I know it has been a week since I last posted, and I am sorry. This week got away from me before I even knew it. I have some fun ideas and tutorials to share with you to make up for it.
When I was first married, I wanted to be able to decorate for EVERY holiday, but realistically it wasn't going to happen. All of the things that were so cute on the shelf were far too expensive for our budget.
Even now that we have been married a while, the budget is still slim and the decorations are even more pricey.
As I was thinking about what I wanted to put on my front porch this year, it hit me. I didn't need to spend a lot of money to get a great fall porch. I have figured out some really cute projects and I wanted to share them with you so that you can decorate YOUR porch on a budget too.
2- 1X2 (furring strip) These are 77 cents each at Home Depot.
1- piece of lathe (I think that is how you spell it. It is found by the stakes in the lumber department) 55 cents each
1 can of spray paint (I found some high gloss black spray paint at Walmart for only $1.12! They have it in various colors as well.) Normally I don't like to use glossy paint, but in this case it works, and you will use the left over for another project later on this week.
1 can brown primer
The total cast is at about $4.00! So far, so good :)
Let's begin. First you need decide how tall you want your fence to be. I made my tallest piece 3 feet tall and my shortest 2 1/2 feet tall, but you can do whatever you want. I then cut out my 1X2 into various heights in between those measurements.
If you wanted to do a primer like I did, now is the time to do it. The reason I chose to use the primer is because when I sand it down after I paint it black, the brown will show through which I like.
Now paint with your final color choice of paint.
Once that dries, sand the areas that you hammered and sanded before to make those spots stand out.