Changing Up My Barn Door Sign Planter With Sunflowers

June 09, 2022

Photo of a rustic barn door planter.
Back in 2017, I repurposed this old barn door section into a planter box/farmhouse sign.  

The stenciling had gotten fainter in the sun and elements, and instead of re-stenciling farmhouse, I decided to change it up a bit.

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Photo of a barn door farmhouse sign planter.
Here is the old farmhouse barn door sign/planter from a previous year.  It was almost always planted with some color of low growing verbena.

Photo of a barn door after sanding the stenciling off.
A pretty light sanding pretty much removed the faint stenciling, and I then wiped the door off with warm soapy water to clean the stenciling area.

Photo of measuring & taping a stencil on an old barn door.
I measured and taped the large "Farm" section of the large "Farm House" stencil from *Old Sign Stencils.

I placed it lower on the door this time and swirled on the stencil using Fusion Mineral Paint in Ash.

Photo of a barn door planter with FARM stenciled on it.
The stencil turned out perfectly!

Photo of sunflowers being stenciled on a barn door planter sign.
I know I have mentioned a few times on my blog that my front patio theme for this season is "Sunflower Farm".

Photo of the Sunflower Farm stencil from Old Sign Stencils.
This Sunflower Farm stencil from Old Sign Stencils gave me the inspiration!

Old Sign Stencils are great quality stencils that all coordinate perfectly with each other for many more design ideas.  Other projects with the sunflower stencil can be found HERE and HERE.

*Old Sign Stencils provided me with complimentary samples. All opinions about these fabulous stencils are my own.

Photo of sunflowers being stenciled on a barn door planter sign.
I centered just the sunflower graphic of the stencil over "FARM", already stenciled on the door.

I swirled the flower on using more Fusion in Ash.  I then moved the stencil to the right and to the left to add two more sunflowers.  I measured carefully to keep them spaced evenly.
Photo of a Sunflower Farm Barn Door Sign Planter.
I sprayed just the stenciling with a couple of coats of Painter's Touch Clear Matte Spray sealer.

I planted just one Black Eyed Susan Vine in the planter.  I am hoping it will hang down daintily from the sign.  I will be trimming the long vines to keep it neat.  (This is an experiment)

Photo of a toy dump truck with drainage holes on the bottom.
This metal and plastic dump truck toy from Goodwill got a couple of holes drilled to the bottom of the dump part.

Photo of hen and chicks planted in a galvanized planter in a dump truck.
I planted a few hen and chicks in a small galvanized container from Hobby Lobby.  Holes were drilled in that container as well.

The truck is NOT old.  I just thought the color matched my sunflower theme.

Photo of a barn door sunflower farm sign planter.
In early June, my Suncredible Yellow Sunflowers are pretty spindly.  

Suncredibles reach 24" - 42" high and bloom all summer. Usually growing annuals in pots keeps them a little on the smaller side.

Photo of a barn door sunflower farm sign planter.
The small bucket is planted with a yellow Gerbera Daisy.  I will share the planting again soon!

Thanks for visiting my sunflower farm themed summer!

Thanks for reading my blog, Carlene

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  1. I really like that old door repurposed as a sign and planter. I was surprised, though, that you didn't paint the sunflower petals yellow. I think it would tie in better with the plantings below it. But, each to his own, right? It's still a great use of that door.

    1. I made the flowers black so they would be more generic flowers in case I don’t have sunflowers again next year! Thanks Naomi!


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