Reclaimed wood tool fence with Farm Supply sign

 

Learn how to make this unique reclaimed wood tool fence with Farm Supply sign and Shipping Crate Stamps, perfect as a rustic backdrop for any garden or yard! Made with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils. Click for tutorial.

Some projects can take an afternoon to tackle and complete.

While others seemingly take yearSSSSSS.

But I finally have a super cool update on a long awaited project completion with I think the cutest outcome!

Even better than I originally imagined.

backyard before

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Remember THIS reclaimed wood fence project?


Recap: The original fence was falling over. Neighbour Hank removed it, then replaced the supports, covering his side with his look. I requested using the original wood from the fence to rebuild my side with my look.

You can catch up on the entire garden shed 2 with fence project HERE


The fence was left pretty much complete, minus a topper that was still to be added by Hank.

Once I returned home from Hawaii, I was so excited to see the top done!

However I had a little finishing of my own to do. The top didn’t align with my boards and there were lots of gaps to fill. So I plunked myself on that grass and started to puzzle in small chunks of wood, while  repositioning others until it all worked out.

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Then BAM! The fence was finally complete! You can read how I built the fence HERE

Isn’t it pretty?!

However I also acknowledged it needed something decorative to polish it off right.

I had imagined some kind of flowers or plants hanging from it being in a garden and all.

However, this is an area of the yard I don’t even see unless I round the corner of the house. So whatever I did here, I didn’t desire it to add a ton of work. ie: endlessly watering flowers where there wasn’t even a water source.

(I’d rather spend that time on the bike trails!)

Learn how to build this cool reclaimed wood backyard garden fence! Click to see the finished result!

Besides, I resonated that if you backed up just a little, the hydrangea bush is in your peripheral vision to the right plus the shrub highlights greenery on the left, so that helps!

Thank-you once again perennials. I adore you so. (and so does my bike)

Besides, whatever I did to the fence this year could be easily changed out other years.

How I decorated my reclaimed wood backyard garden fence with rusty antique tools as garden art. Click for the end results!

Now for a theme…

So, I decided to gather up my rusty antique tool collection in various parts of the yard. This could work! No upkeep, looks cool, and I could actually use the tools if desired too.

I had this really super LONG handled shovel that a few folks from instagram stories said was a telephone pole digger. Cool! I was about to place it on the curb, but now I had a plan to incorporate it!

Can you see where I’m going with it before you scroll further?


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Tools I used for this fence project:

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Bosch variable speed palm sander

Makita Cordless Drill

Stencil brush

Fusion Mineral Paint – Coal Black

Funky Junk’s Old Sign Stencils – Shipping Crate Stamps and Farm Supply


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Once the tools were hung in place, I stood back. It could have been left as is, however the wood looked SO plain…

I didn’t want a LOT but just something to trick it up a little….

So I grabbed the Shipping Crate Stamps stencil, held it in a few random places and came up with this…

I promise, you’ll pretty much need to squint to see them from a distance, but close up, they offer you an unexpected treat!

Learn how to make this unique reclaimed wood tool fence with Farm Supply sign and Shipping Crate Stamps, perfect as a rustic backdrop for any garden or yard! Made with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils. Click for tutorial.

Learn how to make this unique reclaimed wood tool fence with Farm Supply sign and Shipping Crate Stamps, perfect as a rustic backdrop for any garden or yard! Made with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils. Click for tutorial.

Learn how to make this unique reclaimed wood tool fence with Farm Supply sign and Shipping Crate Stamps, perfect as a rustic backdrop for any garden or yard! Made with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils. Click for tutorial.

Learn how to make this unique reclaimed wood tool fence with Farm Supply sign and Shipping Crate Stamps, perfect as a rustic backdrop for any garden or yard! Made with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils. Click for tutorial.

Learn how to make this unique reclaimed wood tool fence with Farm Supply sign and Shipping Crate Stamps, perfect as a rustic backdrop for any garden or yard! Made with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils. Click for tutorial.

Super subtle, not too contrived, the Shipping Crate Stamps (store link) were perfect!

You can also see them used on THIS SHELF. (tutorial)

Learn how to make this unique reclaimed wood tool fence with Farm Supply sign and Shipping Crate Stamps, perfect as a rustic backdrop for any garden or yard! Made with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils. Click for tutorial.

But this part of the fence looked a little bare. The Closed sign was cool, however it appeared to beckon something additional above it to complete this story.

What was closed?

I tossed and turned a zillion sayings that could possibly work.

General Store could have. And maybe even Farmers’ Market or possibly Garden Shop.

However I wanted something that resonated with farm tools and such, as that’s what this was. And since the fence resembled the side of a barn…

Learn how to make this unique reclaimed wood tool fence with Farm Supply sign and Shipping Crate Stamps, perfect as a rustic backdrop for any garden or yard! Made with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils. Click for tutorial.

… the Farm Supply stencil was born!

Learn how to make a farm styled Farm Supply antique sign with this stencil from Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils

View Farm Supply stencil HERE

I’ve always loved antique Farm Supply signs for their simplicity and how many things they can cover. So this was a great time to bring it into the fold for those that love farm-styled gear.

With added subtext  of Tools, Equipment, Feed and Livestock trimmed out with a shovel head and sprig of wheat.

Since the fence is now a done deal…

messy backyard fence and garden before

Before…

Learn how to make this unique reclaimed wood tool fence with Farm Supply sign and Shipping Crate Stamps, perfect as a rustic backdrop for any garden or yard! Made with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils. Click for tutorial.

… and AFTER!

