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Upcycled Fence Panel Tote & Sign

It’s a good day when I can say that I’m able to not only rescue #trashure from the landfill, but also have some creative fun along the way. I’ve listed all the items in my loot below. However, today, I’m tackling an upcycled fence panel project that will show you two ways to recreate these trashed items. Ready for some junky fun?

Curbside Haul Collage 6 | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Here’s the breakdown of my loot:

  1. bread box makeover
  2. panels we cut into baseboard for our girls’ bedroom remodel (coming soon)
  3. wicker table I fixed up and sold in my online shop
  4. an 80’s waterbed frame I already upcycled (SEE HERE)
  5. small tongue & groove shed door became my friends kitchen door
  6. dog-earned fence panels already painted white for today
  7. two patina-perfect plywood panels into farmhouse art
  8. the old ladder into tiered drawers stand

DIY DOG TIME

First, let’s take a closer look at what I’m working with. If you’re not familiar with fence terms, these are two dog-eared fence panels. Thankfully, when I found them set out for trash, they’re already painted a gloss white.

Two Dog-Eared Fence Panels Before Upcycled by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

The only thing I need to do now is to make my vision come to life. As a matter of fact, I measure the lengths to see what I have to work with. Then, after that, I use my miter saw to make a few chop-chops. tee hee.

Cut Upcycled Fence Panel Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

My goal for most of it is to make a wooden tote using my tutorial HERE. Next, as soon as I have the pieces cut, I drill two holes in the end pieces, and assemble using my nailer.

Nailing Upcycled Fence Panel Tote | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Last, as soon as my tote is assembled, I add a bit more flair with this set of antique drawers pulls and…

Antique Drawer Pulls | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

…add a few grain sack stripes for Frenchie funk. woot! Where would I be without my junk loot?

Painting Grain Sack Stripes on Upcycled Fence Panel Tote | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Oh, and I also have one leftover piece that I am pairing up with some more of my junk stash and painting up too. eep!

Scrap Wood Bits for Upcycled Fence Panel Crafts | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Painting Farmhouse Sign on Upcycled Fence Panel | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

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    Vintage Tea Cart ~ $225

WHICH ONE?

Alright, folks. It’s time to tell me which of the two projects is your favorite. To begin with, here’s the scrap piece of upcycled fence panel paired with remnants from my kitchen range hood, an antique upright grand piano, and my ceiling chandelier.

Video Tour of Prodigal Pieces Farmhouse Kitchen Remodel Reveal | prodigalpieces..com #prodigalpieces

Farmhouse Olde Woolen Mill Sign by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #diy #reclaimed

If the typography looks familiar, you might remember it from this blanket chest I did a few years ago. I just love the fat sheep!

Hand Painted Olde Woolen Mill Sign on Upcycled Fence Panel by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #reclaimed #diy #farmhouse

Handmade Reclaimed Wood Sign on Upcycled Fence Panel by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #farmhouse

Not only did I get to use up my sweet stash, but I also get some artistic spin in there too. yeehaw!

Afterward, here’s what I did with the majority of the wood to make a wooden tote.

French Farmhouse DIY Tote from Upcycled Fence Panels by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #french #farmhouse

Rustic French Tote from Upcycled Fence Panel by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #french #diy #farmhouse

Again, I’m smitten! It was already painted which is total win, but I additionally got to make it fun as well.

Reclaimed Wood Tote with French Typography on Upcycled Fence Panel by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #farmhouse

SHARE

Finally, after all is said and done, my goal is to inspire you. In addition, leave me some comment love below, do pin and share my upcycled fence panel creations to inspire others too.

Create two different projects with an upcycled fence panel | DIY by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #upcycled #farmhouse #diy

Last, but not least, you’ll want to sign up for my newsletter to see what becomes of this classy piece. {{HEAD HERE}} PLUS, you will get your FREE Furniture Buying Checklist and special discount to my shop. Until next time!
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Also, more #trashure creations with an upcycled fence panel:

Create a reclaimed wood star from curbside wood to add interest to your home by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #farmhouseBuild a hanging fence planter using reclaimed wood & materials to add texture and charm to your home decor | by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #garden #home #homedecor #patio

Comments

  1. Rebecca - NC says

    Gosh…. Tough choice!!! They’re both great!!! I guess if forced, I’d have to go with the tote….. only because it’s so versatile!! From an aesthetic point, I’d say it’s a tie!!! They’re both so gorgeous!!!!!! 🥰

    • Larissa says

      Same. I’m typically a function over form kinda gal, but I have fun with my work. Thanks for making it worthwhile, Rebecca.

  2. Stephanie Harris says

    Happy Day!
    I love totes. Ahmmmm I have a few
    Now you’ve given me an idea
    Many blessings

    • Larissa says

      They’re so handy for many things. Thank you, Stephanie.

  3. Verletta Brown says

    I can’t decide, they are both cute!!! Your creativity is amazing, and you should have your own HGTV show……just saying

  4. Jill says

    These are both SO darling!!
    I honestly can’t choose between the two…I have a soft spot for fat sheep as well; but I just love that tote, too!!

    • Larissa says

      awww…me too with the sheep. tee hee! Thanks so much, Jill. 🙂

  5. Mary says

    Oh my! I looked at the photo of that hot mess of junk stash and thought, now what is she going to do? I love how that evolved into that cute sign with the fat sheep!! 🙂 And the tote too… love how you embellished it with the drawer pull and the stripes and topography…so cool, Larissa! I bet you are working on these in your sleep? 🙂 So creative! Thank you for making time to creatively inspire us. Wishing you a great weekend!

    • Larissa says

      My mind never rests, honestly. I have fun with what I do and it is good therapy for me. Thank you, Mary.

  6. Niki says

    Cute, cute, cute. Teehee……I don’t know why but I am always drawn to wooden boxes. I bet you are happy to have some more of your pile taken care of. Have a great weekend Larissa!!

    • Larissa says

      Thanks! That whole pile is gone and I am doing a happy dance. Back at ya, Niki!

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