Pallet & Barn Wood Walls are Up!!

Can you believe I covered every single wall of the shop for FREE!!! I didn’t spend one penny on any of my walls!! Now. If time were money, I spent thousands!! But in cold hard cash, not a dime! Here’s how I did it….

I started by scoping out the five places I find free wood. And hit the jackpot at a local power equipment store. Remember this stash..

Free Pallet Wood #RustedRoots

The hubs and I made several trips with as many pallets as we could squeeze in the truck. We spent the next few days deconstructing them and de-nailing them. That’s the hard part!! Whew! But once we had it all stacked neat and pretty, we took it to the shop and had at it! Starting at the top, we selected pieces of pallet wood that were the same width and worked our way across the wall. Nothing beats all the different shades of wood. Such a beautiful natural patina!!

How to Build a Pallet Wood Wall #RustedRoots

We didn’t try to make it perfect. The oddities make it all the more beautiful. And you see the thermostat? We just cut a square around it. Who’s got time to cut a perfect circle. Not us!! It works. And once we get all of our rusty junk in the shop, you won’t even notice it! Perfectly imperfect!!

Pallet Wood Wall #RustedRoots

Even at a distance, the colors are fantastic!! But, whew, those white walls!!

Building a Wood Pallet Wall #RustedRoots

Y’all remember me telling you about the tin walls we built? Doesn’t it look perfect beside that old pallet wood?

Pallet Wood and Tin Wall #RustedRoots

I can’t get over how it’s all coming together!! And while that pallet wood is gorgeous, it is sooooo tedious tearing all those pallets apart. So, I was over the moon when we landed a ton of free barn wood! And get this… it was already de-nailed! Wooohoo!!!

Free Barn Wood #RustedRoots

We used this wood on some of the other walls…. and the half tin wall as well!! I love the little ledge that Dad and I built out of some of that barn wood. It will be great for leaning signs and other goodies!

How to Build a Barn Wood Wall #RustedRoots


All in all…. I am so excited about how the shop is coming together! I aint gonna lie… I am starting to panic a bit about getting everything done in time. But I’ve called in some special peeps to help on a few things, and we are full speed ahead to November 1st!! We will see you then!!!

Until next time, let us remember..

Beauty Stems from Rusted Roots

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  1. I love it! It looks perfect – can’t wait to come and see you!

  2. looks great

  3. Can’t wait to see it all on Saturday!

  4. It looks great, Candace!!! What a fun adventure you guys are on. 🙂

    • It is a blast indeed!!! But I aint gonna lie… it’s getting down to the wire and I’m starting to stress a little!! Eeeeek! My to do list is growing by the day!! Only eight days til we open! Oh my heavens!!!

  5. Linda Cortez says:

    Wishing for nothing but success for you, sweetie.

  6. Donna Vanover says:

    So excited. Hoping we can make the trip Nov. 1st.

  7. Wow! Things are coming together beautifully…and I can’t imagine more fitting walls for your Rusted Roots shop! Hooray for those special peeps in your life helping you reach your deadline. Wish I could be there in person to lend a helping hand or at least go out on coffee runs…but I’m sending up a prayer for y’all right now! Enjoy the process!

    • Thank you, sweet Lauren! It’s been a journey for sure! But it is all finally coming together. Kinda like your e-book cover!! Once you see it in real life, it seems so much more real!! Did that even make sense?? Ha ha!! You know what I mean!! It’s the 4 hours of sleep talking!! 😉 Thanks for supporting me from afar!! You’re the best!! 🙂

  8. So glad to see thinking rocking right along. And so glad you have such awesome help! I know they are all excited for you! I can’t wait to come and see it!! 🙂 Peace, love, rusty junk and huge hugs to you my sweet friend! ♥


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