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Reclaimed Wood Barn Rack

There I was just enjoying my run for the day in the middle of a misty morning rain when I turn down the street and saw this reclaimed wood barn planter just sitting there on the curb. It was as if it was cheering me on to hurry up and finish my run and rescue it. Obviously, I’m not able to nap it on the spot with dirt and all. ahem. However, that doesn’t stop me from finishing my run and grabbing my keys to my truck. mwahahaha…

Reclaimed Wood Barn Planter on Curb by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Wouldn’t you just love to have a video of this whole meeting transpiring? I would laugh so hard! Anyhoo, here it is and I felt the need to make use of that good wood. Does it have damage? Yes. Does it have whimsy? Absolutely. Therefore, I aim to give it a mini makeover to keep it truckin’.

WHAT TO DO

First, I need to assess what I’m working with. So, I dig out the dirt. I don’t know about you, but I take my spent soil and use it in my yard to fill low spots. After that I spray it down with a hose and let dry in the sun for a few hours. Then, once I’m able to really take a peek, I find that some of the wood is destined for my burn pile. I remove the bottom planter and get a better look.

Tearing Apart Reclaimed Wood Barn Planter | prodigalpieces.com

What I’m left with is the basic barn shape which suits me just fine. Next, I use the charred wood reactive stain to give it all a dark base.

Staining Reclaimed Wood Barn with Reactive Stain | prodigalpieces.com

After the stain cures, I then use my milk paint to give it a whitewash letting that charred stain peek through. I love me some layers.

Whitewashing Reclaimed Wood Barn | prodigalpieces.com

While a barn made of barn wood is fun, it still needs function. So, with that I want to add hanging hardware so it can hang on the wall, but also some hooks. Not only that, but I also am adding some Quaker pegs so it can serve as a coat rack, towel rack, or whatever rack. And, of course, I need add whimsy with some hand-painted typography. eep!

Painting Typography on Reclaimed Wood Barn Sign by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

RECLAIMED AND READY

Finally, here’s my reclaimed wood barn planter turned rack for your entry, bath, laundry, porch…you get the idea. Definitely not trash! Am I right? It’s #trashure.

Welcome to the Farm Sign Rack from Reclaimed Wood Barn by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodgialpieces #farm #reclaimed #diy

Side View of Reclaimed Wood Barn Sign by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #homedecor

While it’s still a barn, it has a more party going on that keeps it from the burn pile or landfill.

Hand-Painted Typography on Welcome to the Farm Sign by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #reclaimed

Rustic Farmhouse Welcome Sign from Curbside Reclaimed Wood Barn by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #farm #homedecor #diy

Drawer Front Reclaimed Coat Rack Tutorial by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Not only is my goal to inspire you to curb shop (haha), but I also encourage you to get creative in whatever form floats your boat. I love to sew, craft, build, cook, garden, dance, sing and wholeheartedly enjoy sharing it with you. If you’d like to make this sign a part of your home story, you can find it and much more available in my online shop.

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Reclaimed Wood Barn Welcome Sign Rack by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #reclaimed

In addition, let’s inspire others as well by sharing and pinning to your favorite spots. Let’s create!

A seemingly burn-pile candidate becomes a reclaimed wood barn sign rack by the hand of Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #diy #reclaimed

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Vintage French Provincial Desk Before Makeover by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Also, more curbside finds transformed like this reclaimed wood barn entry rack:

A curbside piano bench and music rest become a DIY Folding Lap Desk with Storage created by Larissa at Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.comFrom curbside underbed drawers to a rustic farmhouse workbench for kitchen or console. Larissa of Prodigal Pieces loves taking trash and turning it into #trashure . Come see the DIY details at prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #furniture #homedecor #shopping

Comments

  1. Stephanie Hsrris says

    Your reclaimed curb pick ups make me smile ;). Thank you . Blessings.

    • Larissa says

      That just made my day, Stephanie. Thank you! Had to give it a try.

  2. Dawn Ziccardi says

    Now that is a great upcycle! Glad you saved it from the landfill.

  3. gwen says

    Good morning Larissa! I was at an auction and ended up with a planted very similar to this, I think! You know, one of those things they throw in when you’re bidding on something else! Anyway, I’m hoping it has this much charm and I can make it into something as well. Thanks for your inspiration!

    • Larissa says

      Fun! I totally know what you’re talking about. haha. Have fun with it!

  4. Mary Loveland says

    So so original very unique. Job well done Larissa!

  5. Niki says

    That turned out cute! Shaker pegs are so good for so many reasons.-and I like the black and white. Staging with the red accents just brings up the wow factor as well!!
    I have to laugh at Gwen’s post. My last auction I bid on one accent chair and ended up with 3 and small homemade kids rocking chair, plus an old flimsy laundry cart. The chair I originally bid on is not suitable to be used as a chair.

    • Larissa says

      hahaha!! Funny, not funny! I’ve been there too. I think that’s where I got the bug. My parents would take me to auctions and I loved to peruse the mixed lot boxes.

  6. Marie-Interior Frugalista says

    Great save, Larissa! I bet seeing the barn made you run faster to be sure it was still there when you were done. LOL I like your incarnation much better as a farmhouse coat rack. Too cute!

    • Larissa says

      bwahahaha! Right? I honestly hoped someone else would get it because my stash is full, but I didn’t want it going to the landfill. 😉 Thanks, Marie!

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