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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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.


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

All Things Chic 2

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


You are so clever….I love it!!!~Des

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic

Love this! Another great idea from you!~Shanon


love the ideait turned out really nice


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!!!


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

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style

Sooooo cool!Happy Easter!


Great repurposing. I love it 🙂

Holly @ Bella Nest

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


this is so great, i love it xxx


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


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


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


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

Groovy Green Designs

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

Ivy and Elephants

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


Looks great Holly!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting



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

Suzanne@Meridian Road

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!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper

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


Love the weathered wood and rust, great repurpose!


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

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky)

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.

Susan @

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

Amy Kinser

Love this!


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