Recently, Susan from the Homeroad blog, had a fun garden sign made with spindle legs. When I found spindles at a garage sale for $1 last weekend, I quickly stenciled a sign on a weathered red piece of barn wood siding using a stencil from the Old Sign Stencil Extension package.
I stained my unpainted spindles with vinegar and steel wool stain and then brushed them with a thinned latex off white paint. Like a whitewash.
Here is my inspiration piece from Homeroad. My spindles had a lip so I attached them from the back with wood screws and washers. I used Susan's idea to add a metal dowel in the bottoms of each spindle to push into the dirt.
Now if I can just get some sun and heat here, and less rain so my border starts blooming!
I also changed the 2015 look of this pallet shelf made by my friend, Trina. The shelf is protected under my covered patio.
I found the an oval, enamel "Herb" sign at a local occasional shop last weekend, and nailed it onto my pallet shelf. I placed a framed botanical print, with burlap, on the shelf and also added a miniature galvanized pail of variegated Hoya (wax plant) with an S hook.
I think it's adorable! Rustic perfection!