Weathered Picket Fence, an Old Crate & a New Sign Come Together in a New Junk Garden Project

April 29, 2018

I picked up this section of weathered fence last year at a consignment/antique shop.

It has appeared on my blog a few times.

You Cut Tree Farm Outdoor Decor
It was here on the covered patio in my Christmas You Cut Tree Farm.

And it has appeared numerous times as a backdrop on my blog project posts.

Thrift Shop Wall Mirror Upcycled As Valentine's Day Decor
 Like here on this Valentine's Day Project.

Rooster Vane Stenciled Cabinet Door Wall Decor
And here with my Rooster Vane Cabinet Door project.

Today I am going to use the picket fence section in a garden junk project.  

I have quite a few old crates.  I got this one a couple years ago at a garage sale.

First 2"x 3's" were added to the back corners of the crate with screws.

These 2 x 3's will add stability to my project.

Now the picket fence will be attached to the crate shims from behind with screws.

The marriage of the crate and fence worked out well because both were approximately 2' wide.

Next I painted two coats of Chalked Paint in Chiffon Cream onto a pine sign board 1" x 10" x 24".

Once my Chalked Paint was dry, I pulled out my very very favorite stencil, Buffalo Checks from *Old Sign Stencils.

I taped it on, on the diagonal with blue painter's tape.

I used Deco Art Chalky Finish Paint in Rouge to stencil the checks.

I added faux distressing just to the edges and corners with my FolkArt Layering Wood Block and Ceramcoat Acrylic Paint in Walnut Noyer.

More information on the layering block technique HERE.
I also added the *Old Sign Stencils Farmers' Market Stencil with black Ceramcoat craft paint.

I gave it several coats.  This sealer is not really for outdoors but I have used it on many a project.  I like that it's not really shiny.  I reapply a coat now and then during the summer and then before I put then signs out again in spring.

Picket Fence & Crate Junk Garden Decor/Buffalo Check Farm Sign
This is a fun junk garden display piece for my cement patio or on my deck.  

If you put it in a garden, I would get the crate up off the ground with a few bricks or patio squares.

Picket Fence & Crate Junk Garden Decor/Buffalo Check Farm Sign
I seal my old outdoor wood with THOMPSONS WATERSEAL Wood Protector.

It's clear and helps keep the water from penetrating the wood.

Picket Fence & Crate Junk Garden Decor/Buffalo Check Farm Sign
*Old Sign Stencils provided me with complimentary samples.
All opinions about these fabulous products are my own.

Buffalo Check Child's Chair & Tool Box
More Buffalo Check Projects Chair & Toolbox

Thrift Shop Box Sign & Candlestick Buffalo Check Farm Decor

Have you purchased your Buffalo Check stencil yet?
You will use it over and over!
Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  1. Super cute Carlene! Love the plaid and the tip about sealing wood for outside.
    ~ Christina in SW FL


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