Apple Cider Garage Sale Crate Sign

September 13, 2018
This is a 50 cent wooden crate that I purchased at the Littlefork Citywide Garage Sales in June.

My project today starts out with this crate!

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The bottom of my crate was plywood, had the hole in it, and was very rotten.  It must have been used for flower pots.  

My helpful husband removed the bottom of the crate, and cut boards for a new bottom.  I had some rough sawn 1" x 6" x 6' fence boards from Menard's on hand.  

I brushed on Varathane Weathered Wood Accelerator to darken my fence boards.

 The boards were cut to fit inside the crate frame.

The fence boards were attached with white finishing nails.  (My husband used white ones before I caught it, so I touched up the heads with a little black paint.)

Then I applied another coat of the weathered wood accelerator to my fence boards and a coat to the frame too.

I am using a new stencil today from *Old Sign Stencils, Apple Cider.  I love the "apple" font! 

I will be using the new Old Sign Stencils Arrow stencil as well.

I chose Fusion Mineral Paint in Champlain to pounce on my stencils.  I DID not seal the rough fence boards.  Fusion is quite durable once cured.  Great for stenciling on reclaimed or rough wood.

I love this rustic sign!

Dollar Tree faux apples, enamelware cups, and funnels add to the rustic charm of this sign.  I added three mug hooks to the bottom of the crate.

You could add sawtooth hangers to the back of the fence boards, or just hang it on nails from the frame.

A perfect sign and stencil for fall decorating!

*Old Sign Stencils provided me with complimentary samples.
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It's time YOU start stenciling!
Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  1. Really turned out nice. I love it.

  2. I just wanted to say I have been following you now for a few months and love all your stuff. In summer I did some of your junk umm treasure ideas lol and now going into fall with you. Hope your Mom is getting better and looking forward to many more of you your beautiful ideas.

    1. Thanks Bonnie! I hope your find more ideas this fall and also for Christmas!

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