Stained Art for My Yard

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The weather is perfect for being outdoors and working in the yard. I am an artist, and love to do furniture makeovers. My specialty is using wipe on wood stain to create images on pallets and furniture. I love sunflowers, well my sunflowers, lol, they are whimsical and imperfect. I scored a bundle of wood slats at Lowe’s for $20 so I decided I was going to add a pallet wall and stain a beautiful design on it and put it in a section of fence. The video that is attached is more of a viewing video, although I do talk about the process as I stain.

Here it is and I am starting the first flower. I had to lay it on two patio tables to work on it because it was so big. The process is called stain shading. You use stain as you would paint to create art. These are not stencils.

It’s coming along. I sanded the piece to a 150grit to help the stain look like I wanted it to.

I love how it is coming along.

It’s up! We just put the fence up. It separates the immediate yard. I planted rose vines on each section of the fence except the one where I put the art piece.

My hope is the roses will fill in the fence and then I can direct it to go above the piece. I sealed with a heavy duty polyurethane to keep it weather proof, I am sure I will have to do it yearly. I also need to trim off the backer boards that are peeking out the sides. It really is a great conversation piece. To see more of my work and the fun things I do visit my Facebook Page at


Forgive my sniffles, it’s been windy all week and working outside had my allergies screaming!

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  • Kristy E. Lee
    on Jan 20, 2020

    Wow. You are so talented!

  • Heje
    on Jan 22, 2020

    Is there any stain on the light parts?

    on Mar 8, 2020

    I Love your SUNFLOWERS. And your honey bees also the little girl on her swing,with her back towards us. So Pretty. I wish you could share something with us. I'm going to try anyway.To Pretty not to. Thank you for sharing your Art work I've seen a good bit of it your very Good.You should be VERY PLEASED With Yourself.My Mother was an Artist.She hadd a few Art Gallerys in New Orleans. Do you sell any of your Art Work?

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