Junk Garden Additions and Progress in June

You know what I hate?  I hate it when I discover that I didn't take a before photo of my project.

I purchased this vintage soup ladle at the thrift shop.  The handle showed some age but dipper part was still very shiny metal.  

From Footboard to Farmhouse Junk Garden Deck Sign

My sweet friend, Trina, gave me this wooden twin foot-board to up-cycle.

I have attached it to my deck.  More on that later...

Junk Garden Ideas 2018 Edition

I purchased this fishing sign at a church rummage sale a couple of years ago. I first tried to resell it at my booth, but it didn't sell before I closed my booth.

See how I worked this sign into my garden decor.

Rummage Sale Re-purposed and Up-cycled Plant Containers

In May, I was lucky enough to find a rummage sale with lots of items with up-cycling possibilities.  Do you remember what I found?  Details here.

This little dated country box with a wire handle was one of my finds.  I think they used it as a potpourri box and also a pencil/pen box.

Another of my finds was this metal planter painted light blue with a mauve stencil.

Both finds get a makeover today on my blog!

A Few Changes To My Garden Shed Decor

Weathered Window Frame Planter
This window frame with sill has been one of my best junk finds ever.  

It was the anchor piece of my 2015 Christmas Mantel HERE, and was repurposed as a window box planter HERE in 2016.

Weathered Window Frame Planter
 After a year over the potting sink and then a year by the shed, the curtain was very faded out.

Thrifted Candle Holders Repurposed As A Faux Succulent Planter

 I found this iron piece thrifting.

I think it is a round candle holder.  Anyway, it was very cheap!

 This is a blue and white ceramic tea light holder.

I purchased the tea light holder at a local thrift shop too.  I think I have seen tea light holders like this one at the Dollar Tree before too.

Grandma's Old Sign Stencils Bingo Night Shirt

 This lady is my mom!

She lives in a senior apartment complex that has BINGO every Thursday night.

More Garden Decor Ideas with Junk

I got these old wagon boards from my Junkin' Friend Jodi several years ago.

The boards are perfectly weathered with chippy red paint in some areas.  I made the boards into a junk garden planter display.

Junk Upcycled as Garden Decor #garagesale #containergarden #gardenjunk #junkgarden
This year I planted the galvanized pail with violas.

The violas were purchased at our local Menard's in a plastic hanging basket that I transferred to the bucket.

This little country birdhouse/blueberry chair was a garage sale upcycle from last year.

Junk Gardening: A Collection of Cool Junk with Amazing Flowers

A Junk Garden Border Planting Diagram #annuals #perennials #lilies #junkgarden #gardenjunk #containergarden
In June, my junk is very visible in my front yard border.  But, as the flowers fill in, they take center stage as the stars, and the junk pieces become supporting actors.

Even though I have flowers and junk in other spots in my yard, my front yard garden border is the most loved and most notable area in my yard.

Planting My Horizontal Wooden Barrel With Calibrachoa, Bidens & Lantana


Confetti Mix Calibrachoa Hawaiian Summer
 Calibrachoa (Million Bells) are taking over the greenhouses!

I purchased two cheaper baskets at Kmart with the Confetti Garden Hawaiian Summer Mix ( Aloha Kona Dark Red, Aloha Kona Pineapple and Aloha Kona Hot Orange Calibrachoa.)