7.07.2013

Kitchen Pallet Signs

I have been going through some pallet withdrawls, so this week I made a few more pallet signs!  I've been inspired lately to do some for my kitchen.

Have I mentioned how much I LOVE Seattle?  I haven't been in a few years, but my parents just went there last week (oh, the envy!) 

 For me the best part about Seattle is Pike's Market!

  This is one of my favorite places of all time!  I could wander around there forever, looking at the assortment of fruits and beautiful flowers!

 Here's my Mom and I from the last time I went!

Ok, enough about Seattle....on to my pallet signs!  

I thought it would be really fun to make a sign that said Taylor's Market. Ya know, like Pike's Market!
I used two slats of pallet wood, and used the same method found here.
I used permanant marker for the word "Market"
 and painted the "Taylors" with acrylic paint and a Q-tip

I put this one above my cabinets to replace my Bon Appetit sign.  
So it went from this:

To this:
The next kitchen sign I made was inspired by the lovely Art is Beauty's French chicken sign found here
When I saw her's I knew I needed one, so here is my chicken sign:

Using basically the same method as my Market sign, I found a good chicken silhouette online and printed it off.  This time I cut out my image, traced it, then painted it white
 (and ya, I used another Q-tip lol)

Before I put my chicken sign up I had to rearrange some furniture!
I moved the small hutch from my living room to my kitchen nook.
It went from this:

To this:

Then I moved the ladder in my nook, and this corner went 
From this:

 To this:
I am liking my little hutch in the kitchen SO much better!  I always thought it looked too much like a kitchen piece in my Living room anyways, so I'm happy I finally made the change.  

These pallet signs cost me close to nothing to make! Who doesn't like that?!
And notice my cute burlap flowers?!  Don't forget you can check out how to make them here

35 comments:

  1. wow, I really like your sign! I love Pike's Place Market too!! It is so fun to go look at everything, and the fish throwers! :) I love your kitchen btw!
    -Kayla

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    1. Oh, the fish throwers!!!! Yeah, mmm...hmm! Thanks so much ladies!

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  2. ooh, very nice! I love the chicken one, especially. I think I need more chicken art in my life :)

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    1. Thanks Gretchen! Haha, yeah you can never have too many chicks!

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  3. I love this technique. You did a great job on your signs!

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  4. So many fabulous signs. I love the chicken, it is wonderful. Thanks tons for joining Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  5. This chicken is so cute I Pinned it. I have never painted with a Q-tip, I would love to know why you chose the Q-tip rather than a brush. I am off to check out the rest of your blog. Thanks for sharing this super cute project.
    Traci

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    1. Thanks Traci! Haha, um....the first time I used one was because I didn't have anything else! Then it just stuck!!

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  6. I love your sign!! And being a girl who lived in Seattle for 5 years{too long}, I totally agree Pike's Place is the best!! But visits are nice now!! Thanks for the tip on the Q-tip... :)

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    1. Thanks Lori! Haha, I'm not sure if its really a tip!!!

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  7. oh I just love it~! Your chicken art turned out just perfect! It looks great!
    Hugs
    Karin
    www.artisbeauty.net

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  8. What adorable signs! I'll definitely have to make one of these for my kitchen now. :-)
    Amy
    www.justdoityall.com

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  9. I LOVE both of your signs! I have been on a total sign making binge lately too... for the living room, for the entry hall, for our bedroom. Glad I'm not the only one who likes to do more than one of something! I love the fun unique touch they add to your kitchen and they both look amazing:)

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    1. Ha, you sound like me then! Thanks so much Krista!

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  10. I love that you used a permanent marker and a q-tip!

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    1. Its a little strange I know, lol!!! I'm glad you like it!

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  11. Love both of the signs, especially the chicken one!!! SO CUTE!!!! What a cute piece of decoration for the kitchen!!!! Love it!

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    1. Oh, you're so sweet! Thanks so much Maria!

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  12. I love signs!! Those are great :) Thanks so much for sharing on Project Inspire{d}. :) Pinning!
    Nancy

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  13. I am partial to chickens so wondered if you'd mind telling us where you found the chicken silhouette? Pretty please. I want to make a chicken sign like yours only I'll be using light apple green color and white for the chicken. Love how yours looks with the light blue. Maybe will have to rethink the apple green.
    Loved all your signs also. I really enjoy making signs for some reason, that used to be one of our biggest sellers but I made them with stencils at that time. I have wood ready for a sign, been thinking on what I'd put on it. Have lots of pallet boards ready for signs also. Always enjoy your posts and your blog. Happy summer

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    1. Thank you so much! Honestly, I can't remember! All I did was do a search for "chicken silhouette" and "rooster silhouette" until I found one I liked! I hope that helps! Go with the green! I love green too, and almost did mine a light green!!!

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  14. Love the signs!! Great job they are so clever and cool!! Have a great day, Lori

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  15. So, so cute!! I also love your Ball jars and the wire basket next to the chicken :)

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    1. Thanks Erin! The jars were my Great-Grandpa's, I love them too!

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  16. I love love love the door hanging on the wall! What a fantastic idea!

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    1. Thanks Catherine! My door found a home on another wall! :)

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  17. Love your blog! Wonderful signs too!

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  18. Love the change, above your cabinets, with your new pallet sign...would love to follow...:( but, no buttons!

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