Wine Bar Pallet Wall

Ok, so since I had all my power tools out. . . Why not tackle another wood project???


The baseboards weren’t even completely up from our flooring project
and I decided to start my long awaited pallet wall!
I had desperately been itching to decorate this space above my wine fridge . . .
and there was no need to wait any longer!!


This is the space I was determined to tackle . . .


Completely boring in my eyes . . . and I wanted to tie the bar area into the kitchen area…


This project was fun, easy and extremely satisfying~ the pictures just don’t do it justice!

Hope you love it as much as I DO!

To start I bought a piece of plywood the size of my wall.
I only had to cut the top at an angle with a jigsaw  . . . EASY PEASY!
Hubs secured the plywood to the wall with screws right into the  2 x 4’s

DSCF2044Hubby brought home some pallets that had been sitting in the sun for a couple years.
They were completely weathered!  YAY! exactly what I was looking for!

My son and I took them apart with a Sawzall . . . super easy!!
But then we had the tedious task of popping out some of the old rusty nails . . . ugh
DSCF2205DSCF2200Here are all the planks from 8 pallets . . .


I pulled out all the different stain colors I had! Including one that I had never used . . .
White wash pickling stain! Ended up being my FAVORITE!


I stained all the planks different colors.. this was soooo easy to do and therapeutic.
I just threw on my music . . and started brushing away!
Didn’t have to be perfect! Just put the stain on!


I started laying out my first couple of rows just to get and idea of how I wanted to proceed on the wall.
All the planks were different sizes. . . So I had to line them up by size and varying colors..


The first couple rows were a challenge just because I had to cut them at an angle . . .
but once I got past that??? SMOOTH SAILING!


Half way done!! woot woot!


All DONE!! I just love the varying colors, depth, sizes!! Ooooooo!
Turned out better than I had ever dreamed!


Now time to decorate . . . I propped up my BAR sign & Arrow shelf (that I’ve had for a year . . . yikes!)
I loved the size of the letters . . . but I had my heart on the Metal Industrial look . . .


Time to paint the letters Black and get started!


 I then dry brushed on this silvery gun metal color metallic paint . . .


Letting the letters dry . . . ALMOST DONE!!!



Found this orange auto shop metal shelf at a garage sale . . .
added a metal industrial light, wine bottles, corks, and copper mugs to complete the look!


What do you think??? I love my BAR area!!! The Wine in its designated area . . .
and and of course the other bar beverages in their spot!

I love how it Perfectly ties into the kitchen and decor!

finished off the look with these modern industrial stools from Target!

What do you think???  I LOVE IT!!

RECAP . . .


To see what this Bar Area looks like now click here!

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  • Suzanne - I absolutely love this idea! Looks fantastic!ReplyCancel

  • Julie bro - OMG I absolutely LOVE this!!! I want it in my house!!! I wonder where I could do it….any ideas?ReplyCancel

  • Julie Bro - Looking at this again when I had time to read it & really see how this was done it’s so awesome! You are such an artist! It gave me a vision of staggering the wood just like u did but leaving each piece of the “wall wood puzzle” a bit longer & having certain planks be raised out of the wall …I can’t really explain, I’d have to draw it for u or something. Such an amazing idea & the work you do is honestly the best I’ve ever seen! Someday if I ever have the money to pay you what you’re worth(a lot) I’m gunna pay you to do whatever you want on my house & make it your empty canvas! I LOVE the wall! You’re awesome!ReplyCancel

    • Ruthie - Julie! You are soo sweet! I know exactly what you mean about the staggering planks and depths! We may do that behind the bar as well! Maybe you can come over and check out the process when we tackle that project?? Thanks again girly for the sweet comments!ReplyCancel

  • Jen - love this! What color stains did you use?ReplyCancel

    • Ruthie - I used a variety of different color stains! Sorry I can’t remember which exact ones, but they were all minwaxReplyCancel

  • Jen - This looks fantastic. I was noticing that your wine fridge doesn’t appear to vent out the front. Have you had any issues with a freestanding unit built in that way?ReplyCancel

    • Ruthie - no it has not been a problem. There’s plenty of space behind the fridge before the wall joins.ReplyCancel

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