Fall rustic shed with crate window box and directional signs

How to decorate a fall rustic shed with crate window box filled with white pumpkins and fall directional signs stenciled with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils. Click to the full tour and full tutorials plus a helpful video!

Fall rustic shed with crate window box and directional signs

As most who follow here already, I’ve been working on saving my little rustic garden shed out back this summer. And today, I’m sharing the final reveal… with a fall twist!

Welcome to Part 5 – The finally finished fall rustic shed with crate window box and directional signs!

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Save the Shed series

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1 – Repairing a shed with demo tips (start HERE)

2 – Framing a shed with door making tips

3 – Adding reclaimed wood siding and a shingled gable

4 – Building a shed barn door with rusty junk hardware (and semi reveal)

5 – Adding facia boards and decorating the shed for fall (you are here)

Visit all installments to date HERE

Visit all rustic garden shed posts HERE

How to decorate a fall rustic shed with crate window box filled with white pumpkins and fall directional signs stenciled with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils. Click to the full tour and full tutorials plus a helpful video!

Shed facia boards

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The newest addition to the shed are the added black facia boards.

The original shed facias were previously made with 2x4s in which one had rotted off. So I replaced it with a new 2x4s, primed it, then covered all the facias with black reclaimed wood which matches the door.

I love how it turned out! The shed is neutral, and ready for ANY kind of decorating!

And isn’t the shed looking spiffy all dressed up with fall decorating?! Let’s zoom in for a closer peek…

Fall rustic shed with crate window box

and directional signs

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How to decorate a fall rustic shed with crate window box filled with white pumpkins and fall directional signs stenciled with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils. Click to the full tour and full tutorials plus a helpful video!

Learn how to make this Orchard crate HERE

View You Pick Orchard stencil HERE

You Pick Orchard crate window box

 

You may recognize the You Pick Orchard crate I shared HERE, which is now acting as a window box filled to the brim with fresh fall produce ‘ready to purchase!’ How cute, right?!

The crate is attached to the shed with screws, along with a couple of support boards underneath.

How to decorate a fall rustic shed with crate window box filled with white pumpkins and fall directional signs stenciled with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils. Click to the full tour and full tutorials plus a helpful video!

That’s the beauty of the word ‘orchard’. It can mean anything desired.

And these little white pumpkins with a few peaches mixed with grapevine leaves fills up the crate window box up perfectly. Why just fill a window box with plants that need continued care? This is equally fun!

Faux produce may work for your own chosen window boxes too! Here are some adorable faux white pumpkins…


How to decorate a fall rustic shed with crate window box filled with white pumpkins and fall directional signs stenciled with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils. Click to the full tour and full tutorials plus a helpful video!

Learn how to make Open and Closed signs with Open | Closed stencils from Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils

View Open / Closed 3-piece stencil kit HERE

Open sign

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To further the orchard picking season story, a simple and easy Open sign was in order!

How-to:

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How to decorate a fall rustic shed with crate window box filled with white pumpkins and fall directional signs stenciled with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils. Click to the full tour and full tutorials plus a helpful video!

Fall directional signs

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Peeking around the corner are a few new/old signs. I was so inspired by Becky at Beyond The Picket Fence’s random directional signs HERE, I desired to style a few myself using reclaimed boards!

I love how random they look, as if they’ve been made at different times.

Simple to make too! Here’s how:

How to decorate a fall rustic shed with crate window box filled with white pumpkins and fall directional signs stenciled with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils. Click to the full tour and full tutorials plus a helpful video!

Supplies I used:

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Find all 4 fall directional sign stencils HERE

Stencil brush

(I prefer dome tipped stencil brushes like these HERE)

Black and white paint (I used Fusion Mineral Paint’s Coal Black and Casement)

Miter saw

Cordless drill and screws


How to decorate a fall rustic shed with crate window box filled with white pumpkins and fall directional signs stenciled with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils. Click to the full tour and full tutorials plus a helpful video!

How to decorate a fall rustic shed with crate window box filled with white pumpkins and fall directional signs stenciled with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils. Click to the full tour and full tutorials plus a helpful video!

