Garden Decor from Curbside Picket Fence

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Spring is in the air and is just around the corner. eep! For me, that makes me think garden and garden decor , curb appeal, and CITY CLEAN-UP!! Seriously, what a great time of year and there is trashure to be found. Last year, however, I was a good girl and stayed home, that is until my neighbor told me about a “desk” around the corner that I gave some French oh, la la. And then there are things like these cute picket fences.

Curbside Garden Picket Fence found Curbside by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

They’re perfect for the Trash to Treasure Tuesday my blogger friends and I host every second Tuesday of the month, so be sure to check out their projects at the end of the post. AND for more fun, come on over to Instagram for your chance to win a HomeRight Finish Max Fine Finish Sprayer. You know I love mine and you can see why HERE and HERE.

Trash to Treasure Tuedays - Thrifted Makeover Fun | Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

Today’s story goes like this…I was headed home from church and trying to keep my eyes on the road while there were mounds of trashure just calling my name. Then I saw a Mid-Century dinette set a lady was in the process of setting out and she had these little pickets.

I took the pickets and dinette set, and yes, I’ll admit it’s taken me nearly a year to get back to them (we’ve been busy, ya know!)  I used one on my Christmas mantel and loved the texture it added, but I had several and couldn’t use them all, so time to repurpose them, right?

My vision saw a section of these pickets turned into garden decor with that chippy paint and  charm. What sealed the deal for me was when I found these little sets of garden tools at Goodwill for a buck each – mind you I always use my coupon for an extra 20% off. SCORE!

Thrifted Miniature Garden Tools | Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com*post contains affiliate links so you can find the products I love to use too!

The tools were too “new” looking for my taste, so I used my cold galvanizing compound that I used in my tutorial for zinc patina, and metal primer to rusticify (yes, that’s my word) and little bit.

Rustoleum Professional Primer and Cold Galvanizing Compound | Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

While those were drying, I printed off these sweet vintage seed packs and added some dimension with a bit of ink on the edges, just like my DIY faux cotton stems. (there’s a video tutorial for those if you’re interested!)

Adding Aged Texture to Vintage Seed Packs by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

Of course I had to dig into my stash of barn wood to grab a piece suitable for my new garden decor. I used my compound miter saw to cut it to length and create a directional sigh. Then I hand-painted a little whimsy to go on it.

Hand-painting Garden Decor | Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

Once all was dry, it was time to assemble. This is what I came up with…

Repurposed Garden Decor from Curbside Picket Fence by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

I love the whimsy it has and the time-worn appeal – right down to those little tools.

Garden Decor from Curbside Picket Fence by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

The piece of barn wood turned directional makes for a fun conversation piece. Wouldn’t this look sweet on a garden shed, or hung in your home for a spring touch?

Hand-Painted Garden Sign Repurposed from Barn Wood by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

Side View of Repurposed Garden Decor by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

If you’re lovin’ this garden goodness for you own, you can find these picket fence signs available in my shop. woot!

Printable Vintage Seed Packs by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

Miniature Garden Tools on Repurposed PIcket Fence by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

I challenge you to take a second look at what someone considers to be rubbish and find the trashure that is to be found instead.

Were you encourage to get creative with your junk? Do pin and share to inspire others too! ♥

Garden Decor from Curbside Picket Fence by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

Later on this week, stop back to see the after of this dresser. I promise it will look better than this!

Mid Century Modern Dresser Before | Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com
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WAIT!! Now, before you head off, check out these fantastic Trash to Treasure Transformations by my blogger friends:

 

Repurposed Jars by Girl in the GarageGirl in the Garage

Thrifted Candlesticks Before by Artsy Chicks RuleArtsy Chicks Rule

Thrifted Dresser Before by Confessions of a Serial DIYer

Confessions of a Serial DIYer

Want to see more of my work? Check these out:

Acme Cedar Chest Gets Makeover with Vintage Typography by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.comBudget-Friendly DIY Farmhouse Style Bathroom Makeover by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

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20 Comments

  • Debrashoppeno5

    That is adorable.

    March 8, 2016 at 7:16 am Reply
  • Anne @ DesignDreams by Anne

    So cute Larissa!

    March 8, 2016 at 7:32 am Reply
  • Jamie K

    You Never cease to amaze me! Can hardly wait to see what you do next! Thank you !!

    March 8, 2016 at 7:56 am Reply
    • Larissa

      hahaha…thanks for the awesome support! 😀

      March 9, 2016 at 12:19 pm Reply
  • KC

    I love it! So many places I can see it used too! The seed packets and little tools really add something extra to it.

    March 8, 2016 at 8:33 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Oh yes…my mind is reeling! 😀

      March 9, 2016 at 12:20 pm Reply
      • Deedee Bell

        I’M NEW TO ALL THIS COMMENTING STUFF BUT HAD TO SAY I HAVE TRULY ENJOYED LOOKING THRU YOUR SITE FROM PINTEREST I DON’T OW IF I’M TOO LATE FOR THE GIVEAWAY OF THE CROCHET COFFER WARMERS BUT I DID ANSWER YOUR SURVEY AND REALLY LIKE THAT YOU INCLUDED YOUR KIDS IT’S NICE TO SEE THEY LOOK WITH CRAFTY EYES FOR THE GOOD IN WORN OUT THINGS, LIKE ME ,LOL I PLAN TO DO A POTTING SHED SIGN LIKE ABOVE SINCE I HAD MY STROKE, FINDING LITTLE THINGS TO MAKE IS THERAPEUTIC FOR MY SENSE OF WELL BEING I’M NOT ALLOWED TO WORK, COOK OR DRIVE ANY MORE AND LOVE HOT TEA SO THE CUP WARMERS WOULD BE APPRECIATED GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY

        March 14, 2016 at 5:16 pm Reply
        • Larissa

          Hi Dee Dee! Yes, the giveaway ended – sorry! But…I wanted to thank you for your kind words. I am blessed with my family and abilities and love to share. Thank you!

          March 15, 2016 at 10:01 am Reply
  • Christy @Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer

    Seriously…could this be any cuter?? Love it!! XO

    March 8, 2016 at 9:07 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks for the love, girl!

      March 9, 2016 at 12:20 pm Reply
  • Ellen Braunberger

    SWEETNESS!

    March 8, 2016 at 9:47 am Reply
    • Larissa

      awww…THANKS! 😉

      March 9, 2016 at 12:20 pm Reply
  • Jen @ Girl in the Garage

    I have to admit, I had no idea what you were planning with these, but it turned out so cute! Love it as spring decor <3
    Can't wait to see what you do with the dresser too!

    March 8, 2016 at 9:58 am Reply
    • Larissa

      hee hee. I think we all surprise each other. 😉 Thank you!

      March 9, 2016 at 12:21 pm Reply
  • Nancy @ Artsy Chicks Rule

    That is the sweetest thing ever!!! I love it Larissa! xo
    Nancy

    March 8, 2016 at 11:03 am Reply
    • Larissa

      It was fun to rescue them and get creative. Thanks, Nancy!

      March 9, 2016 at 12:21 pm Reply
  • Marie, The Interior Frugalista

    That is an adorable repurpose of a small picket fence. Love everything from the cute aged vintage seed packet banner to the cute mini garden tools. You rocked this Spring wall art project Larissa! Pinning to share ☺

    March 8, 2016 at 1:44 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Your spring hooks and planter are da BOMB, Marie! Love your work. Thank you for stopping by!

      March 9, 2016 at 12:22 pm Reply

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