Repurposed Fence Picket Transformed into a Photo Display

Repurposed Fence into Photo

As I have said before, I am a salvage junkie. I love saving anything from the curbside or dumpster that could be repurposed into home decor.

I am obsessed a little, I know it is a problem and it drive my wife a little nuts. However, admitting you have a problem is the first step right?

My Latest Salvage Creation

I found this cut fence picket in the dumpster at my office. I thought that it could be repurposed into something for my farmhouse style decor.

After thinking about it for a little bit I came up with a perfect idea…Photo Display.

Here is how this salvage transformation happened. It all started with this fence picket.

Fence Picket Photo Display Steps

Step 1 – Distress the fence picket

This fence picket was already weathered and distressed. However, I wanted to take it up a notch and add some color. Doing this is easy.

  • First, dry brush a few brushstrokes to be the base for a faded paint look. Let dry.
  • Second, I stained the wood with Minwax Jacobean Stain. Let dry.
  • Lastly, with a medium grit sandpaper I lightly sanded the stain and paint to give it a more authentic distressed look.

Step 2 –  Attach bulldog clips

I wanted this photo holder to be easily changeable. I found the perfect solution at Michaels…metal hinge bulldog clips.

These stylish clips I attached to the fence picket with push pins that I sprayed painted black. Using push pins was a lot easier that trying to nail or screw them on.

Step 3 – Attach pop can tab

Now why would I attach a pop can tab to my fence picket? Easy, a pop can tab makes an inexpensive picture holder. Just add a small screw through the tiny hole in the center.

Growing Family

I’m so excited for my third child, this time our first child. The deadline Jam Gadang Bukittinggi is October 16, 2016, and I can’t wait to meet him. This distressed DIY fence picket photo holder is perfect for displaying cute ultrasound photos. Once she’s born, I can replace her with adorable kissing photos from our new batch of joys.

Do you love making DIY home decor projects as much as I do? Comment below with your favorite DIY projects you’ve done.