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Thursday, June 28, 2012

DIY Old Fence Board Patio Sign

diy fence board patio sign

A board fell off the fence in our backyard.  It was warped and had been laying in the dirt for months. Because I hoard random broken things I kept it, figuring it would surely be useful for something.  My dad cut it up into pieces for me (when he was visiting), and I threw them all in a bucket in my garage.

When I was cleaning out the garage a few weeks ago an idea came to me.  This is how it happens right?  This is how I move from one thing to the next never actually getting anything done but instead doing lots of random things in between what I should be doing.  This happen to you too right?

diy fence board patio sign

I used a little outdoor stain and paint on each piece.  Then I nailed them to two extra pieces of wood I also found in the garage.  I screwed a plant hook in the top of each and then hung them from the deck above rather than drilling into the brick.

Simple. Easy. Free.  (if I already had all the supplies I count it as a free project)

diy fence board patio sign

diy fence board patio sign


We have a lot of good times back here.

 patio potting bench

Hmmmm.......maybe I should clean out the garage more often?  It never really gets clean, but it does lead to other random unplanned projects like last summer when I turned our work bench into a potting bench.

Have you used any old, dilapidated pieces of wood for anything?  Anyone else find cleaning to be the breeding ground of nefarious outdoor project plans?

For a closer peek at our summer list you spy on those chalkboard shutters check here.

13 comments:

  1. Gotta love those free and simple projects. This is adorable! Yes, I think you should clean out your garage more often, because I can't wait to see what great projects you come up with.

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  2. I drive my husband crazy by constantly dragging stuff out of the trash...glad I am not the only hoarder!

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  3. I've never commented on your blog before, but I absolutely LOVE this sign!! I'm off to break a fence board right now!

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  4. Looks adorable. You are so creative with things like that. We have it on our list to clean out the garage for the umpteenth time so fingers crossed ;) Been loving your twitter photos.

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  5. That looks so cute! I love it! And I love your potting bench! Basically all of your patio is really inspiring me right now!

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  6. i love that! i have a pallet i saved to make a swing, but was thinking i am going to make it into signs instead and i love this idea.... i need one for my porch.
    when this porch is rockin..... come on over!

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  7. So cute Carmel! And you are definitely not the only one who hoards potentially useful junk until inspiration strikes!

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  8. I'm your newest follower. Found your blog at Beneath my Heart. I live in Lexington, KY too.

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  9. Oh my goodness gracious, lady...that turned out absolutely darling! Thank goodness for your hoarding tendencies...and thank goodness that they are a heck of a lot more productive than mine (c;

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  10. What a cute sign idea and I love your potting table.
    Tammy

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  11. I had to chuckle because my husband and I cleaned out the garage this weekend and he kept trying to get rid of my hoarded lumber and MDF and stair spindles ...

    And I'm tracking right there with you about getting distracted by little projects when I have some seriously HUGE looming projects that need to get done ... like that bead board wallpaper in the master that I've been avoiding for 6 months now ...

    :)

    But it looks great and I am now stalking your potting bench ...

    Lindda

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  12. What a cute idea. I just found you via HomeTalk and had to come check out your blog. Love what I'm seeing!

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