Outdoor "Farmhouse" Barn Door Sign/Planter Box with Old Sign Stencils

 I purchased this partial barn door with awesome rusty hardware last year at a local consignment shop.  It was a rustic backdrop last season to some of my container gardens.  

 This year I decided to stencil on the door with Fusion Mineral Paint Coal Black and Dreamweaver Stencil Brush.  Fusion Mineral Paint will hold up better than craft paint in the outdoor elements, but I will use a coat or two of Krylon Satin Finish Spray on the stenciling as well.

I measured and taped the large "Farm House" stencil from *Old Sign Stencils onto my door horizontally.  

Barn Door Sign/Planter Box with Old Sign Stencils organizedclutter.net
I added two eye screws to the back of the door along with a wire for hanging, and also added a $1 wooden window box I picked up at a church rummage sale.  I brushed on some steel wool and vinegar stain to add a little more weathering to the window box.  The top board was screwed to the back of the door so it wouldn't fall forward at the hinges.

Barn Door Sign/Planter Box with Old Sign Stencils organizedclutter.net
I purchased 5 succulents at our local Menards.  The succulents will work well with the shallow planter box.

Barn Door Sign/Planter Box with Old Sign Stencils organizedclutter.net
Finally I pounded two finishing nails to the left of the hasp to hang a couple of vintage garden hand tools.  Fun and rustic junk garden decor!

DIY Barn Door Sign/Planter Box  #stencil #barnwood #oldsignstencils #farmhouse #junkgarden #gardenjunk

*Old Sign Stencils provided me with complimentary samples.
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  1. Love it. Just my style! :)

  2. What a cool door! The stencil and the planter are perfect for it.

  3. Amazing job! I love it so much! This vintage look is fabulous!

  4. Absolutely beautiful! It's like this piece was made to be just this. I LOVE the rough patina on that wood! Thank you for the mention of the stencils! :)

  5. are those your stencil brushes of choice?
    I am looking for some new ones...


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