Step 1: Materials
-hammer and crowbar
-paint (i used a variety of brown, red, blue, green, black and white to mix into a dark brown and a sea-green to give it a rustic look)
- bottle opener (i got mine at a hardware store)
Step 2: Dismember the Pallet
after the wood comes off the frame, hammer the sharp side of the nails down and pull from the top to get all the nails out of the wood.
Step 3: Measure and Cut
Step 4: Make the Cap Catcher
I wasn't overly concerned about the shapes and matchup between the pallet pieces because I wanted it to have a beat-up and rustic look and the pallet wasn't in great shape to start. I mainly just insured the pieces could go together without much of a gap or without cracking the wood.
Step 5: Paint the Wood
after the brown dried for the most part, I mixed blue and yellow and brown and white to make a sea green color. I added a substantial amount of water to the mix before applying to the wood. using the same technique (little paint on the brush and broad strokes) I added the greenish layer. after that dried, I lightly added one more light coat of a more bright sea green with less water mixed in. I let this dry before continuing with the lettering
Step 6: Add Your Detail/ Bottle Opener
to create your words, if you have a stencil, that may help, but I did mine free hand. I attempted to mod podge the words previously by transferring a photo, but because the pallet is so rough, it didn't take and I just ended up with a mess on my board I had to touch up with more paint :/
let this dry then hang and crack a cold one!