Do you have a fence that is a serious eyesore? You're not alone. What follows ia a list of wonderful ways you can turn those drab pieces of wood into something useful and beautiful, too.
Even if you don't have a fence in your yard, you'll still be inspired by these fun DIY projects. Many of them could be made with any type of reclaimed wood, and they will surely add something special to your home.
1. Wooden clock
This rustic wooden clock is actually make out of salvaged fence boards. It's hard to think of a more practical way to repurpose old posts once they are no longer part of the fence. Check out the full project from Two It Yourself.
2. Sunburst mirror
Nobody will guess that you make this sunburst mirror out of old fence pieces. The unique design will add interest and texture to whatever room you choose to put it in. Find instructions for making the mirror at Gorgeous Shiny Things.
3. Colorful birdhouses
Salvage old fence boards and upcycle them into colorful birdhouses! Breathe a little life into that boring old fence by bringing some wildlife into your yard.
4. Picket fence headboard
Bring the fence inside and make a statement with your headboard. The tutorial can be found at Shabby Love Blog.
5. Rustic coffee table
This beautifully designed coffee table was made by transforming shabby fence boards into something chic. Display a beautiful vase on and some coffee table books atop the finished product, and it could hold its own next to almost any shabby chic designer table. Find out how to make the table at Addicted 2 Decorating.
6. Use an old fence as a backboard
If you are looking for creative projects, the following one by Organized Clutter has you covered. Convert an old fence into a rustic, weathered backboard. The wood slats instantly add a farmhouse vibe to your bookcase. Decorate with your favorite books, planters, and objects.
7. Fence window box
Got 3 cedar picket fences lying around? Upcycle it into a flower box and window decorative piece as demonstrated below by Mama Needs a Project. Guests will get jealous of how pretty your yard is!
8. Towel bar
Keep towels organized with the project below by Chaotically Creative. Transform a piece of picket fence into a towel rack that'll add a unique touch to your bathroom.
9. DIY herringbone wall
The ultimate way to repurpose fence boards is to transform them into a statement wall in your home. People pay lots of money for this wood treatment, but you can do it for little to nothing by using an old fence that would be junked anyway. Find instructions over at Designer Trapped.
10. Potting bench
Any gardener knows that you can never have enough storage space for tools and a place to tend to your plants! This DIY potting bench from My Repurposed Life looks like it just belongs in your yard.
Who do you know that could use some ideas to spruce up their old fence? Send this article their way and pass on the good karma.