Pallet Party!

Over the weekend, some friends and I attended a “Pallet Party” by the wonderful Kai Kreations!  My friend Chris, over at Stayin’ Afloat Blog, found Kai Kreations and I’m SO glad she did.

I contacted Erika and we booked a date.  The class held up to 10 people.  Each individual emailed back and forth with Erika about their design.  Listen peeps, you can design WHATEVER you want.  How cool is that?  Talk about personalization.  AND,  she’s great to work with!

Saturday morning, we all gathered at her home in Ortonville, MI.  We brought some snacks and drinks.  Our boards were all ready with our names in their beautiful craft room.

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[Us with our aprons (up-cycled men’s shirts – seriously?  She’s so creative!]

Step 1 – Paint/Stain

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I chose to stain my board.  Off to garage with about 1/2 of the gals I went!  I started with a medium stain then accented with the lightest one.

While our boards were drying, she gave us a tour of their home.  WOW.  How stinkin’ cute is their home!!?!  Creative overboard.

Step 2 – Stencil Layout

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Again, Erika prepared each person’s stencils and they fit our boards perfectly.

 Step 3 – Paint

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Some had a little more free handing to do than others, depending on their design.

Step 4 – Sand

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We sanded our edges and the tops based on how much of the “distressed” look we were going for!  It really makes a difference.

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[My final piece before and after sanding]

Step 5 – Hooks

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And, finally, Erika’s husband assisted us with putting hooks on the back so we could hang our lovely pieces!

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[Our finished pieces!]

I can’t stay enough GOOD things about this day!  So much fun and laughter.  We all LOVE our pieces and they each turned out so differently.  What a FUN way to spend a Saturday!

To book a party – LIKE Kai Kreations and message her!  You won’t regret it!