Keeping it Simple: Aged Pallet String Art

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Aged Pallet String Art

Have you ever wondered how to age wood?  Well my sweet friend Staci taught me how and I finally decided to try it out.  It’s really cool and I was so surprised but how well it worked.  How do you do it?  Vinegar.
aged pallet art 
I decided to make a pallet sign but instead of just painting it, I wanted to age it.  Then I thought it would be fun it make a G for it using nails and bakers twine. 
This is how I made it:
I took several pieces of wood and cut them all to the same size.
aged wood  (1)
With some gorilla glue I glued some thin pieces of wood onto the back. 
aged wood  (2)
I put some paint cans on top so it was dry and stick to the wood. 
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Here it is all ready to be aged. 
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I put a steel wool sponge into the vinegar and let it set for over 3 hours. 
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Then I just put the vinegar onto the wood.  I did 3 coats. 
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I let it dry and it turned out like this, awesome huh?
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I then hammered some nails into the wood in the shape of a G. 
aged pallet art (1)
I took some yellow bakers twine and wrapped it around the nails. 
aged pallet art (2)
Using some green bakers twine, I wrapped around the edge of the G. 
aged pallet art (3)
And that’s it!  I put it up on my wall and I love it!
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It’s so fun!
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I would love it if you followed along.

3 comments:

Lisa Williams said...

That is really cool and look fairly simple to do! Thanks for sharing!

Gallegos Newsletter said...

I think this is an awesome idea! Did you just use straight vinegar? I can not wait to try this! Thanks for sharing....

Reduce, Reuse, Renewed said...

The vinegar stain turned out great on your pallet.