Chevron Pallet Art

Can I let you in on a little secret?  The reason Jeff gets so many projects done in such a short time is because
  1. he is not a perfectionist 2. he's a genius in creating short cuts.
Case and point: Chevron Pallet Art

First, let me show you what I ended up doing with it. I got some great ideas from a couple friends on how to spruce it up, including adding a neon stripe or cutting out our silhouettes using the scroll saw and hanging them up on the pallet.  I thought those were awesome ideas, but since my secret is that I am inpatient (and i didn't have any neon paint nor did I want to wait to make silhouettes), I ended up with this.

I used three yellow frames I had around the house that weren't really doing much for me in their present state, added a little jute string, and initial tags made from my cricut, and there you have it.

But back to Jeff's secret (not so secret any more).  This project is a perfect example because 
1. The chevrons are not straight
2. he came up with the most genius way of taping off the chevron pattern

This is how jeff taped off the chevron print.  Look at the top portion of the boards.  See how he just taped off diagonal lines creating a basket weave-like pattern?

Then using an exacto knife, he cut away the lines that he didn't need, revealing the chevron print.

I though this was so smart of him because every time I thought about painting something chevron I didn't end up doing it because I knew it would take me forever to tape it off. 

To complete the project, Jeff used an old can of white spray paint and gave the whole thing a light coat making sure that you could see the wood grain through the paint.

And in case you are wondering, this picture shows you how Jeff put the pallets together.  


  1. I love the pallet art look! This is great, and those yellow frames are perfect with it! I would love for you to share this too! A new party starts tomorrow, so don't worry if you miss it today!

  2. This is so adorable! What a great cheap idea!


  3. SO rustic and so awesome... I love the whole look of it all... Clever way to make those chevrons too..
    Thanks so much for sharing this with us at the ALL STARS BLOCK PARTY!! You rock!

    Thanks again,

  4. Awesome project, love the wood, chevron and paint, perfect!

    Tanya :)

  5. So fun!! I love this.

    I've pinned it!!

  6. is there anyway you could provide a more detailed description on how he put the pallet together? I couldn't take it apart... so there's huge gaps in it. WHat tools did he use? thanks!