If you want to give your home a unique look but do not have a ton of money to invest in the updates, consider using pallets to make a beautiful accent wall in any room in your home. You can often get pallets free from home-improvement stores and then use them to create your unique wall. The guide below walks you through the process of creating a one-of-a-kind wall quickly and easily.
Take Apart the Pallets
The first thing you need to do is take apart the pallets. Pallets are typically held together by nails, so you can often use a hammer to remove the nails. Be careful to be sure that you do not cut yourself on the nails as you try to remove them.
Sand the Wood
Once the pallet has been pulled apart, you need to sand the wood down to ensure that it has a smooth finish. It is best to use a hand sander to make the job go more easily. If you do not have access to a hand sander, using a sanding block will work just as well.
Stain the Wood
Next, you need to choose a stain that you like for the wood. It is best to apply the stain to the wood with a paint brush and then wipe some of it away with a rag. This will create a rustic look and show off the character in the wood.
Cut the Wood
You want the wood to be different lengths to create a unique look on the wall. Cut some pieces longer than others so that they can be pieced together to cover the entire wall without too much difficulty.
Mount the Wood
The first thing you need to do is use a stud finder to find out where the studs are located in the walls. You want to be sure to mark the studs so that you can do your best to drill the screws into the studs to ensure that the screws are as secure as they can possibly be. Pre-drill holes into each piece of wood and then use drywall screws that are two inches in length to attach the wood to the wall. Be sure to use two screws per piece of wood to hold them in place securely.
Once you have mounted to wood, you should have a finished accent wall. This will give the space a lot of character without costing you a lot of money. For building materials, look to companies such as Hatboro Lumber & Fuel Co.