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
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
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
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.
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…
View Open / Closed 3-piece stencil kit HERE
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:
Find all 4 fall directional sign stencils HERE
(I prefer dome tipped stencil brushes like these HERE)
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 all Save The Shed installments to date HERE
Learn how to make these fall directional signs with easy arrow tips
View White chippy fall directional signs
How to create winter directional signs
Visit many other up-cycled fall decorating projects HERE
20 thoughts on “Fall rustic shed with crate window box and directional signs”
Love it! Great job, Donna.
WOW! How gorgeous! All the rustic goodness is just beautiful – great job Donna!
I absolutely love it!!!
Awesome job Donna!
Pat yourself on the back – YOU did it!
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.
I knew it was going to be amazing and you did not disappoint! Love how you turned the DIY crate into a window box. I can’t wait to see how you decorate it for the holidays!
So so cute. Although, I’d use it as a get away little cottage. 🙂
Donna, I couldn’t love it more! Love the black touches, the window box, signs and the cute bell hanging by the door!
Very inspiring! It looks just wonderful! We have a little shed – maybe next year?
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!
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.
This is absolutely adorable. Love the additions of the signs, and that window box idea is genius!
Thanks Beth! Christmas is next! It’s like having a new toy outside to play with now! haha
I just love what you have done with your shed!!!
Just beautiful! All your hard work paid off nicely. What a great job!
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!
Oh my, that is the cutest! Your own little cabin in the woods!
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!
That shed is the cutest!!! I could have one of those in my back yard as my office 🙂 Pinning!