Could your potting bench use a sign or handy garden tool hanger? Here’s how to stencil an easy charming Potting Shed sign using an old rake!
When I was asked to create some garden themed stencils, one of the first ideas that popped into my mind was to do up a rustic shed reveal with potting shed garden sign.
A potting bench was something that would entice you outdoors, keeping you creating, through the beauty of flowers and plants.
Plus, I wanted a bench! Hey… maybe I’d even garden. 🙂
But nothing ever materialized.
So finally, a rustic shed reveal with potting shed garden sign plus a potting bench made from two sawhorses transpired!
Let’s start with a Potting Shed sign, with a fun twist!
Then I’ll share how the sawhorse potting bench turned out too!
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Supplies you’ll need:
2 reclaimed wood planks (these measure 3 ¾” x 36″ each).
old rake head
Potting Shed stencil
Potting Shed is a garden-themed stencil perfect for spring and summer to decorate your garden shed with! It includes a potted flowers graphics for just the right finishing decorative touch!
So let’s make a super cute garden sign that is also productive!
Designing the sign
a) Two boards were fit together, to accommodate the Potting Shed stencil.
Each board measured approximately 3 ¾” deep x 36″ long.
b) Fusion Mineral Paint’s Casement (white) was coated in the main areas of the boards where the stencil would be placed, for higher visibility.
How to position the rake
c) Decide on placement of rake and graphics.
How to stencil the images
d) Using Fusion’s Chocolate, stencil Tours Until Dusk first, then move up Potting Shed, to miss most of the rake.
How to stencil:
- Load stencil brush with paint, then remove most onto a cloth until brush feels dry.
- Tap paint through stencil to create image.
- When repositioning the stencil, ensure the back is dry before moving.
Adding a flower border
e) Choosing just the flowers from the Potting Shed stencil, stencil them along the bottom of the sign, just short of the rake sides.
Don’t the flowers make the cutest border?!
Tip: Every time the flowers were stencilled, I flipped the stencil around, and positioned the stencil higher or lower than the last, so the flowers would appear more random.
The finished sign!
f) Lightly distress the stenciled sign images with a palm sander to achieve a naturally weathered look.
g) And add rusty junk jewelry for good measure! Ok… and to hold the boards together. I just love the character it adds.
And here’s the rest of the shed!
A potting shed tour
This Potting Shed sign fits right in!
Not only does it make a statement on this shed, it’s also super productive and can hang garden tools!
It was so fun to truly pot plants on that potting bench too!
Isn’t it even pretty in all its messy glory?
Potting bench reveal
The saw horse potting bench was easy to create!
Two sawhorses pose as the legs, then add boards on top with a flowerbed underneath!
Some galvanized goods were stacked for storage underneath the bench, and as garden fillers. It really is a potting bench in action, plus a garden feature!
You may have noticed some boards missing from the top of the potting bench, compared to the first draft.
The option for a shelf or table size is awesome!
The shelf allows the sun and rain to hit the plants below. And when more working space is required, 3 more planks plunked on top will do the trick.
Garden junk planter ideas
Recognize that oil funnel from my branch ladder flower stand?
I replaced the wire vine with a new one. Love it!
The plants in clay pots and rusty junk teamed up with the cute Potting Bench sign with an old rake is rustic and really creates a whimsical backdrop for a backyard!
The overgrown rustic shed before…
Welcome back, Rustic shed reveal with potting shed garden sign with an old rake!
I just love your new summer outfit… and it’s so productive too!
What do you think of the refreshed shed look?
Read the entire series
Part 3 – shed reveal with potting bench and new sign – you are here
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