Thrifty Thursday: Large DIY Pallet Frames

I am STILL plugging away at my boys' two bedrooms!  I am so close!!  This week I made 2 large pallet frames, one for each of them.
I'll show you the one for the Star Wars room first:

I found this awesome canvas print on Amazon for only $12!  It is huge, and I thought a thick pallet frame would look really good with it.
So for this one, I measured my pallet wood, cut it at the 45 angle on my chop saw, and then used these 
L brackets from Home Depot:
 I painted the frame black, then stapled the canvas to the back of the pallet frame:
 I love how this looks, and how big it is...and for only about $15!!

Ok,  here is the next one I did, for my other son's room.  His room is "music" but I've tried mixing that with an industrial vibe.
I found these tin letters at Hobby Lobby, and thought they would go really well in his room.
For this pallet frame I didn't want mitered corners, so I left them straight, and then stained the wood darker.

 Next I attached chicken wire to the back of the frame.  I should have used staples again, but I used nails...not sure why! lol

Then I hung his tin letters onto the chicken wire, spelling out his name.  
This frame is really big too!
 Once it was all hung, I decided to added screws to the frame, where the pieces come together, just to give it some character
 Because I bought the letters on sale, this project cost me only $15 also!  
So for a total of $30, I was able to make 2 large art pieces for my boys' rooms!  
I love that... and my boys were thrilled when they came home to find them hanging in their rooms!!


  1. Luv them. Rustic but refined .. each different. The rooms are great!!
    I do most of my work ( come see on my blog) on reclaimed wood ( construction debris) and my frames are made from reclaimed wood as well. Some sanded smooth... some left rough. Luv reusing.
    Hugs, Gee


  2. those turned out great- great way to personalize it and save money!

  3. Therena, You are very talented! I love both of the pallet frames, they are both brilliant ideas. I want to pin them, if you don't want me to, I will not. I try to get permission before I do, I don't wish to offend anyone.
    The lockers look great next to the bunk bed, too. You are good girl!

    1. Thanks so much Cindy! And of course, pin away!! :)

  4. LOVE your pallet frames! Great colors as well I just might have to copy you,lol thanks so much.

    1. Haha, thanks Deidre! Yes, please copy me! lol it is always so flattering for someone to want to copy me :)

  5. Wow - very cool, very cool! They did turn out great, perfect for that space!

  6. Your boys are so lucky to have such a talented mom. This is amazing. I am sure you boys are enjoying it!
    We would love to have you share with us at our weekly Super Saturday Link Party. http://www.madefrompinterest.net/2013/10/super-saturday-link-party-13/ Your recipes and ideas would be a hit with our crowd. It would be our honor to have you join us!

    1. Thank you so much Sherri, so sweet! I'll definitely link up! :)


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