Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Rustic signs for Garden


When it was time to style my "new" potting bench, I went all around the house looking for flower pots and decorative items to fill it up, but oh, oh, I didn't have much! I got some pots in the garage and that was pretty much all I had! What abounds around these parts are small pieces of wood and that's exactly what got used. ;)

The small leftover pieces from the playset weren't the only ones, a wooden shelf made out of wood remnants and a cabinet base was also brought out as a decoration.

Still, something was missing, and that something was signs. Two old boards were used for these signs. I love their color and roughness. 

The letters were printed and transferred to the boards using carbon paper.
For the "Garden" sign, I used the font --> ZnikomitNo24
For the "Flower Pots" sign, I used  --> Bernard MT condensed

Regular acrylic white paint was used to trace the letters and arrow, and then they were lightly sanded (the letters only), and given a light coat of polyurethane to protect them.

Though I'll wait for mother nature to give them a better faded look. ☺

Remember my Dollar General decorated planters? They are doing great! They've been outdoors all the time and the liner is holding strong.

Not the same luck for the plants, one of them is already dead :(  I'm telling you, I don't have a green thumb to say the least.


Anyhow I still have lots of planting to do. Wish me lots of luck!

Check the how the potting bench was built out of a playset right HERE.
 :)

Thanks!




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11 comments:

Our Pinteresting Family said...

They turned out great, Cristina! :) I love your potting tables.

Mandy Jean Chic said...

So cute! I love pallet wood and have some sitting around. I think I will make a couple.

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Love your signs they looks great and your potting bench also is terrific. Good luck with your plants - give them a shot of Miracle Grow.
Have a great week.
Mary

Katie Mansfield said...

Darling. I love home made signs. So perfect.

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

I find myself with the same issue -- pretty pots filled with dead plants! Ha! Love your signs!

:) Linda

Feral Turtle said...

Love your signs! They finish everything off perfectly. Happy planting!

Angélica D said...

Me gustó mucho como pintaste esas letras Cridtina. !! Fácil y bonito !!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Darn cute signs and cute potting bench too!!!

Blessings,
Linda

Emily said...

This sign is adorable! We would love for you to share with us at Your Designs This Time!
http://elizabethjoandesigns.com/2014/05/designs-time-no-10/

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Weathered wood is one of my favorite things, so, LUV the signs.

Dawn @ Inspired Living said...

I love the signs! They add a nice touch to your awesome potting bench. Thanks for linking up!

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