

    That is super cute! And what fun it will be to change for the different seasons and holidays!!!

  2. Sue

    I’ve picked up a pallet the other day waiting for a project like this to come along. Thanks for sharing. Saw you on Tatertots and Jello.

  3. Brooke

    Love your blog!! Its so cute!!! I am your newest follower!!! i would love to feature you on my blog. so let me know!! :) So if you would like to go and check out my blog and follow me too! That would make my day!!! :) I am so excited to start blogging and share my ideas on food, crafts, and mineral make-up. I will also be doing giveaways on stuff, like mineral make-up. So look out for it!

    • Lovely Crafty Home

      Brooke- Thanks for stopping by, I’d love to work with you!

  4. Rachel Sue

    This is such a great idea! I would love to feature this on Reduce, Reuse, Upcycle. Feel free to stop by and grab a featured button. Thanks!

  5. Russ Hunt

    My daughter loves rustic stuff. I am building her a pallet headboard and ran across this project. She will go nuts over this, so I am going to build this for her and say, “Merry Christmas!” Thanks for sharing such a great idea.


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