She Sees Value In This Old Fence And Watch What She Makes!...

She Sees Value In This Old Fence And Watch What She Makes! (FREE!)

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This is not for faint of heart, so put those big girl/boy pants on, because today we are remodeling old fence posts.We are going to be compiling all of our HGTV home decorating ideas with our home sweet home decorative accessories. My favorite was the marble fence post, my kids loved this idea, so I tried it out.

Before the makeover, my fences were plain and there was nothing really to “oooohhhh or ahhhhhh” at, So I wanted to spruce it up in an unconventional way. I did that by buying some glass marbles (different sizes and colors) all you need to do is make sure that light canget through, (some marbles are too opaque for this project).

Anyway, all I really did was drill some holes (randomly) into the fence panels. Don’t worry if they need to be bigger, just widen as necessary using a drill bit. Next, I put some CA glue only on the part of the marble that would not be seen (so you basically should leave both faces of the marble glue-free, that’s where the light will travel in).Next I gently tapped the marbles into the fence holes with a wooden mallet.PLEASE DO NOT use a hammer for the love of all that is holy, you will break the marble! At first one-panel couldtake, you about15-20 minutes, but thattime should lessen once you get a rhythm going.

Ok so after the hard part. You should start to notice thesun hit the fence. I know mine came out so amazing! There were gem-like beams of light everywhere in my yard and in the front of my house.The look was almost out of a fairytale story, it looked kinda like a Disney home!Not to mention it still looks so beautiful even without the sunlight, so i’m gladto know that if there’s no light it won’tbe a dud. This type of fence would be an amazing addition to holiday decorating. Though,to be honest, it would actually fit into ANY event. It’s just timeless in my opinion and worthy of being added to anyone’s home design ideas. I hope you enjoyed the DIY and that you can use this to make your own inspired fence!

Chicken fence installed to keep some order around here! | design home ideas for livestock

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I don’t know if you ever chased a chicken that got out of the coup…how did that work out for ya? Exactly! Are they fast right? I put my Usain Bolt shoes away and built for my feathery babies an enclosure that would keep them safe, my home decor intact (you know what I mean, they poop everywhere!). I made the fence post using some wooden pallets (I recycle) and because it was for the chickens (they don’t care about sanding and varnish), I honestly didn’t need to do much other than nailing them together.

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Using old fencing posts for bed headboard | log home ideas

Using old fencing posts for bed headboard | log home ideas

Our home decor go-to has always been rustic inclined, but I didn’t think for one minute when I needed a new headboard for the bedroom I would be turning to old fencing. However, here we are and I was inspired to try this by reading a log home ideas magazine (they get you to try things ah tell ya!). I took out the 11 flat panel fencing from the barn and measured what I would need to make the width of the bed. 11 panels exact, lady luck was smiling on me.
The fencing post needed sanding down and a new paint job (I chose a chocolate-ty color to match my sheets and throw pillows), after the paint was dried, I simply mounted it to the wall with some wood screws (don’t forget to measure the height of the bed against the headboard). Done and done!

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Garden bench made from an old fence post | country home decor

Garden bench made from an old fence post | country home decor

Being a country girl, I gravitate towards country home decor like a bee to honey, and I like to drink my tea in my garden too, that’s why I felt I needed a bench that would facilitate my desire to sit outside and keep my country theme alive all at the same time (I could be theatrical at times 🙂 ). So with four decorative posts, six 6″ fences, 2 x 4 and 1×4 in the kitty, I began my task of building the garden bench, again measurements had to be on point since I didn’t have extra fencing that would allow me to start over. It took about 2.5 days for me to complete the building and painting of my bench. I choose white since I already had so many colors going on in the garden, the white background fit in nicely! Now my bench is smack dab in the middle of my garden where everyone could see it. See this is why I had to excel in this hobby lobby home decor task, people are watching!

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Making my hummingbirds their own fence | easter home decor

Making my hummingbirds their own fence | easter home decor

My easter home decor routine throughout the years has mostly been the same thing, I change the drapes, hide the eggs (for the kids), bake the bread yada yada…this year I wanted to do something special for my winged friends that visit my flower garden; I was going to build a fence post for the birds. Using some flat panel fence posts (that were sanded prior to my having them) I painted four out of the eight posts in various colors, then cut little roof like tiles for the top of the individual panels, after, I cut holes into the top of the panels (making it look like a birdhouse).
The finished post then sat squarely in the middle of the perennials where I was sure to get some bird watching done.

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Fencing in my small livestock |cheap country home decor

Fencing in my small livestock |cheap country home decor

Pallet fencing is our fence of choice because it’s extremely useful in country home decor. If we need to move them it’s easily broken down, same if the animals damage it, we can patch it up in no time at all and best of all 99% of the time it’s free! You can try this type of fencing by simply cordoning off the area you want to be enclosed and supporting the pallets by some 4×4 posts in between the fence placements and screwing them to the pallets. It’s that simple.

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Fall season home decorating with fence posts!

Fall season home decorating with fence posts!

Fall is my favorite season and I always go all out with my home decorating. This year in honor of “pumpkin season” I fashioned one of my Halloween decorations using three discarded 4×4 posts. I painted the stripes and polka dots in orange and white and I thought that it really gave the posts a “pumpkin identity” and it looked just fantastic on the porch corner. Then I added some burlap material (cut into strips) and tied it around the freshly painted fence posts, and to finish the look I used to some green material tied to the top that looked similar to a green pumpkin stalk!

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A “welcome” to my home signpost that stole the show!

