Garden Barrel Art…

I had a garden barrel at the bottom of my driveway with our
 house number painted on it.

It was falling apart…

I couldn’t throw out that beautifully aged & rusted old wood.

I lined up several slats in a row – some up some down because the boards are tapered. The rust lines look better a bit random anyway.

Cut down two skinny pieces of scrap wood to the length of the slats.
Apply liquid nails then attach to the back side of my slats….

Nail in the long strip of scrap wood to the slats after the glue.
I use my nail gun any time I can.  It is so fast!

I brought the wooden piece into my office and pulled out my stencils.
I wanted to paint something simple on it….
This is one of my friends favorite sayings…

A recycled garden barrel with a very important message….
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April 6, 2012 9:53 pm

I would not have been able to throw away that beautiful weathered wood either. Love the sign.

Amy Kinser
April 6, 2012 9:59 pm

Love this!

Susan @
April 6, 2012 10:39 pm

Looks great Holly, Nice and rustic! I liked the barrel too.. did I mention that my house is no. 12 too :)SusanHomeroad

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky)
April 6, 2012 11:11 pm

That is one very cool rustic piece. I always notice barrels (or in this case part of one) because my paternal grandfather was a cooper, a barrel maker, before he came to Canada at the turn of the century.

April 6, 2012 11:41 pm

I love how weathered it looks! Another great idea. Pinned!

April 7, 2012 12:41 am

Love the weathered wood and rust, great repurpose!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper
April 7, 2012 12:49 am

oh i love that! love the saying and the rustic charm!

Suzanne@Meridian Road
April 7, 2012 2:10 am

I absolutely love this! I love the rust and the old wood. The saying is perfect, too. The best part is that I have an old barrel! Yay!

April 7, 2012 3:58 am

As soon as I saw the barrel taken apart I knew I was gonna love this post.Bliss

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting
April 7, 2012 4:46 am


April 7, 2012 10:12 am

Looks great Holly!

Ivy and Elephants
April 7, 2012 11:57 am

This was an amazing idea. The sign came out perfect. This is such a wonderful post! I would love it if you would share this at our WIW linky party. Hope to see you

Groovy Green Designs
April 7, 2012 1:08 pm

That is cool. so many great songs to quote but that is a classic!!

April 7, 2012 2:04 pm

Hi, my mom found your blog and told me all about it! I love all your ideas and we even made your burlap wreath! 🙂

April 7, 2012 2:04 pm

Hi, my mom found your blog and told me all about it! I love all your ideas and we even made your burlap wreath! 🙂

April 7, 2012 2:59 pm

That is just too cute! I love it!Carolyn{my simple messterpiece}

April 7, 2012 5:10 pm

Love it. I have a couple of barrels that are falling apart. Great idea. Got me to thinking. Thanks for sharing. Happy Easter.

April 7, 2012 10:06 pm

this is so great, i love it xxx

Holly @ Bella Nest
April 7, 2012 10:15 pm

I love this, Holly Wolly! You're so clever!

April 8, 2012 9:21 am

Great repurposing. I love it 🙂

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style
April 8, 2012 12:27 pm

Sooooo cool!Happy Easter!

April 9, 2012 2:07 am

Love your sign. It turned out great! Now I know what to do with my old planter. This is probably its last year in the garden. I found you through Saturday Nite Special at Funky Junk Interiors. Looking forward to following more of your creative projects. Happy Easter!Sharla

April 9, 2012 2:32 am

Hi:) Not sure if you answer questions on your blog (and if not, that's okay) but I just wondered exactly what tools to you use frequently to do most of your projects?? I think it's time to learn to use a few myself!! Love that you can do so many things yourself!!!

April 9, 2012 11:58 am

love the ideait turned out really nice

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic
April 10, 2012 2:11 am

Love this! Another great idea from you!~Shanon

April 12, 2012 11:48 pm

You are so clever….I love it!!!~Des

All Things Chic 2
April 13, 2012 12:32 am

So smart you are …Wow I wish I could use those tools!!!Blessings Lori

April 13, 2012 3:13 am

Great save Holly! I love it! Thanx for coming to party at my place!

April 20, 2012 11:56 pm

Love this rustic piece of art. What a great quote too. I will be looking for an old piece of wood to do this project. New to your blog. Love it. Will be back.