How-to:

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  1. Cut random boards to desired length.
  2. Angle arrow tips by cutting at a 45 degree angle.
  3. Collect these 4 fall directional sign stencils from HERE
  4. Stencil in tones that will allow the letters to contrast well with their backgrounds. I used Fusion Mineral Paint’s Coal Black And Casement.
  5. Once dry, lightly sand with a palm sander to further distress.
  6. Mount signs to surface of choice starting with 1 screw per sign. Twist to desired angle, then add more screws to stabilize if desired.

I didn’t photograph all the steps of creating the signs, however I did capture the steps in the short video below!


Video

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.Click above to watch a short video of the easy sign making process!

Music: Build Together by Taketones

How to decorate a fall rustic shed with crate window box filled with white pumpkins and fall directional signs stenciled with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils. Click to the full tour and full tutorials plus a helpful video!

Cute, huh? You just can’t do this random fall directional sign look wrong!

How to decorate a fall rustic shed with crate window box filled with white pumpkins and fall directional signs stenciled with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils. Click to the full tour and full tutorials plus a helpful video!

So let’s continue the fall orchard story with that little ‘pumpkin field’ along the side of the shed…

Creative outdoor fall decorating idea: use a red antique wheelbarrow inside a flowerbed acting as if it's harvesting pumpkins from a field!

The smallest patch of soil was all that was needed to harvest pumpkins. Don’t have to water these either. LOL

And of course, the antique wheelbarrow is ready to haul those cute white pumpkins to your vehicle right after you pick out your favorites!

How to decorate a fall rustic shed with crate window box filled with white pumpkins and fall directional signs stenciled with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils. Click to the full tour and full tutorials plus a helpful video!

And that wraps up this fall rustic shed with crate window box and directional signs tour!

This finished shed (on 2 sides anyway…) is proving to be a lot of fun to play with!

How to decorate a fall rustic shed with crate window box filled with white pumpkins and fall directional signs stenciled with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils. Click to the full tour and full tutorials plus a helpful video!

Which makes me think… can’t wait to see what the shed’s Christmas story will be next!

What have you decorated for fall that’s outdoors? Think you’ll consider decorating a shed or fence for fun?

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Other related posts you may enjoy:

Read the entire Save The Shed series on how this little rustic garden shed was saved. Each step teaches you how to demo, frame, add siding and decorate!

Visit all Save The Shed installments to date HERE

Learn how to make these arrow tipped fall directional signs. Click to full tutorial plus helpful video!

Learn how to make these fall directional signs with easy arrow tips

View White chippy fall directional signs

Learn how to make these Christmas or winter directional signs with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils. Click to full tutorial.

How to create winter directional signs

Visit many other up-cycled fall decorating projects HERE

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19 thoughts on “Fall rustic shed with crate window box and directional signs

  1. Donna,

    I made a comment on one of your earlier posts about your shed not looking rustic as it once was before the remodel and via a click-through either from your website or another, I found some chalk paint maker had a product called “Weathered Barn” paint. Who knew?! Your updated shed looks just fine and I wish it were mine. Happy Fall.

  2. Donna, I couldn’t love it more! Love the black touches, the window box, signs and the cute bell hanging by the door!

  3. Your precious shed is just adorable. I am so glad you were able to salvage it. What a lot of work. You should pat yourself on the back!

  4. She’s Back!!!!!!!!!! And looking so good from her facia board top to her well-balanced and level little bottom. You did an amazing job, Donna. It’s going to be so lovely seeing her through all the seasons.

  5. You are amazing. How do you do this by yourself? Seriously, maybe you could offer tips on how to do things like position a heavy 2×4 door frame in place all by yourself.

    • Thank-you Marie! And that’s a very good point, I nearly shared how to do a few of the framing steps, but since I was in high-learn mode, I didn’t feel I qualified to teach it quite yet! haha

      But to position the door into place, I basically dragged it outside myself, then put some scrap wood on the threshold, placed the door on top, added the hinges then removed the scrap wood. It worked great!

  6. Love your fall shed and the fact that it has been renovated to live on and enjoy your decorating efforts. Can’t wait for Christmas!

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