Beautiful salvaged wood adds warmth and texture to home decor. Free for the taking and bursting with raw style, wood pallets have quickly become a favorite building material for do-it-yourself’ers. Wood pallets are unique and straddles both edge and traditional decorating styles because of its natural, rich patina from being exposed to the elements; truly a modern rustic look. No wonder they are trending in so many different interiors from farmhouse to boho chic. Not only are they SUPER cheap (usually free!), they are also SUPER easy to repurpose. DIY beginners rejoice! Accessible to anyone street-side, this super easy DIY project only requires Mandala Stencils from Royal Design Studio. Watch this video to see how easy it is to repurpose a wood pallet…
Step 1: Create a whitewash on your wood pallet by first loading a paint brush with white paint. Remove the excess paint on a paper towel. Paint over the pallet following the woodgrain. Allow the whitewashed pallet to dry.
Step 2: Paint and secure the large mandala wall art stencil with painter’s tape. Use measuring tape to make sure the stencil design is centered.
Step 3: Load and offload the roller with brown paint or your favorite color of wood friendly paint. Offloading means to remove the excess paint you’ve loaded onto the brush onto a paper towel so it disperses the paint and helps you use minimal paint. Now your stenciling won’t bleed under!
Step 4: Stencil the mandala design using light to medium pressure.
Step 5: Remove the stencil and rotate the design 180 degrees. Use the registration marks built right into the stencil to perfectly align the other half of the mandala stencil design.
Step 6: Repeat Steps 2 through 4. Allow the painted wood pallet to dry.
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