I wanted to share an idea of reinvention. Porch boards are very popular, but can be very expensive. I recently took scraps and reinvented them into a new creation. Though this idea is done with a Farmhouse Look, it could easily be done to fit any style.
I found an old piece of oak wood in a shed (you could use any wood). I sanded it down, using a fine grain sand paper. I wanted large stencils, which can be costly. I used my computer so I could choose my own font and size needed. I printed on letter per page. Afterwards, I used an artist’s tool to delicately cut out the letters. I traced them to the board, and used paint, which I already had.
I found an old piece of galvanized metal, and cut a cross for the bottom. It’s attached with tiny screws. There’s some rust on it, but it adds character to the board and the Farmhouse look. Once dry, I went over the board with Orange Glo, to bring out the richness of the wood.
In these times, it’s good to be able to reinvent and spend little or no money. I have less than $1 in this project. It took me about 2 hours to complete. I challenge you to look in your shed, garage, attic, barn, or where ever old trashed items might be living. You’ll be amazed how you can reinvent them and bring them together for a new purpose. In the front porch picture, I did the same by adding new bows and a little paint.