Grandma fence done

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Project by Cathy Krumrei posted 07-30-2007 12:58 AM 1595 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My grandma fence is finally done. With all the gkids it took awhile to be able to have them visit to add to my fence. Thanks for looking!

I am adding to this here. The 2nd set is the fence the gkids brought home to put in their yards.

I wanted to share a little project I came up with for the grandkids to do while we did some camping. I had the boards all cut out and primer already on. All the kids had to do was GO FOR IT! and paint whatever they wanted to finish them for me. I also made each gkid one to bring home but those had a point on the end so they can stick them in the ground at home. We all had a great time seeing what each one created and they really enjoyed the project. I am SO proud to have this now displayed in my backyard haven. It’s something I’ll treasure for ever and it didn’t take that long to make or set up. It would make a cute addition for anyone.
I have a few more boards to add as soon as I can get the gkids that live a distance to have the chance to make their own to display on the fence.

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#1 posted 07-30-2007 02:43 AM

adorable and what a family scrapbook :)

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#2 posted 07-30-2007 05:19 AM

I absolutely love it.

I’ll be making one of these soon for my garden and I’ll get all of the neighborhood kids to help.

When you see a great idea you should steal it shamelessly.

-- Jesus was a Jewish carpenter.

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#3 posted 07-30-2007 06:18 AM

Krum, go ahead and call the Police now – I’m with Aubrey and plan on stealing your idea when I build a fence around my wife’s vegetable garden this fall. Great Idea, thanks for sharing.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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Cathy Krumrei

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#4 posted 07-30-2007 02:12 PM

The idea was to share and you can make them any size I’d be delighted to see more done! I cut the boards into 4 inch wide and random lengths. For the top for the roof I cut random angles then used 1 1/2 inch strips and cut them off below the angle. I then glued and air stabled the strips onto the roof. I used acylic paint from my daughter in law that she had used for her house after putting the primer on. I had put the paints in cups with lids and they picked what they wanted to use. And on the other ones they will be taking home I’ll post that picture asap I put the point on so the parents can use a small shovel to put it out in the yard. I did put 2 coats of sealer on so these will last for a long time. One more thing I did have each gkid add their name on the front roof edge with the year. I left a spot in the middle as I am trying to think of what I could add onto a big heart I want to put there. Any suggestions? Something like “MY PRIDE AND JOY FENCE” Grandma’s special fence…I just want that added to complete the fence. Maybe MsDebbieP’s idea..”Grandma’s Scrapbook”? LOL


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#5 posted 07-30-2007 06:07 PM

Very interesting idea and a great way to get the kids to paint your fence for you. LOL.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#6 posted 07-30-2007 08:40 PM

Tom Sawyer would be proud.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Mark A. DeCou

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#7 posted 07-31-2007 06:10 PM

what a great concept, and a good memory for the kids.

thanks for sharing yourself with them, and us,

-- Mark DeCou - American Contemporary Craft Artisan -

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#8 posted 07-31-2007 06:19 PM

Oh, now that’s a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#9 posted 03-01-2009 06:36 AM

What a cute idea. I was sthinking the same thing about Tom Swayer, but actually I think the Grandkids put him to shame. He didnt want to paint that fence. Love it.

-- Janice

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Cathy Krumrei

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#10 posted 03-02-2009 03:07 AM

Thanks Janice, it IS a grandma’s item high on my SO PROUD to have list! I keep it safe and sound for the winter, I want this to last a long long time. So far all is well! And heck they can always repaint it right?? LOL

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