Wednesday, January 22, 2014


When we replaced our white wooden fence with vinyl
I thought, what will I do with all these pickets.
Since I like to re-use things and turn them into something else,
these are a few of the things I have come up with. So far...

The fence looks pretty rough. I've repainted it for years
but I was really getting tired of that. So last year we finally replaced it.

After taking it apart my first idea was fish.
After scraping and sanding and doing a little sawing
these are what I came up with.

After painting, here are some of the fish.
I've made schools of them.

My next idea was a flag.
Here is Old Glory.

Here's a Christian Flag.

 One of my favorite flowers is the poppy.
After trimming the pickets to a certain size
I formed a canvas out of wood.
And voila! 
A Poppy.

Another strange flower on a wood canvas.

I had odds and ends of cut off pieces.
So wood art is what I came up with
Most of these have a bell or snowflake attached to it.
There's also some rooster art.

This is a small wood canvas about 10x12.
I stenciled on this one.

I had so many fish, another idea I came up with was to add pegs to them.
To hang aprons, a coat, dog leashes, or whatever.
These go up and down.

These go across.
They're more of a coat rack.
Or whatever you want!

Since I had some cut off pieces of the top of the pickets
I thought they'd make a great Grinch.

One of my favorite things is my Chicken Art for the Hen House.

That's Bouffant and Slippers at the coop door.
They're so little there.

And last but not least is my picket Snowman.
He can hang on the wall, a door or any narrow space.

And that's it so far.
I'll be coming up with more ideas in the future.
Hope you enjoyed these.

We live by faith, not by sight.
2 Corinthians 5:7


  1. Love love love it! Especially the fish and the Grinch :-)

  2. SO fun! Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog hop, I’ll be featuring you, so please feel free to grab my Featured Button! Have a great week!

    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick

    1. Thank you so much. I'm honored. You've made my week.

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    1. Thanks you so much for your comment.

  4. What a fun collection of ideas! Love the bird stencil and the poppy. So creative. :)

    1. Thanks so much for your comment. The poppy is one of my favorite.

  5. Your old fence looks exactly like ours! We paint, repair, and replace pickets. These are some great ideas. The various fish and the grinch are my favorites.

    1. Thanks so much for leaving a comment. I enjoy doing the fish and grinch also.

  6. Clever fish...who would think to turn a fence board into a fish....a fun and cute idea!

    1. Thank you a lot for your kind comment.

  7. Everything is so awesome! I especially love the chicken a lot! Do you have an Etsy shop or something? You are very talented- everything is so neat!

  8. Thank you so much for your kind words. No Etsy shop just a little shop in my garage. I'm glad you like my work.

  9. great ideas! you are very creative...and I love the flag one! and the fish.. ;) thanks for sharing on Simple Saturday!

  10. I was amazed at all your ideas for the fence posts. Very fun! And I love the idea of adding art to the chicken house. Cute!

    1. Thank you so much. I love decorating everything even the hen house.

  11. Oh my heavens!! I LOVE!!! I've been wanting to make a sign out of wood for over my bed for so long and that is the perfect wood. I need to find me some old picket fence somewhere. Love it!! Thanks for sharing at Throwback Thursday.


  12. Love how you put them together for a "canvas" and the poppy one is so terrific. You should sell these works of art and pay for the new fence.

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  14. These are some cute ideas! Love the fish their adorable. Bright and cheery!

  15. How wonderful to have all those old pickets to work with! You made so many fantastic things with them! The Christian flag is really neat! Thanks for linking up to Project Challenge!

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