last week i was driving to a young life women’s lunch and noticed a pile of picket fence that someone was throwing away. on the way out i stopped and asked the homeowner if i could take a chunk of his old fence. he looked at me like i was a crazy person and said, “sure, whatever.” i loaded up this piece of fence into my car and hauled it home. thankfully i have an understanding husband who was only too willing to help make something cool out of the old fence.here is what we started with:

i figured out that i wanted to make a piece for the wall in our bedroom, and showed jed where to cut. you can see the line he drew across the fence.

he cut across the board while i held the base of the fence.

here is the leftover fence piece.
i’m brainstorming project ideas for the leftover boards.

in the midst of the action, jackson tried to wander off. as usual.

i got distracted by a little eye candy. i cannot resist my man working hard in a pair of carhartts. seriously, look at that bootie.

here is the finished product.
i cleaned it up and it was ready to hang it on the wall.


here it is on the wall. i’m not sure i’m done with it yet.
i may add a cute clothesline with pictures pinned to it.
i’ll let you know.

i’m linking to :

 http://linda-coastalcharm.blogspot.com/
The Shabby Chic Cottage

25 Comments on picket fences – one man’s trash…

  1. Nice wall hanging. gotta love fences! I’ve picked up many in my day. Problem is, I usually try to get all the pieces in my van. Hate to leave anything behind!

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    Great project!

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  3. I love how we get our hubbies involved in “our” projects ๐Ÿ™‚
    I love chippy fences and windows and doors and oh! just about anything!
    I am chippy, too, so I can relate!
    I love your tagline– our home is debt-free financially, and in Christ, too!
    Have a happy, sunny, FuN, blessed day!

  4. Love the fence. It is the perfect amount of old! And yes nothing like a hubby in Carhartts…I have a carpenter, it is a daily site…don’t get me started on the tool belt! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Very neat! I have a section of fence much like yours that I’ve had in the basement for oh, probably at least 15 years! Now you’ve inspired me to finally do something with it!!

    Nancy

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