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To make a Faux Pallet Cornice, you will need:
The antiquing process not only adds depth to the boards, but also brings out any imperfections on the surface of the foam boards. Any uneven application of the Smooth Finish or any dings or dents in the foam will stand out more. That’s a good thing! Pallet wood is uneven and rough; you want your foam boards to be too.
I added Foam Glue to 5 toothpicks and inserted them along the interior side of the bottom plank. I also ran a bead of Foam Glue down the length of the plank. Then I just pushed the planks together, wiping off excess glue with a damp paper towel. The toothpicks and glue kept them together securely. I repeated the process with the top plank.
I used those impressions as the guide for painting the quote onto the faux pallet boards.
If your cornice will be visible from all sides, I suggest cutting the side pieces into planks, and giving them the same antiquing and distressing treatment as the front of the cornice.
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