Sometimes finding a piece of artwork or a display shelf to fit a narrow space can be a challenge, but a couple of long pallet boards gave me an idea for a vertical display with three small shelves.
After nailing two strips across the back and gluing the two boards together, I sanded them with #100-grit sandpaper to reveal more of the grain and to smooth any rough edges.
Since our wall is a light blue, I selected Minwax® Water Based Stain in “Charcoal Gray”, which is slightly darker, for my shelving unit.
After it dried, I distressed my pallet wood slightly by sanding off some of the stain, which let even more of the grain show. Afterwards, I glued and nailed each of the three shelves onto the back boards.
I then sprayed two coats of Minwax® Polycrylic™ Protective Finish to give the stain a semi-gloss sheen.
Here is how it looks hanging in our hallway between two doors.
I really like this combination of light and dark colors in the wood, as well as the ‘stepped’ positioning of the two back boards. If you scroll back up, you will see I did the same at the bottom of the shelf.
Until next time,
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