We have lived in our home for going on 5 years this summer. Well, to be fair, Will has lived here his whole life with the exception of college and the first few months of our marriage.
When we first moved in, I was pregnant with Megan and never really got into decorating.
We threw up a few things on the walls that we already owned and called it good.
Over the last 2 years, I have slowly been trying to make our home feel more “us”.
One thing that keeps getting in my way however…..
Money and time. Hard to decorate and paint when you have kiddos to chase after.
I get small tasks done at nap times here and there, but never really finish a room.
Truth be told, the boys nursery isn’t complete. I called it good in there though because at 18 months, we will be converting to toddler beds before I know it.
One room I have been dying to revamp is our family room, and I am slowly getting there.
I wanted to bring in more color and pictures of my kiddos, and I found the perfect inspiration on Pinterest to do just that. And ironically enough, the project that inspired me was from my awesome friend Sarah from Pretty Providence.
It was quick, cheap and I am really pleased with how it came together. One main thing I liked about the project was that with typical pallet art, the art itself is very heavy and I would have had to use dry wall anchors or attach it to a stud and put large holes in our wall. I try to shy away from that so this faux pallet was just the answer I was looking for.
I followed Sarah’s tutorial. I let the lovely guys at Home Depot do the cutting for me, and then I had the husband do the drilling. It did take me awhile to get the stain the way I liked it, but it was just an extra coat or two. I purchased my letters from Jane.com and painted them yellow. I originally wanted to attach them with command strips so I could remove them if I wanted to, but I didn’t like the raised look it gave me so I whipped out the trusty hot glue gun and it worked out perfectly.
I have already found some fun frames from Hobby Lobby that I plan to surround the pallet with and put pictures of my precious kiddos in. It has been amazing how much of a transformation it has made already, and I can’t wait to see the finished product come together.
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