With summer coming up…beach, lake, fishing season… I was inspired to make something with this little fish I’ve had sitting around since last July.
He was part of this colorful assortment of pallet wood fish that I originally shared over at My Repurposed Life.
These fish are about 21 inches long and make use of the 5 inch wide pallet wood. For complete instructions, make sure you click on the link above.
If you went over to My Repurposed Life, you would have seen a fish just like this being used for a coat rack with tinker toys as the hooks. This time he is headed outside to hold a house number.
I didn’t want him quite as bright as the original paint job, because I wanted the house number to be more of the focus. First step for his makeover was to sand him down a bit more…
…then a little clear wax, mixed with a bit of dark wax and a couple dabs of black paint. With black paint, a little goes a long way. The excess was wiped off with a paper towel.
Make a second fish on a piece of wide pallet wood free hand or by tracing the fish you just made.
Cut out the fish shape with a jigsaw or scroll saw and sand.
No fancy paint job for this guy since he will just be in the background. I returned to the clear and dark wax mix with a couple of dabs of black paint but this time I added a blob of green paint.
With finishing nails, nail the two fish together slightly off-center and add your house number. This number was nailed on but you could also paint on your house number.
I chose to give my pallet wood fish a little more rusty bling by wiring him to an old pulley.
All ready for a lake or beach side home.
For another fish house number idea, or if you have a house number with more than 1 or 2 digits, you may like the 3 little fishies below.
Have a fantastic weekend. Hopefully the sun will decide to make a reappearance and I’ll see you back here next week.
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