Who wants a boring old mat when you can have a distinguished looking signpost that does a better job? That’s what I was thinking anyway when I started this home design project. It was easy to assemble and I will show you what to do!
Supplies:
One signpost 4×4 (36″)
One 4″x4″ /one 6″x6″ / one 8″x8″ pieces of pine wood
Wood glue
Galvanize nails

Glue to the ends of the post the 6″x6″ pine wood pieces and secure with a galvanize nail, then choose what side you want to be the “standing end” and glue the 8″x8″ to that side and use 4 nails to secure it to the 6″x6″ already there. Then glue to the top of the post the remaining 4″x4″ (no nail needed). Finally, paint your post your desired color (I used a very dark brown). When the post dries completely install the hardware that will support the welcome sign. To save time, I bought my sign at my local home decor store and you can too. Welcome signpost complete and lit!

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Iron & wood fencing options when you just can’t choose!

Iron & wood fencing options when you just can't choose!

Guys, let me tell you right now, I did not build this…but I installed it myself! My wife wanted to use wrought iron for our fence at home and I just wanted to wood. Needless to say, we both compromised (although she has more wrought iron than I got wood) and found someone to build this for us. It was also really easy to install too. So if you feel like everyone is at loggerheads in the house about what materials to use for fencing, just play around with the idea of combing two materials instead of using just one, chances are the materials might work really well together and you can end up with something that’s really lovely and original.

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Lattice fencing using old & new wooden fence panels | prime home decor

Lattice fencing using old & new wooden fence panels | prime home decor

I love it when I see a lattice fence come together after being neglected (like mine was) for too long. Lattice is a decorative way to block off your area as opposed to just having some straight cut fences installed and in addition to it being so awesome to look at, it’s ventilated so air passes in and out keeping the area cool. For these types of home decor projects will insist that you DO NOT DO IT YOURSELF but get help. My hubby tore down the old fence we had up and got his friend to bring over some new panels and help reinstall the whole shindig. The rotted parts (or the parts we just couldn’t save) were thrown out and the remodeling was seamlessly done incorporating old with the new (you simply couldn’t tell the difference). The lattice was then affixed to the top of the reinforced fenced and we were all done.

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Snail mail just got more organized | cute home decor ideas

Snail mail just got more organized | cute home decor ideas

When I go out to get the mail, it was always stuffed into the mailbox, God forbid I missed a day, well then the whole thing was pure chaos and my mailman was displeased when that happened because now I am making his work harder right? I wanted to solve the issue and still get something fashionable and cute out of it, so I asked my best friend a seasoned DIY-er to help me out and build a life-sized in and out trays for the mailman and me to use. She turned up with a slab of wood, two slim metal like envelopes and some letters…Now I know I asked that SHE build it and then bring it, but she has a sense of humor and insisted I start doing these things for myself (but she would help me). So I clumsily follow the instructions she called out which included words like “pound the nail here, stain this, wait, attach this” and some others I simply can’t remember. BUT (most importantly) I built it (just don’t ask me to build you one hahaha), it looks spectacular and my post is sorted and my mailman is happy with me again!

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Creative bed made from fence post & huge wooden pallet!

Creative bed made from fence post & huge wooden pallet!

Would somebody come take a look at this? This right here is dedication, honey! My son needed a new bed and I refused, refused to spend more money on a bed I knew he would grow out of in no time at all. Not to mention he had the smallest room in the house! I told my husband get down into that wood storage room and find me some wood to build a new bed for our son (and that he did).
The pallet was wide enough and only needed sanding and a light stain to make it habitable. The legs for the loft bed turned out to be a bit tricker, I couldn’t find anything until my eyes came across some old fence posts that were sturdy enough to support the pallet and a couple small kids.
We measured for posts at the exact height needed (we didn’t want him too close to the ceiling) and then we cut the holes in for the three braces and the holes in the pallet to accept the legs of the post. A better bed was never made and a better sleep was never had until this project was completed.

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Making a fence from old doors | Pinterest home decor

Making a fence from old doors | Pinterest home decor

My first question was, where I am going to get all of these old doors to complete my latest exterior home design idea. Instead of using all fence panels I wanted doors and I got it… I found myself 10 old doors to repurpose into a to die for backyard fence, from every nook and cranny. My truck was filled by the time I was done collecting what I needed for my back fence. To install we used some extra fence posts about three in between every two doors and a support brace at the bottom of the fence, the doors were then screwed into the supporting fence panels and that was that. I didn’t repaint and I didn’t sand them. I felt that they looked really good maintaining their original look.

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Decorative pallet fence | barnwood home decor

Decorative pallet fence | barnwood home decor

So you painted your fence posts and it still doesn’t look finished, to spruce up your fencing you can add little-potted plants containing herbs and flowers, this type of decor will look and serve its purpose in a garden.

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Using fence post as murals | michaels home decor

Using fence post as murals | michaels home decor

So, I was in need of some privacy and I wanted to have a fence installed as soon as possible. I didn’t want the usual look that everyone had (white picket fence type). I wanted rustic and whimsical decor for my space. Pete suggested instead of us sanding and painting our fences we could paint on them, create murals between the spaces using old pieces of wood (that we already had). I really liked the idea and it took off after that discussion. Our fence now has a unique and vintage look!

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Creating a cheap fence on sloping landscape

Creating a cheap fence on sloping landscape

I live on a weird piece of land, it slopes and it was really hard to get good fencing that would work with the natural curve of the land. So I found mesh to be a better option for those living on slopes like I am. It’s much cheaper to maintain but it might cost a bit more because it’s cheaper to maintain (I know…crazy.) You can also get light coming through your fencing as opposed to a wooden fence and it’s easier installation overall, the options for color are limited, but I am a dude…so I don’t really care about the aesthetics, I just need functionality.

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