Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Repurposed Picket Fence Garden Border

Several months ago I bought a tattered picket fence garden border at my favorite local antique store The Owl Box.  It was sitting in my projects-in-waiting pile for too long, so I fished it out a couple of weeks ago and just stared at it until inspiration hit.  Do you ever do that?  I think I need to start date stamping the stuff I bring home and get a "first in, first out" policy put in place.

This is what I ended up with and it only took me about an hour to complete after the chalkboard was prepped.  I used one coat of spray primer and two coats of Rust-Oleum chalkboard paint.

This is how it looked when I brought it home.  A little dirty, but that's to be expected after being stuck in the ground for who knows how long.  I thought about cutting off the dirty stakes on each end, but decided to wash 'em up and just touch up the paint in those two areas to cover the bare wood.

A scrap board left over from another chalkboard project was the perfect width; I only had to cut a few inches off the length.  Several small nails hold it in place, and two hooks were added for hanging.

I screwed some clips to each picket for holding cards, notes, or pictures.

Then I added a large rusty cup hook to the left side and an old wooden drawer knob to the
 right side.

One more project crossed off my list!  Wouldn't this be cute with family names and photos?

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