Recycling Fence Posts Into Art

Thanks to Between Naps on the Porch for hosting Metamorphosis Monday!


After fencing off a portion of our yard, we had a big pile of scrap wood.  I wanted to do something with it, so I figured I would use what we have and make some art.  

All the pieces started off looking like this:


I have three chocolate brown and light blue candle plates that I wasn’t showcasing as I had hoped, so I painted the wood white and adhered the plates to the wood.


I swear she poses herself.  I am NOT kidding!

I swear she poses herself. I am NOT kidding!

I’ve signed up for a Spring Swap at Bakow Babble, so I thought I’d start making a door hanging for my swap partner.  I don’t know who my partner is yet, but when I find out, I’ll add their name to this black sign.


After I decoupage the  green leaves onto the black sign, I’ll add some varnish to help the sign stand up to the April wind.

The last piece of wood I painted blue.  I plan to make a “welcome baby” sign for my friend who is having a boy.  


I will post pictures of the completed signs in the next few weeks.

Check out some of my other metamorphosis:

Homemade Baby Shower Invitations

Creepy Crafting with Mod Podge

A “Welcome Baby” wreath for $5

A Spring Banner

Thanks for stopping by Casa Petrie.  Enjoy checking out everyone’s awesome posts!

This entry was posted on Sunday, April 5th, 2009 at 9:22 pm and is filed under art, crafts, frugality, gifts, Metamorphosis Monday.

12 Responses to “Recycling Fence Posts Into Art”

  1. Mary Says:

    I like what you did with the candle plates and your assistant is cute too! Mary @ Boogieboard Cottage

  2. Linderhof Says:

    You’ve made lemonade out of lemons. Great idea and now I’ll bet you’ll be sorry when that wood is gone — rather than be glad!

  3. Robin Rane' ~ All Things Heart and Home Says:

    Look how great these are turning out! I would love to see the rest of the finished products sometimes!!!
    All Things Heart and Home

  4. Shelia Says:

    How cute is this? Now that is a very beautiful helper! You had better be careful, some one might offer her a job on The Price Is Right because she sures knows how to pose.
    Be a sweetie,
    shelia ;)

  5. DesignTies Says:

    That’s a great and creative way to display your plates — which are beautiful!! Love the colours and the simple flower design :-)

    Looks like you’ve got a little model-in-the-making there!! :-)

    Thanks for your comment on my virtual kitchen post. It was a lot of fun to put together, and I hope I’ll be able to make it a reality one day :-)

    Kelly @ DesignTies

  6. susan Says:

    Looks like an expensive piece of art in an expensive catalog with an expensive cute kid model! :)

  7. ann Says:

    Your daughter is a doll.She HAS to be a model someday.
    How smart of you.I can’t wait to see the outcome…ann

  8. Laura Ingalls Gunn Says:

    I am stopping by via BNOTP. Great transformation!

  9. Isa Says:

    What a clever idea, and what a darling daughter!
    Have a wonderful week,
    xo Isa

  10. Martha Says:

    Oh how clever you are! Your daughter is quite cute! Thanks for stopping by – please visit me again

  11. Michelle Says:

    What a cutie she is! Your project is great, I love it! So glad you came by to see the bathroom. I did have a lot of accessories around my house that I was able to find a new home for in the bathroom.

  12. janet Says:

    what a brilliant idea!!!! your art looks awesome and your little girl sure is a cutie pie.

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