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
5 – Adding facia boards and decorating the shed for fall (you are here)
Shed facia boards
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
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.
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…
To further the orchard picking season story, a simple and easy Open sign was in order!
- Cut plank to desired length.
- Stencil Open in black onto the board.
- Stencil used: Open / Closed HERE
- Drill 2 holes, then insert twine to hang up the sign.
Fall directional signs
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:
Supplies I used:
Black and white paint (I used Fusion Mineral Paint’s Coal Black and Casement)
Cordless drill and screws
- Cut random boards to desired length.
- Angle arrow tips by cutting at a 45 degree angle.
- Collect these 4 fall directional sign stencils from HERE
- Stencil in tones that will allow the letters to contrast well with their backgrounds. I used Fusion Mineral Paint’s Coal Black And Casement.
- Once dry, lightly sand with a palm sander to further distress.
- 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!
.Click above to watch a short video of the easy sign making process!
Music: Build Together by Taketones
Cute, huh? You just can’t do this random fall directional sign look wrong!
So let’s continue the fall orchard story with that little ‘pumpkin field’ along the side of the shed…
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!
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!
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?
Other related posts you may enjoy:
Visit many other up-cycled fall decorating projects HERE