Thursday, June 20, 2019

Rustic Fence + New Roses

DIY Rustic fence with climbing roses | On The Creek Blog
By using items I already had, I made a rustic looking fence panel!

As I mentioned in my spring yard walk, we finally planted our 10 cent roses & I couldn't wait to see what would happen with them!

I intentionally planted the climbing roses in the back & planned to put up a fence panel for them to climb on.

So I had the roses but not the fence panel.

Because I always want to do things on an extreme budget, I was putting off buying a fence panel.  I couldn't see spending a ton of money on something that would eventually be covered up by roses!




DIY Rustic fence with climbing roses | On The Creek Blog
DIY Rustic fence with climbing roses | On The Creek Blog
DIY Rustic fence with climbing roses | On The Creek Blog
Last winter, I came across a rustic/shabby chic fence looking wood piece at a property we were working on.  It then sat in the Kay House garage until about a month ago when we cleared the garage because the house was going up for sale.

When I saw the wood piece again, I thought it would make a perfect fence panel for my roses.

But here's the thing about the roses...

They died!

I think we waited too long to get them in the ground & they never recovered from it.

So now I had a fence panel but no roses.

DIY Rustic fence with climbing roses | On The Creek Blog
DIY Rustic fence with climbing roses | On The Creek Blog
DIY Rustic fence with climbing roses | On The Creek BlogSo now I had a fence panel but no roses! Because I'm budget everything, I began to search for cheap roses.  I was hoping to find a deal on climbing roses.  I really wanted the super cheap roses that come in a bag, but they were nowhere to be found!  I didn't want anything fancy.  After searching for what felt like forever, I finally found some 50% off clearance climbing roses at Home Depot & picked a few up.

Now I needed to get my fence panel ready.
DIY Rustic fence with climbing roses | On The Creek Blog
DIY Rustic fence with climbing roses | On The Creek Blog
Since my fence panel was bare wood, I wanted to paint it.  I found this deck stain in the basement from back when we remodeled our house & decided to try it on this project.

I did 2 coats on both sides of the fence.  I brushed it on with a paint brush, forgetting that it was actually stain & should be applied & wiped off!  I just kept going with the paint brush technique & it surprisingly worked out well.  The coat is actually fairly even given my poor application!
DIY Rustic fence with climbing roses | On The Creek Blog
DIY Rustic fence with climbing roses | On The Creek Blog
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 fence with climbing roses | On The Creek Blog
Rustic fence with climbing roses | On The Creek Blog
Rustic fence with climbing roses | On The Creek Blog
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 fence with climbing roses | On The Creek Blog
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!



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