Take a Number {Fence Scrap Wall Décor}

Hello lovely Friends!

On Thursday I shared this sweet little bookcase that got a whole lot more character with some paint and the addition of these old fence pickets I white-washed:

Reclaimed Wood Bookcase from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Reclaimed Wood Bookcase

I had to take apart the fence section I had in order to do it and was left with three of these pieces:

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Of course you know I can’t throw anything away, so I decided to white-wash one of them along with the pickets for the back of the shelf.

Then as I was digging around my garage, I found these numbers I picked up on clearance at Michaels a couple of months ago, and these primitive nails that I bought, seriously about 15 years ago, but never did use:

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And created this:

Take a Number... fun wall decor created from old picket fence parts from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Fun wall art! Take a number…Mama’s busy! 🙂

Take a Number... fun wall decor created from old picket fence parts from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

The original numbers included a 1, 3, 7, and 9, but I painted over the seven and nine to make them a two and a four. I used my silhouette to help make them, but you can easily use this method if you don’t own a silhouette.

Take a Number... fun wall decor created from old picket fence parts from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

These nails were perfect for this. I bought them forever ago to make a coat rack of sorts with them but never did.

Take a Number... fun wall decor created from old picket fence parts from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

This would be fun in a kitchen hanging on the end of the cabinets, or any narrow space you need a little something for.

I borrowed a few things from the gallery wall above my bed to stage it here in my bedroom.

Take a Number... fun wall decor created from old picket fence parts from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

 

Take a Number... fun wall decor created from old picket fence parts from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

 

Take a Number... fun wall decor created from old picket fence parts from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Take a Number... fun wall decor created from old picket fence parts from Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

Hope you enjoyed this quick project! I have two more of these cross pieces from the fence that I need to find a use for, maybe they’ll become signs. We’ll see!

If you like the character that reclaimed wood adds to simple pieces, you’ll enjoy this one too:

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Beach-Inspired Bathroom Cabinet

Meet me back here on Thursday…I’ll be sharing how I made over this kid’s table and chairs:

Kid's-Whale-Table-Before

See you then!

UPDATE: See how this mismatched set turned out HERE now! 🙂

XO,

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Comments

  1. What a clever idea, I would never have thought about doing that to a scrap piece of wood. That’s why you’re the master at making treasures out of ordinary things.

  2. Catherine says:

    Love the wood number hanging, but even more, the photos from your wedding! A beautiful, happy day! Thanks for sharing a bit of your more personal self as well as your wonderful crafty side!

    • Christy says:

      Thanks, Catherine!! So glad you enjoyed those photos and a peek into the behind the scenes around here! 😊

  3. Well isn’t that just the cutest idea! Ha ha ha “Pick a number, Mama’s busy”.

  4. This is so cute Christy! Yet another example of your creativity! It looks perfect in your gallery wall!

  5. Love it Christy! I love decorating with numbers and letters. I wonder why that is. Isn’t it neat how you can hold onto things for a really long time(like the nails) and then you have the perfect use for them. And you know what caught my eye was the letter J in the oval frame. Cool and then I think . . . hmmm, I’ve got some letters. Now what about a frame. Thanks for the inspiration! You make things seem doable.

    • Christy says:

      Thanks!! I’m so glad you were inspired, Joanne! I’m also so glad I finally found a use for those nails…I usually find a use just after I’ve tossed something out ha ha! XOXO

  6. Such a great idea! Your creativity amazes me!

  7. Jann Olson says:

    Cute idea! I love anything with numbers! Hopped over from Funky Junk Interiors.
    hugs,
    Jann