Weeds for Sale - Dirt Cheap! Fun DIY Garden Sign

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Weeds 4 Sale – Dirt Cheap!
DH replaced the steps leading to our basement, so I took the old boards and painted a sign for the garden – my "step garden" behind my garage.
Here are the step-by-step instructions>>>
1. Grab a board, any board. I used an old one with chippy paint – very rustic and not good for much else.
2. Hand draw your wording – you don't have to be perfect. Enjoy a little whimsy and just write it on and paint the letters with black paint and a little paint brush. I saw this saying on Pinterest – by Shelley at Sow and Dipity. She has so many really cute signs.
3. Take some sand paper and rough it up a bit to make it consistently "worn looking."
4. Add a little bit of pizazz – add fun stuff like a piece of hardware made into a dragon fly or hand paint a sunflower or bees buzzing around. I also added a second color to the letters to make it pop.
Take other's ideas and make them your own. That is how we roll! DIY'ers love to share and help others succeed.
5. Add a hook to hold a garden tool. I hung my clippers. Hopefully I'll remember where I hung them when I need them next!
6. Paint on a sealer – to help it survive the constant rainfall and watering, I painted on a couple of coats of sealer tinted with gray paint left over from my painted dresser project. If you are concerned about the sign out in the weather, you will need to buy a "Marine Sealer."
7. Take it out and prop or hang it! I wanted something on my steps holding my planters to add some whimsy. I have three other boards, so I need to look for more cute sayings!
There are so many really cute projects on Pinterest and in the blogging world. So often you'll see creations that are exclusive and the artists don't want replicated. But for DIY'ers, we WANT you to take our ideas, we WANT you to ask questions and we WANT to help you create what we have created. There is so much room for sharing and we love to do it. Feel free to ask the "how questions" - that's what we are here for.
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  • Annie Doherty Annie Doherty on Aug 10, 2016
    Beautiful, love this thanks for sharing.

  • Carey Carey on Sep 16, 2016
    I have been doing this for years. It does work very well. I painted one that came from a family member after the Post office put in Lock Boxes and a friend rescued it for me! I can't say how happy I was to receive it! It sits on my back step so I can put things in it as I come into the house!