How To Decorate a Wood Pallet Wall with a Photo Display

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DIY Decorate a Pallet Wall with Personal Photos Gallery Wall | DazzleWhileFrazzled.comPallet walls! We all love them. They can work in a kitchen, living room or bedroom. They can work with modern or traditional decor. They are all the rage on the TV design shows and all over Pinterest. Which is why I’m not going to give you yet one more tutorial on how to install a pallet wall. Instead I’m going to show you how we decorated our pallet wall.

If you love the look of a pallet wall as much as we do, hopefully this will spark some inspiration and creativity on what to do with the pallet wall once it’s up.



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How to decorate Wood pallet wall

Our family room – the room we seem to spend the majority of our time – has taken on something of a beachy-vibe. Even though we live in the desert, the beach seems to be our happy place. The California coast is where us “Zonies” (aka: Arizonans) go to escape our insane summer heat!

So when we moved into our home, we needed and wanted something to cover up a wall of planked wood that just felt old and tired. And what better way to get a beach vibe than with (more!) old wood?
How to decorate a pallet wall

Is your pallet safe for indoors?

How do you know if the pallet you found sitting by a dumpster or at back of the grocery store is safe to use inside your home? Apparently, there are all sorts of different pallets out there in the great big world and they are all treated differently. Here is a handy cheat sheet for you to reference before you haul that pallet home, courtesy of 1001Pallets.

How to decorate a wood pallet wall

Our simple pallet gallery wall

We aren’t too over-the-top with our decorating so for us, less is more. Plus, don’t you want the several weekend long project to be the showstopper?

Many years back, during our annual summer pilgrimage to the California coast, we snapped a super cute photo of our now 6 year old dipping her little finger into the ocean. We have since snapped similar photos of kids #2 and #3 in the same spot on the same beach. So we blew up these sweet beach-y photos to a 16×20″ size and framed them in vintage thrift store finds.

I found some interesting frames here that I then painted the same color in order for them to look cohesive.

My husband’s job takes him around Southern Arizona. During his many travels back-n-forth across our state, he has come across our kiddos names on real, legit streets…even one in a gated community which he “broke” into in order to snap a photo of “Sophie Lane”. We printed these street names on metal at an 11×14″ size.
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Hope this simple pallet gallery wall provides you with some inspiration for how to decorate yours. Want to see another unique gallery wall idea?

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45 thoughts on “How To Decorate a Wood Pallet Wall with a Photo Display

  1. janice says:

    I love the pallet wall! It is a project I hope to do when we move to central OH. Recycling pallet wood is a smarter idea than purchasing shiplap from the home improvement store. And, I love your finishing touch – the pictures of your three children at the beach and the street sign names. Such creative ideas you have. Such a visionary!

  2. Katie says:

    “Will work for snacks”…ohmigosh, I’m dying!! Mine are that way too! Love thepallet wall and thanks so much for stopping by. 🙂

  3. Becky says:

    I love anything pallet, love this wall and the street sign names, swoon! Thanks for linking up to Talk of the Town–you are my favorite pick of the week ;)!

  4. LIsa Silfwerbrand says:

    Thanks so much for linking this up to our Bewitchin’ Projects Block Party this week! It is beautiful and I absolutely love that look 🙂 Will be sharing on the Recreated Designs Facebook page for you tomorrow. Have a wonderful week! Hugs, Lisa

    • DazzleWhileFrazzled says:

      Thank you for stopping by and for featuring my pallet wall. I will be sure to stop by your Facebook page.

  5. Beverly says:

    I love the photos of your children at the beach. How adorable! Thanks for sharing your tips and inspiration for decorating a pallet wall at Snickerdoodle Sunday. Pinning.

  6. Lisa B. says:

    Good Morning!! I wanted to let you know that your post has been selected as a Feature post for the Welcome Home Wednesdays Link Party! Stop by this morning to see your post linked up and grab your Featured Button too! ~Lisa~

  7. Diana Petrillo says:

    Your pallet wall is magnificent–great safety tips to go along with it and your wall art choices are just perfect. Love the idea of all three kids in roughly t he same position and the street signs with their names is SO clever 🙂 Thanks for linking up with us at Vintage Charm–

  8. Julie says:

    I love how painting the frames made them all work together. Great idea.
    The street names are brilliant. I went to New York with some friends last year and we had to pass by Hester St so my friend Hester could get a shot of her street sign! I wonder if she has done anything creative with hers.

  9. Hendrika Arkell says:

    What a great idea. My kids are all married and I have grandkids, wish I had seen something like this years ago when mine were little. Love it when someone thinks out of the box. Thanks for sharing. Now I have to bug my children for pics of the grandkids. Thanks for sharing.
    I live in Nova Scotia, Canada . Keep your wonderful ideas coming?

  10. debbie says:

    What a spectacular wall! I am in love with the color variations of wood. The story behind the pictures is so lovely and that last photo of your children sitting there looking at themselves and their names is precious! thanks for sharing at TADA!

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