Spruce Up Your Fence With Delicious Cooking Essentials


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In need of some backyard renovation?

This summer, you’re probably planning on having people over, and whether you want to entertain with food, or just want people to notice something new at your place, this is a way to do that.


By just painting your fence and adding some plants with some labels, your backyard can have a completely different vibe with next to no effort.

I love the way she painted the fence the nice gray-blue

color. It really makes the wood of the garden boxes pop.

She uses cedar because it is weather resistant, so she highly recommends using this for your plant boxes. Since it’s outside, it’s susceptible to moisture, so any weather resistant wood is best.


To complete this project, you’ll need:

  • Wood and Concrete Cedar Resurfacer
  • Paint roller
  • Paint brush
  • Paint tray
  • Cedar (enough to make 4 planters: 4 boards @ 1″x6″x8′ and 2 boards @ 1″x4″x8′)
  • Exterior screws (1 – 1/4″)
  • Pressure washer
  • Power drill with drill bits (3/8″ and 9/64″ drill bits)
  • Jigsaw
  • Circular saw (optional)
  • Exterior wood glue
  • Nailer (or hammer and nails)

Make sure to power wash your fence before painting it. You’ve gotta get it super clean! The paint will not adhere to a dirty fence.

Fences are one of the most dramatic things to clean and redo because over the years, they grow green and black gunk.

Making the planters are easy, and with some optional stencils, you can label them as well.

Need directions? Watch how Serena with Thrift Diving does this cool DIY project in her step by step tutorial below so you can make your own!