Well, we do have APPLE FARM. But specific fall themed, not yet.
I nearly did, but instead, we focused on our most requested all season designs, Laundry, Pantry, and Farmhouse.
So… that left me with only one thing to do. Figure out something fall-ish with what was already there.
Repurposing a stencil, if you will? 🙂
And I ended up with a block inspired idea, that works for ALL seasons! You just wait… this one is fun!
How to make an interchangeable FALL FARM reclaimed wood coat hook shelf
What you’ll need:
reclaimed wood square-ish posts
wire cutters – Amazon affiliate link
APPLE FARM stencil – My store link
Fusion Mineral Paint – Coal black – Fusion website link
2 long boards – 2 fence planks were used on mine
Tip: Vary the lengths for fun! No two have to be completely alike this round.
I prep all my reclaimed wood by pressure washing it first. Learn how HERE.
3. Dry fit the blocks and 2 reclaimed wood boards as shown.
4. Using the APPLE FARM stencil, stencil F A L L on the 4 blocks.
I used Fusion Mineral Paint’s coal black. Given to me by Fusion. Goes on fast, dries nearly instantly. No fussy paint shenanigans here!
#1. Attach the top shelf onto the back board by screwing through the top, along the back edge, as shown.
#2 & #3. Attach blocks to the shelf, by screwing them into place through the backer board first, then top shelf.
6. Attaching the shelf onto the wall:
The shelf was then attached directly to the wall, using screws.
The chippy board underneath the shelf was slipped into place after the fact, then attached directly to the wall with screws.
Hey… it worked. 🙂
And now you’re in for a real treat, because you can play with this thing all year around!
Here’s what I mean…
Wouldn’t this be a fun apple cider station too? Or for hot cocoa… or just coffee.
I say ‘just’ like it’s an after thought, when it’s actually my life.
Real hooks are expensive. Hanger hooks are free. How fun is that?
Tip: The hangers make for a sharp grab, so you may wish to ball up a sock or rag on them prior to hanging up something thin.
And you know I’m good for a little crate staging… here the crates were stacked for boot and paperwork storage for a front entry idea.
You noticed my new mums, didn’t you? I still have to blog about that special day! Soon.
So, now let’s pretend fall is over. Remember how you stencilled an R M on the L L blocks?
Flip them around, and you have…
I can make coffee…
I really like that flat toolbox magnetic board idea… I’m gonna have to move that.
That’s my dad’s jean jacket, that he used on the farm. So, this one’s for him. 🙂
I just love all the weathered wood with the blues and blacks with this mix. Farmish indeed.
But… I couldn’t leave you without one more look, because.. you know… of the upcoming season and all…
I kid. It’s really Christmas on the farm. But I rather like reindeer farm more.
And my funny little reclaimed wood reindeer came out of hiding once again. Glad I hung onto it!
Now I want to go chop down a tree.
Which really goes to show, you can turn anything into a seasonal thing with simple staging of normal, everyday things.
So… this fun little Apple Farm stencil became so much more.
I challenge you to collect up your stencils, then play word games with them, creating new sayings and such. You will get so much more out of them!
Just think of all THOSE possibilities… 🙂
You can find the APPLE FARM stencil HERE.
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