My day off was spent happily working on a project for my home. Many years ago I covered old red brick with stucco, and the bland wall has been a boring eye sore ever since! It was crying out for interest, and I knew I wanted this look, so we began hoarding found pallets for a few months ago.
This is technically "part 1" because of course it isn't actually finished.... I got tired!!
Kidding, well sort of....actually I ran out of wood that was usable, so waiting to have time to cut more pallets in order to finish the sides, then paint the adjoining built ins and tile the hearth with the slate tiles we chose.
After cutting apart the pallets, my first tip is to sand them with a hand sander and get rid of dirt and straggly pieces. Next, you will want to sort them by size. This makes it easier to select pieces for each row. Random color is a must, but you only want to change sizes when you begin a new row.
I used a construction adhesive to attach firring strips to the stucco.... and yes, no project is complete without duct tape, so it held my wood in place until the adhesive set up.
The next morning.....
... I started at it! Loved the look immediately! I didn't use a nail gun and did this all by hand, so lets just say my elbow is having an affair with Ben Gay today.
Here is another look at the before and after. Once I finish the last rows, sides and hearth I will be sure to post the completed look.
Who Am I?
I've tried it all..hair stylist/faux painter/stay at home mom/jewelry artist/late in life college student. Through all of those former "careers" I have had one constant passion.. a love of junk, flea markets and creating! It took me 30 years to find the courage do this full time and I have finally settled on what I'm going to be when I grow up!