I picked up this old gate at a yard sale two weeks ago. It makes such a cute backdrop for my rose garden. I threw together the little welcome sign in 10 minutes flat.
This old hand pump was all rusty, but I gave it a coat of paint in a sunny yellow to brighten it up. The DM Ferry & Co sign is another yard sale buy.
A rusty bit of junk I found at the dump. Don't know what this thing is at all.
Another dump find, this feeder got a home in a tomato cage
An old storm window that I hung on my house. I painted the images on the window to dress it up a little.
I found a 3 panel hinged fire screen at a yard sale and took it apart. I used two of the panels when I built my potting bench. They sit inside a frame created by another old storm window I found.
And the finished bench:
I bought up all the galvanized buckets and tubs I found - there seemed to be a lot of them in this year's yard sales! Yay for me!! They are now my planters.
This $30 DIY shed was inspired by Donna's love of pallet wood. I didn't use pallet wood for my project because I had wood in my stock pile and I had a bunch donated to me by a friend who had leftovers after building a fence, but this would be an excellent project for pallet wood.
Two old doors I found got a new life as a privacy screen/windbreak on my tiny deck. I was able to anchor my patio umbrella to them - we have some wicked wind storms that blow up out of nowhere around these parts! Notice my large planter? Another fabulous galvanized tub I found a couple of summers ago. LOVE.IT.!!
I used a small pallet to build a step up to the door as well.
and on the other side of those doors is my rock-and-thyme patio and my pride & joy $3 wood stepladder - woot!
Notice the rusty junk sitting on the bottom rung? No idea what that thing is but I dug up 3 of them when I was building gardens.
See my new shutters? They were inspired by Donna, too. She built an awesome window treatment for her living room using 1x4s and I just fell in love.
This is when they were newly built a couple of months ago, now the wood is shrinking and you can see the cracks between the pieces better. They are exactly what I wanted - plus I added some carriage door hardware to dress them up more.
And my latest yard sale finds. Wonder what I'm going to do with all this stuff...
Thanks for visiting! Have a fabulous weekend - and don't forget to hit those yard sales, you never know what you're gonna find :)
If you want more details, click on these headings:
How to build a potting bench
DIY Shed for $30
Adding Curb Appeal on a Dime