Here in the mountain of East TN the fall foliage has finally come to life with the amazing colors of yellow, red, and gold. For the last few weeks we have wondered if all the leaves would just turn from green to brown because the weather had been so dry. But this past week we got a few days of rainy weather and crisp cold temperatures and it was just what nature needed to showcase it’s wonderful colors of fall. These fall colors inspired my latest painted pallet sign project.
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The fall colors will only last a few days but they are truly breathtaking. My pictures just don’t do them justice but I’m sharing them anyway.
A few years ago I painted a pallet sign project that was double sided for Spring and Winter seasons that I display at my side entrance. You can read about both projects here and here. Since then I have wanted to create another set of painted pallets for Fall and Christmas. I recently acquired another pallet but it is not built the same on both sides to be able to make it a double sided sign, however, I was still interested in painting it for a fall themed sign. I just hadn’t found my inspiration for it yet. That is until last week when the leaves changed overnight in to a beautiful display of color.
I knew then that I wanted to paint a similar image for Fall on this pallet.
The first thing I did was apply a coat of stain to the pallet with MinWax Early American stain and allowed it to dry overnight.
To create the basic shape of a tree, I drew the outline of the trunk and branches with chalk. Then I used acrylic paints to paint in the details of the trunk and branches.
Painting the leaves was a fun and creative process. I just painted in small ovals shapes in green, yellow, orange, and bronze throughout the branches of the tree.
I knew I wanted to add some sort of fall saying or phrase but could not come up with anything that seemed right for the tree design. That is until my husband saw the project and suggested I use the verse from Ecclesiastes 3:1. It was the perfect addition to the project.
” For everything there is a season, a time for every matter under Heaven”
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” For everything there is a season, a time for every matter under Heaven” Eccles. 3:1