Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Recycling for Garden Decor

I enjoy browsing Pinterest and Facebook to find ideas for recycling objects for our garden areas.  I was given an unused headboard by my sister in law for a project that I liked on Facebook.  I used spray paint with primer in it by Valspar that worked really well to paint this headboard.

After painting, I added a piece of chicken wire on the back center section of the headboard.

Dug some deep holes to bury the legs of the headboard and planted a Clematis to vine up through the chicken wire.  I also plan on planting some other plants or flowers around legs of the headboard

This spring I found this old bird feeder had fallen from the pole it had been sitting on for a number of years. 

I had been gathering up some miniature Fairy garden furnishings to start building a Fairy garden and decided this would be a perfect addition by turning it into a greenhouse.
Added acorn tops, which we have an abundance of in our woods, for the roofing.  Painted the feeder in some bright colors and had hubs cut a new piece of acrylic for the front and added some small potted plants inside. 
Of course any fairy garden that is located in our yard must have a few chickens.

The Fairy garden is a work in progress and I will share as I add to it.  I cannot wait for my grand daughters to visit because they gave me a small potted Fairy garden last year as a gift and I know they are going to love the expanded version.

I have not added much to the room divider that I shared on my last post.

I did paint the leaves with some exterior acrylic paint and I think it really made a difference.

Below is a glance of the shady pathway that I have been planting and the Fairy garden is in the group of trees beyond that path.

There is a  lot more to share with you and I will share as the gardens take shape.  Thank you for reading and blessings from our home in the woods.


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Christine said...

It looks lovely and will be magical as it develops. Your grandchildren should love it.

Anke said...

I love all your recycling projects and the pathway looks beautiful! Everything looks so pretty together!! Funny thing, just yesterday we added our daughter's head and foot board from her old bed to our garden. ;-)

Bee Lady said...

Oh my gosh what a fun garden to play in! I love it. Love all of your ideas too. I know you saw them on pinterest or facebook....whatever....YOU ACTUALLY FOLLOWED THROUGH!!! Who does that???? Fun and lovely garden.

Cindy Bee

mrs. c said...

Your garden looks happy, just like you! I hope that you are doing well. Is your weather better now? My son has moved to L.A.......oh well, he is young and wants an adventure. He is such a sweet guy and I will miss hi so very much!!! Our booth is doing well, I will post some photos of something, I am always so busy with booth stuff. Jeff and I are shopping from Friday till Monday, we love yard sales and thrift
ing! Hope all is well with you and your hubs, and Bug and the girls. Great idea for the fairy garden!

Jenny said...

You are a master recycler!

I especially love the green gate.