Rustic shed reveal with potting shed garden sign
When I was asked to create some garden themed stencils, one of the first ideas that popped into my mind was to do up a rustic shed reveal with potting shed garden sign.
A potting bench was something that would entice you outdoors, keeping you creating, through the beauty of flowers and plants.
Plus, I wanted a bench! Hey… maybe I’d even garden. 🙂
But nothing ever materialized.
So finally, a rustic shed reveal with potting shed garden sign plus a potting bench made from two sawhorses transpired!
Let’s start with a Potting Shed sign, with a fun twist!
Then I’ll share how the sawhorse potting bench turned out too!
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Supplies you’ll need:
2 reclaimed wood planks
old rake head
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a) Two boards were fit together, to accommodate the Potting Shed stencil.
b) Fusion Mineral Paint’s Casement (white) was coated in the main areas of the boards where the stencil would be placed, for higher visibility.
c) Decide on placement of rake and graphics.
d) Using Fusion’s Chocolate, stencil Tours Until Dusk first, then move up Potting Shed, to miss most of the rake.
e) Choosing just the flowers from the Potting Shed stencil, apply them along the bottom of the sign, just short of the rake sides.
Tip: Every time the flowers were stencilled, I flipped the stencil around, and positioned the stencil higher or lower than the last, so the flowers would appear more random.
f) Lightly distress the stenciled sign images with a palm sander to achieve a naturally weathered look.
g) And add rusty junk jewelry for good measure! Ok… and to hold the boards together. I just love the character it adds.
And here’s the rest of the shed!
This Potting Shed sign fits right in!
Not only does it make a statement on this shed, it’s also super productive and can hang garden tools!
It was so fun to truly pot plants on that potting bench too!
Isn’t it even pretty in all its messy glory?
Sawhorse potting bench reveal
The saw horse potting bench was easy to create!
Two sawhorses pose as the legs, then add boards on top with a flowerbed underneath!
Some galvanized goods were stacked for storage underneath the bench, and as garden fillers. It really is a potting bench in action, plus a garden feature!
You may have noticed some boards missing from the top of the potting bench, compared to the first draft.
The option for a shelf or table size is awesome!
The shelf allows the sun and rain to hit the plants below. And when more working space is required, 3 more planks plunked on top will do the trick.
I honestly found the shelf size to be perfect for a potting bench space.
Recognize that oil funnel from my branch ladder flower stand?
I replaced the wire vine with a new one. Love it!
The plants in clay pots and rusty junk teamed up with the cute Potting Bench sign with an old rake is rustic and really creates a whimsical backdrop for a backyard!
The overgrown rustic shed before…
Welcome back, Rustic shed reveal with potting shed garden sign with an old rake!
I just love your new summer outfit… and it’s so productive too!
What do you think of the refreshed shed look?
Read the entire series
Part 3 – shed reveal with potting bench and new sign – you are here
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