Fabulous Fence Picket Projects

Fabulous Fence Picket Projects (most were free!)

Hi friends! Today I’m sharing all the mileage I got out of FREE discarded fencing! All of these fun projects were made for the Christmas Market. I’m actually in Disney right now with all my boys, so I thought this would be the perfect time to share these fun projects! And some of them you haven’t even seen yet!

I hijacked some discarded fencing one day while yard saling last summer. It had been cut into the perfect 4 X 4 stack. I wish I had taken a picture, but I was just so excited to get it into my car!

Here’s what I made from that haul:

Laundry sign from an old fence picket

Beach sign from old fencing

"Laugh" sign from old fence picket

How about this fun laundry room sign:

Laundry Room sign from an old fence picket

You may also remember these signs I shared in the fall, made  from the pickets off my gate from my old house:

"Sit Relax Enjoy" sign from an old fence picket

"Beach Cottage" sign from old fence pickets

You can see how I added my letters here.

I got a lot of miles out of all that FREE fencing! I also made a few of these vintage inspired toolboxes:

Vintage Inspired Toolbox (from fence pickets)

Vintage Inspired Toolbox (from fence pickets)

Vintage Inspired Toolbox (from fence pickets)

And that’s not all!  Check it out…these pretty coastal trays were made from thrift store frames and what?

Old fence pickets!

Tray made from thrift store frame and old fence pickets

It’s amazing what a little imagination can do!  I hope you enjoyed this fun round-up.

Have you ever found anything fabulous on the side of the road?




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  1. Hey Christy,

    Look forward to your blog every day…. this post reminded me to ask you about the Christmas Market. Where is it located???? You said your at Disney and I was wondering
    if you and the Market are in the Sunshine State like me!!! I’d love to attend if it’s possible.


    • Your sweet words just made my day! Unfortunately I live in Virginia…I’m only visiting your beautiful Sunshine state! It was a bit chilly at the parks today, but overall the weather has been perfect this week 🙂

  2. I really like all your projects from the fencing. Cant beat free 🙂 I really enjoy your blog too!

    Have a blessed day!


  3. DANG! Well, I happen to have an entire collection of cabinet doors that they made WRONG and had to replace with the correct ones. I’ll pretend my cabinet doors are picket fences and maybe I can come up with cool stuff like you. 😉


  4. Thanks for sharing – so many great ideas here!

  5. Oh I love that tray! Too cute! Thanks for sharing!

  6. All the above are amazing but the tray looks so us, I mean it fits perfectly with the Greek summer 🙂 and I have a special love for every kind of tray

  7. Love all your fence board projects Christy, especially that laundry sign – too cute! Gotta love fence boards – I find them far easier to work with than tearing apart a pallet (which I vowed I would never do again at my old age).

    • I have yet to work with a pallet since I’ve had pretty good luck coming across discarded fence boards.I love the texture and character of the weathered wood! Plus I don’t think I want to tear apart a pallet either! 🙂

  8. Kim @ Too Much Time says

    Go Girl! I love them all. SO funny, I snagged a discarded fence almost 2 years ago and made a ton of projects using it too. Mine are so different from yours, but I love yours too. Love how we all get creative using “trash.” I will be featuring this post next week:) Hmmm, maybe I should do a post on my old fence projects-thanks for the inspiration:)

    • Yay, Kim…I’m psyched to be featured! There’s nothing better than practically free projects! I’d love to see a post showing what you did with your fence. 🙂 Have a great week! XO

  9. Christy,
    Hi. I love everything you do. I have said HI to you before and you are so kind. You said you would like to see my blog when it is up and running. It is a week old and I am still learning how to do something everyday. But if you would take a look at http://www.fivepaintedlane.com I would feel honored. Michelle

    • Hi Michelle! I just checked out your site…looks like you’ve been busy! I want to come steal your $8 yard sale chair, beautiful! I am still learning new things every day. Welcome to the world of blogging, I’m so glad you came to share your site with me!! 🙂

  10. There is no question….that gate provided you with way tooo much fun!!! 🙂 I love ALL the projects Christy!!

    Thanks again for linking up to Project Inspire{d}!!

  11. I am totally in love with all of these ideas, Christy!! Thank you so much for sharing this at our Best Of The Weekend party. You will be featured on my blog when the party goes live this eve at 8PM EST. 🙂
    Have a great weekend!

  12. You are right! They are all fabulous projects. I love making signs myself 🙂
    Thanks for linking up to the Junkers United link party!
    Susan @homeroad.net

  13. I’m loving that tool tote! Thanks so much for sharing it at the Junkers United party! I pinned it and shared it on the Knick of Time FB page here – https://www.facebook.com/KnickofTime


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