Sunday, November 16, 2014

DIY Pallet Stocking Rack

"The stockings were hung by the chimney with care in hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there."

Unfortunately, we have no chimney or mantel in our current home.  
This year I decided to attempt my very first pallet project- a rustic rack to display our new burlap stockings from 

My dear hubby brought home this pallet per my request.  
He graciously agreed to lend a helping hand in the creation of this Christmas stocking rack.

We began by cutting the pallet to our desired width and removing the boards from the back side of the pallet.  
All loose nails were either removed or pounded in to create a smooth surface.

We set to work sanding the rather rough wood to smooth it out and remove any splintery edges. 
(Ouch!  I got a huge splinter in the process.)  
While this can be done by hand, we chose to use an electric sander which sped up the process substantually.

Three knobs were then attached to the pallet.

We used Minwax PolyShades stain and polyurethane spray in Antique Walnut Satin to stain the pallet to a more suitable color.  This was my first time using a spray stain, and I was pleasantly surprised at how easy this was to apply.

We were quite pleased with the finished product!  
I can hardly wait to see how this is going to look next to our Christmas tree (coming soon)!

Happy Christmas to all, and to all a goodnight!"

1 comment

  1. This is such a great and simple idea. I have a few wood pallets laying around (don't we all?) and this is a fun idea for my Christmas decor.

    Emily- Our house now a home


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