Thursday, June 20, 2019

Rustic Fence + New Roses

Rustic/Shabby Chic Fence Makeover!

I upcycled a rustic looking fence panel & gave it a makeover with things I already had on hand!  Read on for the entire story!


Roses around my rustic fence!
Roses around my rustic fence!
 As I mentioned in my state of the yard plants blog post a while back, we finally planted the 10 cent roses we got on clearance last year & I had grand plans for them!

I intentionally planted the climbing roses in the back & was planning on putting up a fence panel that the roses could climb on.

So I had roses & no fence panel to put behind them.

I was kind of putting off buying a fence panel because I’m super cheap & didn’t want to spend the money on one, especially since it would be covered up by roses!

Roses around my rustic fence!
Roses around my rustic fence!
 Last winter, I came across a rustic/shabby chic fence looking wood piece at one of our properties.  It then sat in the Kay House garage until about a month ago when we had to clear out the garage because the Kay House was going up for sale.  When I saw it again, I thought it would be perfect for my roses!

So…back to the roses.  Here’s the thing…they died!  I think we waited too long to get them in the ground & they just never recovered.

So now I had a fence panel & no roses.

Climbing Roses getting ready to be planted around my fence!
Climbing Roses getting ready to be planted around my fence!
Again, because I’m cheap, I began the search for cheap roses.  I was hoping to score an awesome deal on climbing roses.  I really wanted the cheap roses in the bag, but they were nowhere to be found!  I didn’t want to get the fancy knock out roses.  I was just looking for something cheap that I could plant in front of my fence.  After searching for what felt like forever, I finally found some climbing roses on 50% off clearance at Home Depot & picked a few up.

Now I had to get my fence panel ready.

You can see my journey on Instagram (I have it saved in my ‘rustic fence’ highlight), but I’m also going to write it all out here!

Behr Waterproofing Wood Stain

Behr Waterproofing Wood Stain in Chocolate
 Since my fence panel was bare wood, I wanted to paint it (of course, I didn’t take a ‘before’ picture!).  I found this deck stain in the basement from when we remodeled our house & decided to try it.

I did 2 coats on both sides of the fence.  I just brushed it on with a paintbrush, which was probably not the best idea!  I forgot that stain is super fickle & a process!  It would have been better to put it on with a rag & wipe it off quickly.  I’m surprised just brushing it on worked so well!  The coat is actually fairly even given my poor application technique!

Rustic/Shabby chic fence panel!

Rustic/Shabby chic fence panel!
 Something I love about this paint is that it can be cleaned up with soap & water!  A lot of stains are oil based & require mineral spirits or other things for cleanup.  Cleaning my brush was super easy with this stain!

Once we replaced the old & dead roses with the new ones, it was time to put the fence up!

Rustic/Shabby chic fence panel with roses around it!
Rustic/Shabby chic fence panel with roses around it!
Rustic/Shabby chic fence panel with roses around it!

We just used some stakes in the back to hold up the fence.  We put one in the front to keep it from falling forward & we were done!

I think it’s a super cute addition to our yard! 

Rustic/Shabby chic fence panel with roses around it!


The best part about this project was that it was free!  I’m a huge fan of upcycling things & I’m glad I was able to do that with this project!

Rustic/Shabby Chic Fence Makeover!

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