"Life Is Better On the Deck"

Painted pallet sign
 Normally, at this time of year, I wouldn't be saying, 
"Life is Better on the Deck"!
  But we had one of the nicest November weekends that I can remember.
   Several months ago, Danny decided to try making signs out of pallet wood....that was until he discovered how difficult pallets are to take apart. You can read about that here- Pallet Walkway Cheat. He did, however, manage to get a few boards put together...all that was left to do was add words. 

pallet board sign

  I decided to give it it try myself...after all, how hard could it be to write some words on a board? Turns out...pretty hard, when you don't have stencils. 
I didn't let that stop me. I wrote out the words in bubble letters on paper, cut them out, then traced around them...sort of. Have you ever written on rough wood with a pencil? I think I know why Danny gave up on this project.

Cutting paper letters out for sign

  I'm not sure you can see it, but there ARE words printed on there...

words penciled on pallet wood

Here's a close up...
funny, I never noticed until AFTER I painted the words 
that there's no space between the 'e' and the 'i'...
Guess I should have checked the photo first.
That would have saved me a lot of work.
However, it did make me appreciate latex paint!

words pencilled on pallet boards

Still not great...maybe I should have let Danny do it.

Pallet sign

Oh well...the quality of the sign isn't the best, but the quality of our life is....
especially when we can sit on our deck in November,
and watch our evening visitors.

Three deer, viewed from the deck
Photo by Brian Bolack, using Canon EOS Rebel T4i

Pallet sign with sunset behind

Yup, Life is Better on the Deck!

Pallet sign


  1. Love the sign, may you enjoy many more November days on the deck. It's gorgeous here too.

  2. Thanks, Linda! I saw that...looks gorgeous!


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