DIY: Rustic Rakes

Good Day Kansas

I never knew ‘junking’ was such a popular hobby until I started checking out vintage antique shops across our state. Today I met Becky Rakes, Owner of Rustic Rakes and a true lover of junking. She has a passion for upcycling and turning gently (or harshly) used items into treasures! She has a eye an creative mind to see the potential in anything from household items to yard work tools and much more

Becky opened Rustic Rakes to be an inspiration and one stop shop for hand painted furniture, plaster paint DIY/painting parties and many other rustic and vintage accessories. Today she shared some creative ways she makes “Porch Leaners” If you have driven through any suburban neighborhood chances are you have seen one of these tall rectangular signs that often times share a seasonal greeting, family name or even a favorite team. Today Becky walked us through the steps in making a sunflower porch leaner and we even used a flame to help decorate.

Check out the Rustic Rakes Facebook Page to learn all the classes she offers and to sign up for one, I highly recommend trying one, she provides all the materials and instruction – and you have all the fun!

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