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….

29 Replies to “Garden Barrel Art…”

  1. 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.

  2. 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 there.Paulaivyandelephants.blogspot.com

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

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

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

  6. 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

  7. 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!!!

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