How to Make a Garden Sign

If you've been around a while you know how much I like to completely take apart a cast off and make 
something new from the pieces.




This time I found a great old oak lamp-table in front 
of my neighbors house, spider eggs and all.

After dis-assembling the whole lamp I had a vision.

I thought the front folding shelf would make the perfect garden sign.


I screwed the shelf to another straight board that broke off the other side of the table. 

Isn't it the perfect sign shape?



I loved the color and the texture of the bare wood, no painting needed!

I printed out the word "GARDEN" on my computer
and used graphite paper to transfer the letters to the sign.


On the back of the sign I attached a rusty metal stake to help the sign stay securely in the ground.


I painted in the letters, then sealed the sign with a poly sealer. 





The bunny likes it too!


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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife of 28 years, the mother of 4 daughters, and the grandmother of 4 grandsons. I am a DIY Blogger and a part time PreK teacher.

Comments

  1. Spider eggs and all - you crack me up! What a great sign. I love that you didn't paint it!

    Jeanine

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  2. You are so creative, Susan! I love that sign. The curve to it gives it such a nice look. I think you used a much easier font on your sign. Of course, I had to pick something so curly and swirly as a font on mine! Really not a good idea for someone with shaky hands.

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  3. Oh so cute! I love that sign.

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  4. Recycle and reuse...love it. The sign is adorable.

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  5. thats a perfect little sign,, I do love the shape of it.

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  6. Wow, Susan! How Creative. I Love it. Thanks for all your inspiration. Enjoy your Day!!!!

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  7. I have to tuck that info in my memory banks, because I don't usually think like that....... "Bliss, you can take things apart to use them. Disassemble".

    ~Bliss~

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  8. Susan you could use the pole base to hold a birdhouse in your garden too!

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  9. Yes..I have been around enough to know you are very good at making something sweet out of something ugly! Great Garden sign.

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