(now to play with that shed…)

Learn how to make this unique reclaimed wood tool fence with Farm Supply sign and Shipping Crate Stamps, perfect as a rustic backdrop for any garden or yard! Made with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils. Click for tutorial.

I really feel the addition of FARM SUPPLY finished it off right.

The Closed sign (tutorial HERE) came from my sign stash. Stencil is from HERE.

The chain, tools, galvanized tubs, barrel rings and whatever else were collected from salvage yards, garage sales and Granny and Grumpa’s Antiques.

And now I can proudly enjoy my collection (and use it if desired) AND not have to water a thing!

Learn how to make this unique reclaimed wood tool fence with Farm Supply sign and Shipping Crate Stamps, perfect as a rustic backdrop for any garden or yard! Made with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils. Click for tutorial.

Learn how to make this unique reclaimed wood tool fence with Farm Supply sign and Shipping Crate Stamps, perfect as a rustic backdrop for any garden or yard! Made with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils. Click for tutorial.

The fence theme seemingly tells the story of my own childhood surroundings while growing up on my farm. My Dad’s sheds were filled with rusty relics, thanks to living in rain country teamed up with leaky sheds.

I love that this sign design incorporates tools to equestrian gear right down to cows. It can be whatever you want it to be.

And I suppose the fact that you really are ‘always a farmer’s daughter’ doesn’t hurt…


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Here’s a short video of the process to achieve that perfectly imperfect stamped look!

What do you think of the finished look?

What would you do to the fence if it were yours?

Learn how to make an antique Farm Supply sign with this stencil by Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils!

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Visit the rest of this garden shed / fence series HERE

Or visit below:

The garden shed and fence before and after project - visit post to view all parts!

Part 1 – the before, the cleanup and all my dream plans

Part 2 – Why I (gasp!) removed all the backyard flowerbeds and planted grass instead…

Part 3 – New grass update

Part 4 – How I built the reclaimed wood fence

Part 5 – No flowerbed update and a simpler summer shed design

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  1. Wow what a great looking fence! Your creativity always amazes me.
    My mom had one of those narrow spades and it was her favourite, and become my favourite. I was always told it was a transplanting spade. Whatever the name, as long as it did the job!

  2. So you!! Looks amazing. You might add an old wash tub under the gutter nearby & make a water source for that part of the yard. Very creative repurposing!!

    • Thanks Susan, yes, it does feel very me! And I ever thought to turn that gutter into a water feature!

      I plan to replace it with a (ahem) shorter version… then I’d like to do what you suggested!

  3. This is such a cute project and fits perfectly! I would not have put any flowers that needed tending either. I am sure your such smile bright everutine you walk over there! Bravo!!

  4. WOW so cool. Looks great. Get some of those old metal chairs with the shell back, turn an old scrub bucket upside down, place a pitcher of cinnamon ice tea, some of those metal glasses and have a set down and relax. Great job. OH….love the up stencil going sideways….love, love, love.

  5. The fence area looks great….amazing difference. Organized, clean, and artistic. Cross another big project off your list.

  6. I’m swooning over it! L.O.V.E. IT! (I also love that you and your neighbor both were able to be happy too)!

    • Thanks Sharon! Hank had plans to cover my side of the fence, so I really let him off the hook big time! haha Such a great neighbour, I’m so fortunate to have got to play in my own way!

  7. Are you freaking kidding me????? How can I love a fence so much? That is art, fence art, and I happen to have a fence art pin board, so yes I pinned it. I’m also looking around for old tools, I know they are out there somewhere in my woods. What did Hank say?

  8. Hi Donna,

    Love your amazing new fence. You are very artistic as I have said before and an inspiration to us all. Thank you for sharing.

  9. Now that’s a fence with a whole lotta character – wow!!! The stencils add the perfect touch to give this amazing fence even more charm. Well done! I’m curious what neighbour Hank thinks of your side of the fence?

  10. The fence is GREAT!
    I love it….I wouldn’t change a t.h.i.n.g.!!!!
    You are the queen of recycling, reusing, repurposing…..congrats!!

    • Thanks Janice! Now I wish I could pull it into an area of the yard I can actually see all the time! Maybe I’ll have to rethink the chainlink fence along the back at some point… hmmm…

  11. Wow! That is soooo cool! Did you add stone to the ground in front of the shed as well? I now have to figure out which parts of this I can apply to my fence!

    • Thanks Laura! No stone. The grass grows right against the fence. I mow as close as possible, then use a weed trimmer and hand pull a little for the rest. The less put down, the less I have to upkeep!

  12. It’s amazing how you can take a bunch of worn out boards and some rusted tools and a little black paint and make incredibly beautiful fence Art!!! Love it.

  13. I LOVE the fact that this not only looks cool, but it’s a functional place to keep your ladders too! They fit right into the theme and don’t appear to be out of place. I have many unfinished jobs around my yard, you’re my inspiration to finish them up!

  14. This turned out so cool! I love the addition of the stencils. You don’t need any putzy annuals; your hydrangea bush has enough beauty to put anything else to shame anyway! You’re maybe going to want to add a little table and chair back there so you can enjoy your perfectly patinaed display!

  15. The fence turned out so well. Well worth the wait for inspiration! And I love all the rustic elements you added to the sweet rustic fence. You do “rustic” so well.

  16. Love your completed fence. I was eagerly awaiting the finished product. How like your style. Your neighbor tears his part of the fence and you request his torn down wood. I would have done the same. I so much appreciate your take on things Donna. You mentioned the stenciling doesn’t show up much from afar but as you get closer it’s apparent. Comes across as always having been there. It’s great!