Hi Friends! I’m continuing on with showing you how I updated our bonus room into a teen/game room. We have always had a dart board on the wall, but when I went to paint the room I saw just how many small holes there were on that wall. So, I started brainstorming on what to put behind a dart board to protect wall that is cheap and easy… I searched my wood stash and decided to use one of the pallets I had and it ended up working perfectly!
Pallets are free or pretty cheap if you know where to look. Luckily, I have friends that know that I will always use a pallet so they contact me if they happen to have an extra one or see if someone is giving one away. Sometimes people will post them on local free Facebook groups or on Craigslist. You can always stop by your local hardware store and ask if they have any damaged ones they would like don’t need. I have gotten a few from Lowe’s in the past. I have made a few super easy outdoor bars out of them too (check out tutorial here!).
Once I decided how big I wanted it, I drew a line and used my jigsaw to cut the side pieces of the pallet.
I attached the top board the same way so I was left with a big rectangle. I then sanded the whole thing with 80 grit and then 120 grit sand paper and an orbital sander.
Dust everything off and then stain. I used one of my favorites – Minwax Dark Walnut. I applied the stain with a brush, let it sit for a few minutes and then wiped it off with a cotton towel.
The other wall has a mini basketball hoop that I also made out of pallet wood. Find out how easy a wood basketball hoop surround is to make here!
To learn how to make the large “Game On’ sign click here!
Now you know what to put behind a dart board to protect wall!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Let me know if you have any questions. Have a creative day!