Fence Picket Signs

Sit, relax and enjoy this FREE project I have to share with you today…a sign made from an old fence picket:

Sign made from an old fence picket from COnfessionsofaserialdiyer.com

I stood on my new dining room table to get this one (the things I do for you).

This is actually from the gate at my old house. My sister-in-law who still lives near my old house let me know that the new owners were replacing their fence. I love it when friends and family look out for good garbage for me!

I shared a pic of them spilling over the top of my husband’s truck bed on my Facebook page the day I went to claim them, but darned if I can find it! I did take one before just in case:

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Pretty ugly, right? We had added a cement pad to the side of our house and these pickets came from the super wide gate to that area, so I got lot’s of pickets! You should have seen my eleven year old and me trying to hoist those giant gates into the truck!

I love the time-worn edges. You just don’t get that with new wood.

SIgn made from an old fence picket from COnfessionsofaserialdiyer.com

 

Sign made from an old fence picket from COnfessionsofaserialdiyer.com

 

I could see this on a big screened in porch.

I used this method to enlarge my letters. I used this tutorial to transfer my letters.

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I painted the base with latex paint and filled in my letters with acrylic paint. After hand sanding them,  I sealed them with Rustoleum’s clear matte spray sealer.

Hand painted signs

I made a few of these for the upcoming Christmas Market. If you happen to be near the Virginia Beach area Thanksgiving weekend, come by and say hello!

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My dining room has turned into my craft room since I’m getting down to the wire now!

Sign made from an old fence picket from COnfessionsofaserialdiyer.com

Here’s the other sign I made a couple of:

Sign made from an old fence picket from COnfessionsofaserialdiyer.com

I love this because I’d love to someday own a little beach cottage.

Sign made from an old fence picket from COnfessionsofaserialdiyer.com

 

Sign made from an old fence picket from COnfessionsofaserialdiyer.com

 

Sign made from an old fence picket from COnfessionsofaserialdiyer.com

That’s my witch outside the door. She’s part of my Spooky Outdoor Halloween Tour.

I love how these turned out and the best part is they cost me nothing to make since I had everything else on hand! I love you, free fence pickets!

UPDATE: I was able to keep one for myself because I didn’t realize one of the pickets was warped, but I love it anyway! More charm, right?

Sign made from an old fence picket, would work great with pallet wood also!

(This is a photo from my recent Summer Home Tour. See the rest of the tour HERE.)

You might also like this sign, also made with old fencing:

Sign made from an old fence picket from COnfessionsofaserialdiyer.com

Turn an Old Fence into a Vintage Sign

Or these fun projects also made from my free fence picket hauls:

Reclaimed Wood Projects Confessionsof a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

DIY Reclaimed Wood Crate    Beach-Inspired Bathroom Cabinet    Window Shelf

A New Sign from a Curbside Find    Reclaimed Wood Organizer    DIY Halloween Sign

 

XO,

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Comments

  1. Great job! I love your technique too (visited the links ;)) I will SO have to try the chalk or pencil thing!!! *hugs*

  2. Love the signs and I love the tutorials!! Definitely checking out Paint.net! I always use Word, but it so limiting. This is awesome!

  3. Those are beautiful! How cool that you got to snag those old fence posts!

  4. How fun is this! I love the sign thank you for linking up!
    Brooke
    Startathome.blogspot.com

  5. Christa Peachy says:

    LOVE the signs!! You are going to sell a ton of these at the craft show! And I am so tickled to see that the show starts at 10 a.m. on the 29th! I just may be able to squeeze coming in to the show before leaving for our Williamsburg weekend…I really will try!! Gotta support my girl 🙂

  6. Love these. I love to find old wood and to create something new out of it. You did a great job. Thanks for sharing!!!
    Pam @ The Patriotic Pam

  7. You stood on your table? Well…I’ll see your table and raise you one grand piano. Yes, I stood on that to paint the wall behind it. I was so nervous I almost peed right then and there. I love your little signs! And I love free!!!

    -andi

  8. Beautiful signs! You did a great job with them, I especially like the “Beach Cottage” one! 🙂

  9. What font did you use for the word “relax” ?
    Thanks,
    Penny

  10. I love this technique……so simple and It works!!! Thanks for sharing!

  11. I love your signs! They are awesome! I live in Virginia Beach too! Hello neighbor! : )

  12. Love your signs, Christy! I just did a sign last week for myself, only I had to buy a piece of pine from Lowe’s. I would have loved to use some weathered fence pickets for mine!

  13. They turned out so well Christy! I love your signs – what a great reuse of fence pickets.

  14. I need to copy and paste your SIT Relax and ENJOY sign- I need that reminder everyday!! You did a fab job of painting 🙂 I wanna come to your market 🙂

    • Come on, girl…I’ll tell my MIL to add one more chair to the thanksgiving table cause my friend Mandy is coming lol! (The show starts the next day!) Seriously, I wish you could come too…I really do hope we meet some day! 🙂

  15. These are amazingly beautiful! Our mom used to make signs. This made me want to try. Thank you so much for sharing. We are here from the linkup at alittleclaireification We are so glad we found you. We are following your blog so we don’t miss a post. We are having a linkup we would love it if you posted. http://rosevinecottagegirls.blogspot.com/2013/10/photos-from-cottage-link-up-3.html We hope you come over and we will look for you on FB.

  16. Your signs are to be very envious of. I’d love to make mine look so great since I love to make signs. I’m working on it. I bought some new letter stencils so I’d have more variety to use. I’m still pretty shaky painting in the letters but I give it a go. After they dry I outline them to partially hide my mistakes, it helps. I need to get some stuff to keep the sign nice that you spray on. Happy weekend

  17. Very cute! thanks for sharing 🙂 http://www.handmadeintheheartland.com

  18. LOVE IT! I used some old picket fence for a few signs in our house too. Such a cool project! Hoping over from Kammy’s Korner Trash to Teasure blog hop 🙂
    Sabrina
    http://4MyKiddos.blogspot.com

  19. I love this idea! I love that it looks so rustic!

  20. What great signs! It is always so gratifying to take something old and worn out and make it beautiful. Good luck with your sale. I am sure you will do well.
    Bev

  21. I love your signs. My husband says I don’t even know how to sit and relax so I definitely need that one in my home! 😉 Pinning this and mapping out the drive from Tennessee to Virginia Beach!! Sounds like fun!

  22. Beautiful signs!

  23. These signs are just yummy!

  24. Gorgeous! Featured you at Project Inspire{d}! Thanks so much for linking up! http://yesterdayontuesday.com/2013/11/project-inspired-delightful-decor/

  25. Wondering if you would be so kind as to share which fonts you used for your SIT Relax ENJOY sign

  26. Kathy Nordmann says:

    Hi Christy, LOVE your blog! Would you be able to share what font you used on this? I know the script is Edwardian, but not sure what the other is. LOVE IT! Thanks!

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