8.22.2010

Salvaged Bench Slats to “Shab”ulous Fence Art

Remember the salvaged wrought iron metal wall hanging I posted about recently? Well, I’ve created a second piece of yard art from my old broken-down Charleston bench!
Here’s how the wood started:
benchart3 My Great Guy nailed six of the boards together horizontally, bracing the back with two vertical boards. Then, I painted a base coat of ivory/beige spray paint. to start:
Salvaged Wood Sign I then spent a couple days stumped about how to decorate the “sign.” Then, my mind wandered back to my good old rubber mats (remember my faux window grilles?)
I had a couple border pieces of a mat on hand, so I used them as stencils to spray paint colorful designs onto the ivory background:
benchart2 benchart My Great Guy hung the sign on the fence by our side door for me and I am enjoying it every time I come and go from our home (quite often now that school has begun!).
{This post may be linked to the blog parties on my linkies page.}
CY, Laurie

30 comments:

The Polka Dot Closet said...

That is just darling, I remember the mats, great use of scraps, what a great stencil!

Carol

Melissa said...

Those are fun!! Very happy for some reason they make me think of India.

Brilliant work.

Melanie said...

This is great! So very creative.

Mandy's Creative Corner said...

It turned out so cute! I'd love to see that everyday =)

Kelley said...

Simply mahvelous, dahling!

Laura Lofgreen said...

This is brilliant. I'd love to feature it on My Dear Trash (www.mydeartrash.com).
I love using trash to make something beautiful.

Jenn Seratt said...

I'd love to see this as I walked into my backyard! I'd love for you to link this up at my Art Therapy linky party. http://seedsonabreeze.blogspot.com/2010/08/sunday-art-therapy-1.html

Lisa said...

Very Creative! Love the colours.

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Betsy said...

I love the look of those old boards and what you did with them. The colors are wonderful....a real inspiration:) Great job!

Kaysi said...

Pretty!

Michelle@Somedaycrafts said...

VEry creative and cutE!

Allison Shops said...

Very pretty. Love the pattern!

Also, I wanted to let you know about Atticmag's new linky party - Giveaway Friday! It's a convenient place for bloggers to link their giveaways each week. We've kicked it off with a fantastic giveaway of our own. Five lucky winners will win material to do a backsplash in their home. Hope to see you there!

Allison
Atticmag

this blessed nest said...

love all things shabby.
great color choices.

happy weekend.
kellie

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

I love this idea and it really brightens up your fence. I'd love to find some old wood like that. It make a nice large piece when you put it all together.

alice said...

Great colors & fun fun fun!!!
smiles, alice

Jen @ tatertotsandjello.com said...

So fun! What a cute idea!!

oxox
Jen

Catch A Falling Star said...

Love love love it!
So bright and colorful!

Eileen said...

Very awesome. Your sign looks great. I would never have thought to do that, but it is a great idea!

Kristin Renee' Wynegar said...

this is so cute! the sign looks really good. i just found your site from the shabby chic cottage. just wanted to drop by and say hello and i love love love your blog!! hope to hear from you soon. :)

Melissa said...
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Melissa said...

You always have such great ideas! This is super fun! Also thanks for linking up to Tuesday Tell All.

Jenn said...

Ahhh...gorgeous!!

Siggy Spice said...

I absolutely LOVE this!

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

This is very pretty!
Come say hi!
Gros bisous
Frenchy

Cara said...

Sooo cute! I just did a post on an old barnwood shelf that my hubby made, stop on over for a visit!!

Cara

Terrell said...

LOVING THIS!!! Don't forget to link up your fab creation to my party on Friday!!
Hugs to you,
~Terrell @ Frou Frou Decor~

Nikki said...

GLORIOUS!! Thanks for linking at gettin' crafty on hump day! :)

Michelle L. said...

That is so stunning. I totally love it. Normally I would have lots of exclamation points, but I love it so much I want to be serious, here. Wonderful!!!!!!! (sorry, couldn't help myself)

Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy said...

Fun! I've been wanting to find a fun rubber mat for a project of some kind. I'm still looking! Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesday's!