I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! This time of year is always a busy one for teachers, so I never seem to post as many blog posts as I’d like. Today, I’d like to share some super cute farmhouse projects with you all.
You can make this one with just a stencil, some scrap wood, some paint and some wood stain. You can even freehand it if you’re more artistically talented than I am. There are so many things I want to put on a sign like this one! I can’t wait to make a few more.
I made this box from some mis-measured wood pieces from another project, and some walnut wood stain. I have used this box for Christmas, for spring, for fall, and for winter. It’s so much fun to decorate with!
If you follow the blog or social media for our farm Wild Orchard Organic Farms, then you already know about this project.
Where we live, the soil is red clay. This is great for permanently staining your clothes and shoes and making pottery, but it really isn’t great for planting and growing. For this reason, we have recently started container gardening and raised bed gardening. Raised beds are most certainly expensive, and so is raised bed soil. Lumber is nearly astronomical right now.
My work routinely receives shipments on pallets, of which they then have to dispose. Most of the time, pallets have broken slats, but still a lot of usuable wood on them. I took home seven pallets, took them apart (which was the hard part) and decided what size I wanted them to be. I framed the corners with some old 4×4 posts that I had.
And then I built five of them. Eventually, I will sand them all and paint them all white.
Then, I cut the bags in half and removed the bottoms and tops of them, and used them as a weed barrier. I then added the Miracle Grow raised bed mix.
Our old house had this fantastic front porch, but our new one does not have a front porch at all. We do have a pretty amazing back porch.
Well, at least it could be amazing if we would clean it up. And paint it. And put the ladder away. Truthfully, we are currently working on it.
For instance, I wanted a cute side table for the rocking chairs but I really couldn’t find what I wanted. I also didn’t really want to spend money for anything new. So I did what I always do. I decided to use something i already had on hand- a flower pot and a wood circle.
I decided if I made these things into a little side table, I could store pillows under the wood slice in the flower pot. So I grabbed a can of stain in my favorite finish.
And I got to work.
Two coats later, I had this:
Our porch still has a long way to go, but I do really like how this works. I got a cute little storage table for less than $50 and I found a new use for things I already had.
Be prepared for some more quick and easy projects soon!