Friday, March 2, 2012

Rustic Heart

I wanted something rustic looking to lean on the shelf in my entryway and this is what I put together out of, your guessed it...pallet wood.

It was a quick and easy project...I cut these pieces from pallet wood and bought four (4) hinges:

I stained the wood with a dark walnut stain and spray painted the hinges with oil-rubbed bronze spray paint.   (make sure to spray paint the screws as well!)  I then gave the heart a coat of creamy white paint.  When it dried, I sanded some of the paint off to reveal the wood underneath using 100-grit sandpaper.  I then drilled a 1/2" hole at the top of the heart...large enough to thread a piece of jute through the hole.

After gluing the frame together, I attached the hinges at each corner.  At this point, I wasn't sure how I was going to suspend the heart...but I decided to attach a piece of chicken wire to the back of the frame.  Now I can attach the heart to the wire with a piece of jute. 

Very easy and very simple...and, if I get tired of the heart, I can easily remove the wire and insert a picture!

Thank you for stopping by.  I hope you have a great weekend!



  1. This is such a gorgeous idea, love it! You did such a good job, looks amazing.

  2. This looks amazing! I would so BUY this from a store! I love it!
    Sherry's Bees Nest

  3. OMG - You are awesome! I agree with Sherry, I would buy this too.

  4. This is such an awesome idea and so simple. That's exactly the kind of ideas I appreciate.

    Lesli @

  5. I just scored a pallet last night. Definitely trying this.

  6. Another "AWESOME" project Lesa! I sooo Love it! I Love how simple your projects are, but they make a big statement. Do you sell your creations that you make? I'm with the others, I would buy this too!
    What kind of saw did you use to cut this out?
    Enjoy your weekend! It's been snowing here in Wisconsin for 2 days!

  7. You came up with an awesome craft.
    I love it!
    Well done!

  8. Where did you find the small hinges? I'm having lots of trouble finding hinges suitable for doing this craft myself without spending an arm and a leg for them. Thanks!!!!

  9. Hi Megan,
    I bought the hinges at my local hardware store and they came in a package of two, including the screws. It was some time ago that I bought them, but I'm sure I spent only a couple of dollars per pack. They were cheap because I painted them for the project. Sorry I can't be of more help. Lesa