Pineapple Wooden Welcome Art - Upcycled Pallet Art

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Two years ago, I rescued a pallet from the trash at my kids' daycare. My husband and I disassembled it, and I first used it in my fall mantel. I wanted to make it into an art piece, but wasn't inspired as far as what I wanted to make out of it, so it sat on my mantel, off and on...for two years. Then as part of my ongoing remake of my living room and kitchen, I got inspired. It seems that the pineapple is having its day as a decor item, and since traditionally in the south the pineapple is a sign of hospitality, I just knew that a pineapple welcome sign would be perfect for my new look...and I was pleasantly surprised at how easy it was to make!!

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I designed this sign through the Silhouette Studio. Even though I have a Silhouette Portrait and can only cut about a 9"x12" I went ahead and set up the size of the whole sign. This helps me visualize and let me show 2 color options to my husband.

I did make sure that each piece was small enough to be cut with my Portrait.

I assembled the pieces of pallet wood with nails to a couple of cross pieces on the back.

After I created the template, I cut each portion on scraps of interior vinyl with my Silhouette.  Then I did a dry run of how I wanted the sign to looks. After that, I used clear contact paper to transfer the vinyl to the wood. I made sure each piece was pressed down really well onto the uneven wood and then sealed it with matte mod podge. I actually decided at this point that I wanted to simplify the design and got rid of some of the smaller pieces of vinyl.

Then it was time to paint. I've been using a sample of Sweet Retreat by Clark & Kensington (it's a very light aqua) on accents throughout the room, so I continued the trend. I dry brushed the whole sign, being careful at the edges of all the vinyl. 

Once the paint was dry, I removed the vinyl, and then used some sandpaper to smooth down some of the rough edges (it is pallet wood) and make it look more antiqued. I love how it turned out, don't you?

I placed it in a gallery wall that I'm still working on!

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